Saturday, February 13, 2016

Mother(board) Love

Happy Valentine's Day to all those that are celebrating it! I've made my final card; this one for my son, who is big into computers.  Pretty simple, but that's how he likes things.


I started with a Tim Holtz water color card, using the smooth side.  I used my heart diffuser as a stamp to make the central heart. I sprayed the heart portion of the diffuser with Evergreen Bough and Rusty Hinge Distress spray and then with water and then stamped it on my card.  I dried with a heat tool and again sprayed the heart and repeated as above around the rest of the card, spritzing with water to blend, drying between each  stamping. Here are a few in process shots.  I also splattered some spray on my  craft mat and mopped up the droplets for a little visual texture on the background.




I made a stencil by tracing around the diffuser heart, laid this over the panel and used texture paste and a DecoArt stencil (smoosh) to make the motherboard pattern.  While the paste was wet, I added Ranger copper embossing powder and heat dried. I wanted to give the heart more definition, so I glued a fine gauge copper wire around the perimeter.  That was fun! NOT!

I didn't like the little empty spot in the upper left part of the heart, so I added a Remnant Rub. A simple Ideaology tag, colored with Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint, a tiny brad embossed in copper to match, and a few letters from Tim Holtz' Label Letters  finish off this simple one layer card. I edged the card blank in Versamark ink and heat embossed with the copper.  I think my son will appreciate it.



I would like to enter my simple card in the following inspiring challenges:

A Vintage Journey February Challenge- Industrial My Tim influence is with the sentiments.
Frilly and Funkie-Love is in the Air! I think my colors gives this a vintage look, but it is definitely contemporary, too!

Thank you for stopping by today and for all your amazing comments!  I really do appreciate them!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

36 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Sara Emily! I am sure that your son will appreciate it very much so :)
    Hugs

    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  2. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous!! The embossing looks amazing!! The copper wire wrapped around the heart is a fabulous touch!! What a stunning card this is!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. It is gorgeous Sara, the copper wire was worth the trouble! Hugs Jan x

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  4. Amazing - love the vintage, steam punk feel!
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  5. Fantastic stempunky vintage Valentine's card, Sara! What a genius idea to create that motherboard heart! Your copper wire around the heart is such an awesome detail! I am sure your son is going to treasure it! Love it, love it, love it! Bravo, my friend! Happy Valentine's, my dear! Lots of love to you! Branka xxx

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  6. Such a great card for your son! I love that motherboard design too and yours looks great! Love how much love and labour went into this make!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

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  7. Me again...lol.
    Just saw that you entered this awesome card to our challenge et Emerald Creek Dares too! So thank you for playing along with us!!!! Hugs, Claudia xxx

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  8. If a computer kid (or adult) gets a Valentine's card like this, they'll love it! So creative and awesome! Love the colors you used, and the copper EP. Ya... Wire on a flat surface.. Thhfttttt...

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  9. Utterly love this! It really looks like a circuit board! The copper wire may not have been fun, but it was worth it, as it looks awesome. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for the "Love is in the Air" challenge. :)

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  10. This is sooooo clever! I love the way your mind works...what a fantastic creation. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Love is in the Air" challenge.

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  11. such an amazing card Sara - so very clever - I love it - brilliant - oh and thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges this month too! Hugs Rachel x

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  12. I was in love with this before you ever added the motherboard pattern Sara - what a STUNNINGLY ROMANTIC background you made! But... of course, not "son" quality - eheheheh!! So... onward you went to great success. I bet he was thrilled. I love the the little words in the corner and way you did the shimmering motherboard pattern - so creative and such GREAT LOOKING card for him. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to a gal with one of the biggest hearts in blogland!! Hugs j.

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  13. I can bet your son will love it! Gorgeous card and brilliant motherboard!

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  14. Wowwwww... this looks like a real motherboard. Very impressed and I'm sure your son will appreciate it very much.

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  15. I was so amazed by your stunning card and totally forgot to thank you so much for joining in our February challenge at Stamps and Stencils! Big hugs! Branka DT :)

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  16. Beautifully designed and crafted - a stunning card! Jennie x

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  17. Brilliant motherboard background on the heart and so perfect for your son. Beautiful Valentine's card. Glad to have you playing along all week in the "Love is in the Air" challenge at Frilly and Funkie challenge!

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  18. So, so cleaver, original and fabulous. Simply love the way you have done this. Thanks for joining our travels at A Vintage Journey.

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  19. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week, hope to see you again soon
    Hugs Sharon DT

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  20. I LOVE THIS!!! So very cool, what an amazing idea! I'm telling you - man card of the year! So amazing!!!

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  21. Absolutely love this! Brought back so many memories of when I used to make jewelry from etched computer circuit boards.

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  22. Sara, this is astoundingly brilliant and perfect for your son! The embossing is spectacular and I love how it's tailored to your kiddo. The colors are gorgeous. The sentiment is fabulous and I love the avenues you used to create it. Amazing card, my friend! Have a beautiful night. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  23. Love your gorgeous project,thanks for sharing with us at Country View Challenges.xxx

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  24. Love this valentine. Personally I think the heart has an Asian feel to it and the colour palette is so perfect for a fellow. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Me again, saying thanks for sharing this at Stamps and Stencils as well.

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  25. Wow Sara Emily, this is just brilliant!! Love the technique you used on the background of the heart, what a wonderful effect you achieved!! I just adore the use of the motherboard stencil, and the bronze metallic finish really makes it all the more amazing!! What a fabulous masculine card for you son, he will surely treasure it!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Love is in the Air' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  26. I'm totally digging this card Sarah Emily!! What a cool heart! I am sure your son will love it!! I do!
    Happy belated V-Day! xoxo

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  27. Love this card Sara! Love how you created the mother board in the heart! Thanks for joining us at Southern Ridge!
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge Trading Company

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  28. So clever, so, so effective! Wonderful Sara! Ruth xx

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  29. What a cool design Sara Emily! love that stenciled motherboard and your wonderful background colors! thanks for joining us in the AVJ Industrial challenge! Julia xx

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  30. This is one cool card and a fabulous masculine design, love the motherboard. Thanks for joining in the challenge at AVJ and good luck.
    Have a great weekend, Julie x

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  31. Hiya Sara - just popping back to say thanks for joining us at Stamps and stencils this month! Hugs rachel x

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  32. My oh my! Another missed one which to be honest I am glad I didn't see whilst I was making my GDT piece for CVC this month or I may have had to CASE the technique you used to create the motherboard links! Very grateful I had some gutta in my stash. This is such a fab idea though so may use your stencil and embossing paste technique sometime Karen x

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  33. Hi Sara Emily. Can you please let me know what exactly is the name of that motherboard stencil?? I need to get that. Thanks
    Samra

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