My hubby turns 48 tomorrow, and as usual I left it to the last minute to create a card for him. Male cards are definitely not my forte. I decided to combine one of my new Carabelle Studio Stamps with some vintage collage images and create a card with a fun but grungy vintage feel.......
I started by using four shades of Distress Ink (Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles and Aged Mahogany to color in a piece of white cardstock for my background. Once dry I stamped with Versamark the Layered Strips Stamp from Carabelle Studio and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder. I then used various torn paper strips and added these over the top before coloring once more with my Distress Inks. I also added some stamped polka dots (Darkroom Door Texture Stamp) with black archival ink to complete my background.
A piece of text paper, a vintage ticket collage image and a Vintage Gentleman Image were all used for my foreground along with the stamped sentiment (Unity Stamp Co KOTM) which was layered onto black cardstock. To tone down and give a more aged appearance to the white cardstock of the Gentleman Image and Sentiment I used Antique Linen Distress Stain.
A piece of black cardstock embossed with numbers was used to add further interest to the bottom of this card.
I am entering this card into the following challenges.
- Come and Get It Challenges - Layer it On!
- 613 Avenue Create - #112 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Birthday
- Frosted Designs - Friday Challenge Get Messy x 2 (Distress Inks, Embossing Powder, Glue for Collage of torn papers for background)
- The Male Room Challenge - #04 Create Background Paper