I'm referring to men in the context of cards. I personally don't like cards for men depicting a hobby such as cricket, golf or football not to mention the inevitable beer mug. My OH loves a pint of beer but I'm fairly certain he would not like a card with a beer mug on. So I needed an alternative and I have used the stamps from Elusive Images themeplate 'Edwardian Gentlemen'to make the two cards in this post. I really like these stamps and there is a beautiful script stamp which I very often use to stamp onto DPs or blended inks or Glimmer Mist backgrounds.
This first card has a lot of distressing going on with the background paper. I sanded it, scratched it, rubber stamped it, tore the edges and used my Tim Holtz distressing tool and then inked them. The blue matt of Co'rdinations paper was put through a CB embossing folder and then sanded and the main image was stamped and inked a little around the edges before being embossed with two layers of ultra thick clear EP.
The main image on this second card was stamped in brown Stazon and then I used the very bottom of the flourishy script stamp I mentioned earlier to create a little swirl edging using Memento London Fog and then cut it out with deckle edged Nesties. The clock which I stamped randomly in the background is also using London Fog stamped off onto scrap first.
I used an EK Success border punch on the DP.
And finally I stamped the clock three times onto shrink plastic and after cutting them out and shrinking them I attached them to the card with 3D foam pads.
Well, we've had a massive thaw here today and a lot of the snow has gone but we still have lots of packed ice on our road. By all accounts this should go over the weekend but ................ I have been informed by my OH that the reports are we will be back to freezing temperatures and loads more snow by the middle of next week. I also read on AOL that we could have snow until April. I'm old enough to have been there before and I didn't like it so I think I might have to turn into a mouse or something and go hibernate for several months!
Think warm thoughts everyone.
A NOTE FOR MY LOVELY AMERICAN VISITORS !!
Elusive Images who manufacture the wonderful stamps I have used on these two cards and many other wonderful themeplates which I feature on my blog regularly, are exhibiting at CHA next week on stand #3525, so if your favourite art stamp/craft shop is attending the exhibition please ask them to stop by Glenda's stand and see the wonderful products she has to show them.
Ingredients : EI Stamps, Echos of Italy DP, EK Success border punch and ink pads all from Graphicus.
Shrink Plastic, Ultra Thick EP and Nesties from Once Upon A Stamp.