Thursday, January 5, 2012

MIM Triple Play

     This week's MIM sponsoredf by PTI is called "A La Carte". Nicole provided a summary of all 46 videos posted in 2011. The challenge is to pick one of the weekly posts one did not get a chance to play along with and to create a card/project using that technique or tutorial.
     My daughter's brother-in-law graduated with his Masters Degree in December. Given the hustle & bustle of the holiday, making a congratulation card was put on the back burner. When the Lock & Key set was released in December, I knew this would be the perfect stamp set. Since I didn't have a stamp with the image of a book, I knew I wanted to use some type of text on the card. 
   Now I am not an overachiever trying to combine 3 techniques in 1 card. It just turned out that way. I never had the opportunity to enter a card for MIM # 13 Ipression Plate Tricks 2,  because I didn't have a blog at the time.  However, I did try this technique & loved it. I made a Christmas card  using an IP with a die. 
      I just love how the woodgrain IP lends such a masculine look to a card. So I paired it up with the mat stack #1 die which I find to be very versatile.
                        

     Because I wanted to add some color to the woodgrain impression I used the MIM # 38 Brayer & IP Technique.  I had used this technique before with this card..   MIM #10 Masking with dies was not a technique I used before, so I was eager to try it with the mat stack #1 die. I propped the key up doubling the dimensional. I guess I could have included a 4th technique if I had made the key with chipboard. (hehe)


    
     Overall, I am happy with this card. However, if I were to redo it, I would stamp the text in black vs the sepia I used.  I can't wait until PTI releases their chocolate ink.
     Thank you for stopping by. Tomorrow I have a card using Mojo Monday's latest sketch.

Supplies: CS: Stampers Select White, Kraft
Stamps: Lock & Key
Ink: Memories: sepia
Dies: Lock & Key, Mat Stack #1
IP: Woodgrain
Other: PTI ribbon: Ocean Tides, dimensionals 

13 comments:

Joyce said...

Wow--what an awesome card, and so many MIM techniques. There should be a prize for that. It also looks so very masculine! Gotta love those masculine cards.

victoria h said...

The sentiment is perfect for your door. Lots of gr8 techniques.

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol I love this card. Great job on your techniques. Love the woodgrain impression and the key? Fabulous!

Helen F. said...

Oh this is a great card, Carol...Love this MIM technique~you rocked it here:o)

Debbie Gaydos said...

Love this, it looks very rustic and has so much depth and dimension! Great job rocking out 3 challenges in one!

stephinka said...

3 in 1! You definitely made it work! the distressed look the IP gives it and you're right, the woodgrain does make it look quite masculine!

Sabr said...

A lovely card full of pattern and texture! Perfect for a guy!

Beebeebabs said...

Such a cute card tfs!!!

Cyndie said...

How clever of you to pull together so many techniques to make this wonderful card! I'm sure he will love it.

Penny said...

What a cute card, going to look at your other creations now! :-)

Terri said...

Great card, Love the woodgrain background and the key. I bet he will love it.

Suzanne Russell said...

Love this, Carol! You are so clever to make three techniques in one, too! The key is a perfect embellishment for a man's card.
p.s. I like the Sepia ink on the mat stack

Laura said...

Such a creative card, I love, love, love it!

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