Card for Craft Stamper April TIMI Challenge: Hipster

New month and a new Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge! As before, 'Anything Goes' as long as there's stamping used somewhere on the project. So let your creative juices flow, have a look at the challenge details here and play along!

One lucky winner will get an amazing prize sponsored by Visible Image:

All the above three stamp sets! Really worth playing for, isn't it!

My April challenge take is a card with inked background and a cool Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous 'Hipster' dude as the main image:

For the card background I used white, heavy office paper; that durable but smooth paper is just my favourite for all inking projects. On it's semi-glossy finish the inks blend easily, and it's very affordable, too!

The background stripes are made with masking parts of the paper with masking tape strips before inking it with purple ink. I then removed the tape and continued inking with a pink ink. Then a few water splashes, drying with a heat gun, and more pattern with a background stamp.
The black tiny splashes are not paint but sprinkled heavy embossing powder, melted on the paper by heating it with a heat gun from underneath the paper.

I stamped the image on white paper and coloured with several cool grey colour markers. There's a matching die set available for the 'Hipster' stamp set, but as I didn't have it I fussy cut the image with scissors.

The 'Hipster' stamp set comes with a few fun urban acronyms. I stamped four of them on a piece of vellum, heat-embossed the words with black embossing powder and attache the strip on the card with double-sided tape.
The speech bubble on the top is a wooden embellishment I inked and painted before gluing down on the card.

I stamped and coloured all five Hipsters on one go, so I guess there will be more cards coming really soon :) They are just so adorable!

Wishing you a nice weekend. Hope you have time for some creative fun!
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