Life is sketchy once again for the Woodware UK team...as in Sketch 24! You can see the general layout to the left, and my version at the top. I chose to use the new Stampendous Tin Man Reader, designed by Lisa Hindsley for the focal panel. He was colored and shaded with markers, all in shades of gray, with a pop of purple for his bow tie. Chances are the Tin Man has a bunch of cogs and gears making up the majority of his insides, so I machine embossed a panel of Black Magic cardstock with the Dreamweavers Gears stencil, and sanded the surface a bit to reveal the color core. A thin strip of aluminum was also embossed with the Gears, and some Color Solutions inks were daubed over the surface (and over the die cut heart lock). A little sanding to remove the color off of the top embossing, and a brush over of Black StazOn ink added more dimension. I didn't have nuts and bolts to attach on the card, but Woodware has these wonderful Screwhead brad fasteners which were the perfect embellishment. Since the Tin Man is reading up on how to take care of his new heart (written by Skip Tabeet...say it outloud quickly! Hee hee, that Lisa, she loves her puns!), I added a sweet sentiment from the Stampendous Clear Friendly Phrases set.
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Graduations aplenty have been swarming this season, and I wish every single one of the graduates, "a little bit of luck", as navigating this world is never easy. It also happens to be the weekly challenge for the Woodware team. Sometimes with luck, the stars need to be aligned just perfectly, for all of that hard work to pay off. And speaking of stars...don't you love the Star Swirls stencil from Dreamweaver? For this card, I've pasted it in silver, and sprinkled it with Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel. When heated all of these items melt and bubble for beautiful shine and texture. This panel was popped up above the card base with the Dreamweaver Dot Spiral pasted in Glossy Black for a cool black on black effect. A strip of the negative portion of die-cut letters from the Dreamweaver Alphabet set was adhered over mirror cardstock to finish the card. If you've missed the rest of the team posts this week, head on over to the Woodware Witterings blog.