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Friday, June 8, 2012

Compass Card JRC_074

I made this card for JustRite Friday Challenge #074 - "Vintage Masculine". I wasn't really happy with yesterday's card. It looks beautiful in person because of all the textures, but it doesn't look so great in photographs. This one looks better. I was inspired to create this card by Linda Duke's beautiful ships wheel card, only I like her's much better!.

I used the same handmade paper as I used yesterday, and cut the porthole, (or outside of the compass, whichever it looks like to you), using Spellbinders dies. The first time I did this, I covered it with Glossy Accents to make it shiny, but it started rolling up on me, so I decided to try to dry it with a heat gun. Big Mistake!!! The glossy Accents turned white! So don't dry your glossy Accents with a heat gun! I added a layer of acetate behind the hole, (which is why the compass looks a little cloudy in the photo, it doesn't in real life), and mounted it dimensionally over the compass. The acetate actually gives the impression of looking through the glass of a real compass.

The compass is from JustRite's discontinued Anchors Away set, and colored with water color pencils. I tried it first with Copics, but I just can't get them to work in small spaces. I sure wish the tip was finer. So many people do such beautiful things with them, but I always come up with duds.

I used VersaMagic Aegean Blue to stamp it with, and Anna Griffin Coffee ink for distressing, then used a Martha Stewart anchor punch to punch anchors out of some old textured antique gold CS. I put Glossy Accents over the anchors to give them a dimensional rounded look. The Glossy Accents were still wet when I took the photograph, so they look a little cloudy. Needless to say, I didn't use the heat gun on them!

I have seven new stamp sets and two die sets coming from JustRite, so hopefully soon, you won't be seeing the same stamps on my cards over and over again! I have a lot of their stamps, but most of them are Christmas stamps. I've got all the new nautical sets coming, plus three of their new flowery sets. It will be so much fun to have something new to work with!


JD said...

Very nicely done, great masculine card!

Sheri said...

I love all the nice layers and handmade paper! Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)