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Thursday, 30 August 2012

one for the men!

Good evening lovelies! I'm itching to get out to craft tonight, but it's blowing a gale out there! My craft room is in the garden! 
So tonight's post I actually made last night! 
So I started with an 8x8 cream scalloped edge card base, I matted with craft card that I'd created a background by embossing a script stamp in clear EP and inked over with brushed corduroy DI I then stamped with mustard seed DI the harlequin background stamp from Visible image, and the Grunge polka dot background in wild honey DI, I then used brushed corduroy dabber style stain to create splats randomly, this created a great Grungy background, I'm loving doing these collage style backgrounds at the moment for men's cards, the next layer I used a large polka dot mask to emboss craft card and inked over with peeled paint DI and rounded the corners, the topper I embossed using the cogs mask and inked with mustard seed DI and the edges with black soot DI to create a frame I used the brushed corduroy DI and the harlequin background stamp again but second generation this time to make it more distressed, then stamped the vintage car which is from Creative Ex travel set in coffee Archival ink! The tickets are also C Ex stamps from the steampunk set which I inked and crumpled up and stuck on with pinflair for some definition! A lot of work but love scratch crafting, I think it came out well? Thank you for visiting today! If you get a chance visit http://www.visibleimage.co.uk their stamps are fab quality and the service is second to none! 

18 comments:

Judie SL said...

wow this is just gorjuss darling, love it so much xx

Nicky Wilcox said...

owww i loves it xxx

Kandy's Krafts said...

Lovely mans card.

Linda said...

Fantastic card for a man. I love the detail on this and loving the stamped image too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Elizabeth said...

Great card and love your Ernie xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image.xxx

Kate M said...

So much attention to detail - a masterpiece - love it!!
Kate
xx

Gwyneth said...

Great card for a man.

sparklingblackrose said...

This is great Zoe, I hope the weather improves soon, can't have you out of crafting action! Elaine xxx

chrissies said...

Terrific card with lots of great ideas.

Love Chrissie xx

Carol said...

Gorgeous cards x

Dawn said...

Stunning, love the little tickets and the backing papers. x

Angela D said...

Love it, great stamp, its always great to get inspiration for mens cards
Hugs
Ang
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Mrs O crafty blog said...

Absolutly fabulous.. Men's cards are so hard but this works a treat.. Love everything!!! I have that cogs mask and im yet to use it... But you've inspired me coz it looks Fantastic Px

Craftychris said...

Fabulous card, loving all the layers and texture. Men are so hard to make cards for and this one is perfect! xx

Joan Macdonald said...

Oh this is fabulous and the perfect mans card.

Joan x

Purple mad Alison said...

Wow!! That's amazing, I love it. :)
Hugs Alison x x

SuzeJo Murphy said...

Love everything about it !! just brilliant !! xx