Friday, February 25, 2011

Beatnik Jugs...Can You Dig, Man?

 I call this easel frame/card "Beatnik Jugs" because to me it has that 50's/60's beatnik vibe going. This was created using Stampendous' Perfectly Clear "Vases". The frame is made from chipboard, and was inked all over with Versamark before covering completely in white embossing powder. I did two layers of that. Then I wiped a small amount of talcum powder (prevents the embossing powder from sticking where you DON'T want it) over the surface before layering the stamped images and embossing in black for high contrast. The center portion was black linen cardstock, stamped and embossed in white. I stamped and embossed the sentiment and adhered it to  the back of a Tim Holtz Fragmentz charm. I used more of the black linen cardstock and created an easel for the frame to sit upright, punching the
 edge with my favorite EK edger/punch. I love the graphic look of this project, and the way the embossed surface of the frame created texture on the embossed vases. Because of the design of the easel, this can easily by folded to fit in an envelope, and inserting a great photo in the frame would make this such a great gift.
Perfectly Clear "Vases" (SSC1093)
White (EP100) and Midnight Black (EP111) Embossing Powder
Tsukineko Versamark ink (VM001)

chipboard frame (Michael's)
black linen cardstock
EK Edger punch
Tim Holtz Fragmentz charm
black felt covered brad fastener


Wendy said...

Pam, this is fabulous!!!! Remarkable!!! Please have your husband come and visit his friend. Then you can visit yours!!!

wendyp said...

Wow! Pam, this is incredible!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

"I dig man!!!" ...takes me back to the days of watching Bob Denver playing "Dobie Gillis" when he was a beatnik and not Gilligan. LOL! This is a fabulous rendition of stamping collage Pam. I love this stand-up card.