Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Tractor Stamp Done 2 Ways


My sweet friend Mary Anne and I went to a scrapbook convention last week where I bought this Rubbernecker tractor image and the Balzer designs mini dots stencil used for the background. I sponged through the stencil on kraft cardstock with 3 different Ranger inks, and then cut it into a tag. The image was colored with Tombow markers, adding details with a fine line black marker. You can't see it too well, but I stamped some dried grass on the bottom before adding the sentiment. (click photo to enlarge) I found some gears and a photo turn and attached them all with brads, adding my last piece of burlap and a snippet of checkered ribbon. The background was embossed with a clockworks ef by CB. Sentiment stamps are by Clear Art Stamps.
I'm entering this card into the Tuesday Throwdown #191 which is vintage/shabby chic, adding ribbon or fiber.



Here's the same stamp, used on a simple one-layer card - which I rarely ever make! I went from one extreme to another between these two cards! LOL I colored this with Tombow markers, and made the grass with a stamp from "stamps by Judith" (also bought at the convention). I sponged in some sky with tumbled glass ink, and added a little SNSS bird flying in the sky. I added a birthday sentiment and this will go into my next OWH box, as i'm sure there are lots of farmers who will enjoy getting a card like this!
I'm entering this card into the Cardz4Guyz #14 the sky's the limit challenge.

Thanks for checking in to have a look today and I wish you all a wonderful Wednesday!

Carol

16 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I keep scrolling back and forth between the 2 cards. Are you kidding me? OMG, I just love both of them! You are going to have zero problems using the Judith stamps, and that Rubbernecker tractor was a perfect buy!

Benzi said...

The tractor stamp is just too cool. And, don't you just love Stamps by Judith? They come in so handy for doing all kinds of things.
I love your ribbon/burlap treatment.
Both cards are super duper.

Would you believe I had to cover plants last night? We had frost. It's unreal. Hope that is the last one, though. Surely will be.

Cazro said...

Oh I do so much love the tractor stamp, so shabby chic. Both cards are excellent, however the 2nd one is the one you entered into our challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Thanks so much for sharing with us. hope to see you flying by again. Caz

jimlynn said...

Oh my word! Carol, BOTH of these are just sensational! Love the vintage one and the stenciling, coloring, vintage look.....everything! The one layer card is fantastic too with those puffy little clouds!
I just wish I'd been with y'all at the show now!
Lynn

JD/ Jill said...

It's fun using new toys isn't it? and See they do inspire you! You made two great cards here...I like how you used them so differently. At first I thought you had two different stamps there...Great designs!

Brenda said...

Love both cards Carol and I love, love the rubbernecker tractor! I know a farmer that would love it too. lol Great cards, both are so cool looking. Hope you made out ok last night with the rain, hail, snow mix. We didn't have any snow, but had the hail. Hugs

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are so creative, Carol! These are superb!! Once again I've had to play catch up with you. I don't know how you can make so many cards and each one takes time and effort to do!! I'll have what you're having!!

Anyway, I'm sorry I have been negligee in my visiting, which will continue due to Easter and company. I wish you and your family a Happy, Happy Easter!! Hugs, Darnell

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Both versions are wonderful. It is almost hard to fathom that both use the same stamp. I love the tractor on a tag with all those gears in the background. I also love the simplicity of the one layer card.

Irish Cherokee said...

Both cards are great. Kind of partial to the first one with the gears metal looking thingies and stuff. LOL

Donna Hanley said...

It is amazing to me how you can show us to so totally different cards made with the same image. They are both great and it would be very hard to pick a favorite, but I do know the recipients will be very happy to get these two gems. Have a good night.

Janice said...

Love the tractor image. Both cards are fabulous and perfect for any guy. Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guys!

Diane Jaquay said...

That's a cool stamp! I love both of your cards, they're very different, but each one showcases the tractor beautifully!

Shani Thomas said...

Great stamp for a guy! And great cards using it. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a wonderful card. Now that tractor stamp could be used for so many things. Your card is perfect for our challenge this week.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown Challenges.
Linda K. DT
www.ladybugstampers.blogspot.co

scrappymo! said...

Great masculine image and great masculine card!

Love this tractor. My Dad was a farmer and always had a tractor!

Kimbo said...

A great pair of cards. Particularly like the one layer one


Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x