Sunday 8 November 2015

Celebration Hop: Celebrate your day....

Hello my fellow crafters and friends. Over at TTCRD blog there is a celebration blog hop which will be running for the whole month of November.This is in celebration of the 1 year anniversary since Cara Malmrose took over the running of TTCRD blog and magazine. Every Sunday there will be a new hop starting, and there are 4 prizes up for grabs over at TTCRD site.
Winners will be selected weekly from the Main blog post and announced on Monday
For a chance at winning the prizes you must
1. Comment on all the blogs
2. Be a follower of TTCRD blog
3. You MUST leave your blog address, name and email address in Mr. Linky at TTCRD!

Below is a list of all the sponsors and prizes available for this week starting on 8th Nov and running through the 14th Nov:

DigiStamps4Joy - PRIZE: $10 is digistamps (winner choice) 

Whimsy Stamps - PRIZE: $20.00 Gift certificate

Rick St. Dennis - PRIZE: 2 single images of choice

The Stamping Boutique / Glitterbabes - PRIZE: 2 images of choice 
Below is a list of all the blogs you need to visit and comment on:

I am also offering some blog candy for whoever becomes a follower of my blog and comments. It is a large A4 embossing folder by Sue Wilson: pinpoint checkerboard
 Emboss Folder Checkboard PinPoint

So without further ado let's get onto today's card. Today I have a masculine card for you. It is just one stamp but some careful shading makes it look as if there is a lot of masking and stamping.

It also has a sneaky peek of the sentiment dies that will be featured on Hochanda on the 13th and 14th of November as part of their One day Special.

So I stamped the A6 stamp on a piece of white stamping card in potting soil archival ink.
I then inked the whole piece with old paper distress ink to age it. I then started adding shading with antique linen, vintage photo, gathered twigs and walnut stain. I id same with little postcards, working separately on each.

To add the extra shadow around the postcards, pen and ink I went in with spectrum noir pencils. I used a few dark browns and in the end added a bit of black. This makes everything 'jump' off the page and looks dimensional. 
I find this quite cool as in reality it is flat.

I also added some glaze with a clear sakura pen on ink bottle and pen nib. 
When it was all dry i distressed around the edge and added some matting and layering.
Finally I die cut sentiment from chestnut card. Celebrate is a die on its own. Day is part of Wedding Day and the your is an amalgam. You comes from the Thinking of you die and I cut an r out of celebrate and glued together.
I finished it off with some pearls.

So I hope you enjoyed that process and I do hope to see you here and over the other blogs. The more you comment the higher your chances of winning.
Hop along, Theresa xx.


  1. Hi Theresa What a lovely card!! Have a fun week !! Hugs Cicci

  2. Beautiful Theresa. So pretty.

    Tammi, TTCRD DT

  3. Love it Theresa!!

  4. A beautiful card Theresa and it really does look like a lot of masking and not just one stamp. Your shading is really good and love the way you have made the sentiment up with words and letters from other die cut sentiments. x

  5. Love all the layering on this masculine looking card. Gorgeous:)

  6. this is a fab card and just right for a man!
    hugs Regina*

  7. Love the different shades of brown ~ the layering is fabulous!
    Art without Anxiety {My Personal Blog}

  8. What a lovely vintage card! Great shading and design!

  9. This is such a cool technique you used on this image! Thanks for sharing it; I'm inspired to try this. I love the vintage look of this ~~ very handsome card!

  10. How fun is your card! I love the letters and the old ink pen. You have created such a vintage look!

  11. Wonderful vintage card! Love it!
    Valerija xx

  12. This is a very beautiful vintage card! Thanks so much for the fun blog hop.

  13. Lovely card. Thank you for your inspiration on the blog hop.

  14. Amazing card. The layering is fabulous. Thanks for sharing and inspiration. Hugs from Sweden!

  15. A stunning card. Layout and colours just right.