Geared Up Garage – Faux Denim

By | 22/05/2019

Stampin’ Up! have come out with a great masculine stamp set – Geared Up Garage. It has everything you need for the motor head in your family – a car, cogs, petrol can, tool chest…..

Todays card and technique comes from Gail Ellis of Blue Rose Paper Treasures. The faux denim is created by dragging the edge of a Night of Navy ink pad over some Balmy Blue card stock, firstly down the card stock, then across the card stock.

You may notice that the car is ever so slightly light blue. This was achieved by stamping the car with Night of Navy ink and the using a blender pen to drag the colour into the image.

I decided to make a another card using the faux denim technique but I had forgotten that I had re-inked my Night of Navy ink pad thus causing the result to be a little different. As they say, hand made is not perfect and the result is different everytime. It certainly was in this instance.

In an effort to lighten the card a little, stamped the card with Staz On ink and then used a blender pen, drawing ink from a Poppy Parade ink pad and coloured away.

The greeting in both instances come from the Well Said stamp set and Well Written dies. Both of these are from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue but are carrying over into the upcoming 2019/20 Annual Catalogue. In saying that, if you purchase these two before 2 June you can order them as a bundle and save 10%. Once the annual catalogue kicks in, they are available individually at their normal price.

As I have said before, if you’ve made a hand made card, don’t forget to stamp the inside of the card and the envelope too if you are of a mind to do so. Any excuse to stamp, wouldn’t you agree. In this instance, I have stamped the petrol can, then masked it and stamped the oil splotches over the top.

Happy stamping!


If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Geared Up Garage, Well Said
Cardstock: Whisper White (106549), Night of Navy, Balmy Blue
Ink: Night of Navy, Staz On, Poppy Parade, Balmy Blue

Miscellaneous: Garage Gears dies, Well Written dies, Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Big Shot (143263), blender pens.

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