Sunday 19 February 2012

Just a tad more vintagey than usual...


I hope you're all having a lovely, relaxing weekend! Mine has been manic: trying to cram in all the things I'd told myself I do during my week off - ha!

During one of my many indulgent inky sessions this past week, I've been having more fun with my Uniko Studio stamps. I really wanted to play with the time-sheet image from Extra Time:

Thank You

I think I was still be on a bit of a vintagey/distress inks phase when I made this...! I promise you I've created some more, pure white CAS creations since making this....mind you, never hurts to experiment I guess!

Anyways, back to the card: This card uses a really simple masking technique. I simply cut a few masks of this image and stamped away to create a background. Easy peasy when the image to mask is so easy to trim :)

To apply the ribbon, I used my craft knife to cut two slits either side of the focal point and threaded the ribbon with an aim to give this one layer-card a bit more depth.

Finally, I couldn't resist using Chompy! (my corner chomper) to round all four corners of the card to match the original shape of the time-sheet image. Now I see the pic of my card I wished I'd used the smaller corner setting now...hmmm....hindsight - it's a wonderful thing! *sigh*

Now if you fancy these stamps for yourself, then be sure to check out this new company: Uniko Studio and if you fancy the chance to grab some of these fabulous stamps for free, I recommend you check out the Uniko Studio blog *wink*

Right then - those books aren't going to mark themselves for Monday morning so I'm arming myself with my red pen and hiding for a couple of hours...!

Thank you so much for stopping by today - I love your visits!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Thank You}
Stamps: Extra Time (Uniko Studio)
Ink: Antique Linen (Distress Inks)/Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Dark Chocolate Twill Ribbon and Buttons (Papertrey Ink)


Jess said...

Simply fantastic! I think this is a perfect card for a bloke!

Have fun marking ;)

KayBeScraps said...

wow.. looks fantastic.. ♥

Hugs, Katrin

Beverley said...

Hey Aimes! I love this CAS one layer wonder :) I had never thought of masking the clocking in & out card. It looks great & not too vintagey. Hugs Bev X

Adventures and Tea Parties said...

Ooh what a lovely competition! I've entered and am crossing all fingers and toes! Beautiful design as ever Aimes! :-) x

Dana F. said...

Fabulous vintage-y card! Love how you still keep your cards beautifully clean in design. Have a lovely Sunday!

~amy~ said...

super FAB stamping...GREAT card!

Karen B. said...

Such a beautiful card. I enjoy seeing cards people make that are outside of their normal style since they always turn out as great as the cards done in their comfort zone.

Lynn said...

Hope all the grading is complete! This card is so soft and subtle. Love all the masking!

Unknown said...

This is is pretty!! So gorgeous!

Christina said...

A tad vintage, but still perfectly CAS and a fabulous design. Love the way you wrapped the ribbon, and the button placement is perfect!

Maureen said...

I love that you let us know how you do things on your card, Duchess...because sometimes I really think, "HOW did she DO that?" Love that little time sheet :) I have been to the blog and linked up everything :) Ah, the last day of a week off is the hardest...hope your week was fabulous :) Our Spring Break is in a month...starts on March 16th...just in time for you know what!! ;)

Debby said...

Yep, we are definately mirror images of each other re kid free time! I hope you've enjoyed your inky time this week. It's at the end of a full on week with the kids that I truly appreciates teachers - I've only got 3 and I'm guessing you look after a few more than that LOL! You are really storming with these Uniko stamps - love all the masking.

Tigriswillreign said...

This is lovely!

Nerina said...

Love this - it's so incredibly creative and unusual!

kasia c. said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! I love the way the ribbon is tucked under the one edge. The background is just fabulous. :)

Stephanie said...

This works brilliantly Aimes....adding masking to my list of techniques to try out (for when I'm feeling adventurous, which is not often lol) x

Lindsay said...

I Love this Aimes! The faint background and the vintage tone = perfection!

Andrea M said...

Look at you just rocking' the vintage! WOW!

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