This is a card I've just finished for my son's birthday which is the day after his daughter's later this month. My friend Jo loaned me the Stampotique image. I think he's great and cries out for something a bit grungey. This is something I've not done before but it's not turned out too badly.
I used Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Brushed Corduroy and Black Soot, blended along the left side of the card and then used a background texture stamp from Elusive Images inked up with Versafine Onyx Black over the top. I stamped the Stampotique image several times using the Versafine and coloured him in by putting the DI colours onto my craft sheet and using my waterbrush. I cut the images out and mounted them on foam pads. I then coloured the Grungeboard wings with the Brushed Corduroy (which came out very dark but I didn't mind) and the crown with Brilliance Copper. I then used ultra thick EP to emboss the wings but only put 2 coats on because I liked the dimpled surface. The crown I did with two coats of ordinary clear EP. The sentiment stamps are from a set I found in a rummage box at Hobby Horse Crafts earlier this year and to finish off, I cut another image out and inked round the edges of the rectangle for the inside of the card.
I hope Jamie likes his card. It has an air of cultivated scruffiness which is exactly his style Lol!