Friday 10 June 2016

the journey is never truly over ...

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


  1. Great card Theresa, I love all of the detail you have put into this card and its nod to the steam punk style. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. Great card. Each of the tags is a fabulous project in its own right and I love the way you have incorporated them into your card design. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  3. A wonderful Tim Holtz inspired card Theresa and I'm sure FIL will have loved this and the various browns gives a great vintage look too. Lots of different techniques and added texture have made this a really interesting card. Hope you have a good weekend. x

    1. thanks Pat. hope you have a great weekend too xx

  4. Great mans card Theresa, with a vintage feel. Love all the Tim Holtzness...if that is even a word!!! lol
    Bet your FIL loves

    1. thanks Jo. i'm told he does. love Holtzness as a word. might borrow it, hugs xx

  5. hello Theresa! luvin this, the stamped tags are amazing...luvin the grunge look! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  6. What a fabulous masculine design. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  7. Amazing vintage creation with superb inking. Thank you for joining our Challenge last week and hope you join us again in our new Challenge beginning today at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with an encouragement from God's Word in Hebrews 3:6 which says, "But Christ is faithful as the Son over God's house. And we are His house, if we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope of which we boast." Have a blessed week...

    JO ANN

    1. thank you so much Jo Ann. i have joined again xx