Hello there. I'm back again with a very different card. This was the card I sent my FIL for his birthday.
Apart from the cogs, which are spellbinders die cuts, it is an all Tim Holtz affair.
I started with 2 manila tags. I covered one with different washi tapes. I stamped various stamps from the acrylic sets, hence smaller images, in different shades of brown, grey and black. I also inked it with various distress inks.
On the second one I stamped the gentleman in coffee archival ink. I coloured the image with distress inks and a damp brush. Holding some verse stamps in my hand and using distress inks I stamped the background avoiding the image. I distressed all around the edges with distress. The sentiment is embossed in brown tinsel from stampendous. I added glossy accents to fob watch and glasses.
Then I turned my attention to the base card. I covered cream card with tissue wrap using mod podge. I added some ink with brushes and distressed the edges. Once dry I stamped the sentiment in the corner and embossed in brown tinsel.
I added some ribbon to the tags and die cut cogs out of black card. I gilded them with various waxes to resemble aged metal cogs.
All that was left now was to assemble the card.
I know this isn't to everybody's taste but I love playing with earthy hues, Theresa xx.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - father's day/for a guy
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Crafty boots challenge - masculine cards
Tuesday Throwdown - a man's world
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Craft Stamper Magazine- let's get inky