Monday, 4 February 2013

Prima's Craftsman

Last week I shared with you the beautiful card created by Tracy Harris using the free stamp from the February Craft Stamper magazine.  Well Tracy has been very busy creating some more gorgeous cards, this time using the Prima 'Craftsman' range of papers with a selection of stamps etc.  'Craftsman' is a brilliant range of masculine inspired designs in a colour palette of browns, reds, blues and yellows and has co-ordinating stamps and wooden embellishments.

This fun card uses the 'Mechanic' Paper from the Craftsman Range for the background squares and the stamps are from the IndigoBlu 'Alice II' Stamp Collection.  The words and the Mad Hatter images are stamped onto cream cardstock and then a mask put over the top leaving just a small border exposed and the swirl stamp from the collection is used to create a co-ordinating decorative border which is very effective.  The inks used are all Distress Inks; Aged Mahogany, Black Soot and Walnut Stain.  Tracy used some of her own stash to complete the look.

This card uses the 'Black Box' paper from the Craftsman range and the words are from the 'Engineer' Paper.  The images are a combination of the IndigoBlu 'Grand Tour I' and Prima's 'Craftsman' stamps and the inks used are 'Walnut Stain' and 'Aged Mahogany' Distress Inks.  

And lastly today is this card which has a very different look.  The paper is 'Engineer' from the Craftsman range again and is used in conjunction with the 'Craftsman' stamp and also 'It's a date' stamp by Technique Tuesday.  The inks are 'Aged Mahogany' and 'Stormy Skies' Distress Inks.  Once again Tracy has used a masking technique but this time on the background of the card that the paper is matted onto creating a great co-ordinating design.

All these cards are perfect for the men in your lives and we know how difficult it is to create cards for them so it is wonderful to have this inspiration.  The Craftsman range of papers can be bought individually as 12"x12" or as a 6"x6" pad.

I will be back tomorrow to share some more of Tracy's wonderful creations.

Happy Crafting :).

Kate xx

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