Saturday, June 6, 2015

Move the Soul ~ Power Poppy June Preview and a "Tire Frame" Tutorial
It's all about the "Masculine" feel today.  Marcy has created a fantastic set, called Move the Soul, that will appeal to the young men, or the "young-men-at-heart".  I colored the super cool biker with Copics, and matted it with a "tire" shape I created using three different Circle Dies.

Did you notice the "grunge" around the border?  That was made using two stamps from this set also.  A tire tread and what I call an "oil spill".

Here's a close up of the "tire" matting and the grunge border.

I've included a quick photo tutorial of how I made the "tire" using a "Stitched" Circle die (instead of the "Hole Punch" Circle die I used on my card).  I just received the Stitched Circle Frame (Die-namics) in the mail today and had already finished my card.  My first one used a Hole Punched Circle die from Little B.

1.  Diecut using the largest Classic Scallop Circle die (Spellbinders)

2.  Line up a Circle die that will cut off just the tip of the scallops. (Spellbinders Classic Circle works too, but the die is thick and you can't see the edge of the scallop when diecutting.  The Little B Circle die is thin so you can get an exact cut.)

3.  Take your Stitched Circle Frame (Die-Namics), or the Hole Punch Circle Frame (Little B) and place your "tire" inside it to emboss a frame.

4.  Here's what it looks like when placed inside the Stitched Circle Frame.

5.  Turn it over and place it on an Embossing Mat.  You want the impression of the stitches or holes.  You don't want them to be diecut.

6.  Run the die through your diecut machine, and voila!!  You get a "textured tire" frame.

Whew...that's it for this long post y'all.  Now, you'll want to head on over to the rest of the Bloom Brigade blogs if you haven't already.  They're always quite the inspiration!

Copics:  B39, B37, B34, C10, C8, C6, C4, C2, C0, E53, E51, E50

Thanks for visiting!!
   Happy Stamping!


StampsMove the Soul (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Attitude (Kaisercraft), American Vintage (7Gypsies), Black and Kraft (PTI), X-Press It
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine), Tumbled Glass and Black Soot (Ranger Distress)
Dies:  Classic Circle, Scalloped Classic Circle (Spellbinders), Stitched Circle Frame (Die-namics), Hole Punch Circle (Little B
Accessories:  Copics, Vintage Trinkets (Prima), Mini-Staples (Tim Holtz) 


irishgreensue said...

Yikes, Tosh, I was amazed at the process JUST TO CUT AND EMBOSS THE TIRE LAYER!
I love the look of this VERY masculine card for the "young at heart" who ride, and the guys who just love everything about cycles! Beautiful coloring, BG paper, the grunge around the border - just EVERYTHING!! Fabulous card!!

Katie Sims said...

Tosh, I KNEW you would ROCK this set out with your gift for turning paper into vintage-y grunge gorgeousness!! I am amazed with what you did here...all of that texture and your neutral colors make this one a stunner for sure! Yep, if McDreamy were a card, this would be him! ;) LOVE it!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, wow oh wow!! Tosh, this is amazing and just rocks! I love every inch of it and so love how you shared how to make your "tire" die for this card! Hehe, you are so clever! Just love the manly vintage look as he does his wheelie thing. So cool and wonderful DP and great layout! Just one of the coolest guy cards ever!! Hugs!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Awesome Trish, hubby being a Harley Rider this is going to be a must, your tutorial is super and can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for going to all the trouble of putting in pictures for us who have to see it to believe it.

Kathy Jones said...

THUD....that is my jaw hitting the floor.... Tosh, Man Cards are hard to do, and you TOTALLY ROCKED THIS!! Everything is just amazing and thanks for showing how you did the frame....amazing!!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Your biker looks awesome! oH my what a cool guy card. That tread like look on the circle is genious!!! Totally cool.

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