Clean and simple cards are lovely, but sometimes a girl needs lots of grungy layers! And since so many of the images in The Ink Pad's exclusive line by Michelle Ward are available as both stencils and stamps it means you can have a lot of fun playing with scale; plus they all mix and match so beautifully.
This card is built around two gel prints, both of which have several layers. Because when I get out my full-sized Gel Plate and lots of lovely heavy body acrylic paints, I definitely want to spend some time experimenting. In this case I've got a print with nice dark layers capped off with the NYC Skyline Stencil and Mask Set; and a bright golden print in which the Hash Pattern Stencil got a bit buried. So I used the former as my background, while the latter was perfect for stamping my images.
I used StazOn Ink since I was working on top of acrylic paint, and stamped nearly all of the images from the Manhattan Map Unmounted Stamp Set. I left enough room between to trim them each down into their own rectangular panel, which I matted on deep navy cardstock, then used my trusty Crop-A-Dile to add metallic eyelets to the corners of each. I fussy-cut the Taxi and NY Postmark, then assembled everything on top of an A7 card made of super-glam Idea-ology Metallic Jewels Cardstock.
secretly misses those
enormous old Checker Cabs!