As you can see I've used similar materials to my previous two men's cards except that I've used another TSS mould and paper from a fab Tim Holtz Retro pad that I bought when I was at Ally Pally. The papers (well they're really lightweight card) are gorgeous colours and perfect for men. I distressed the DP with a multi-pronged scratching tool and blended some Distress Ink round the edges and then over stamped with PaperArtsy stamps and some of the new Distress Inks.
All the stamps I've used are PaperArtsy, the roses and leaves are from the latest stamp releases which I bought from their stand at the NEC. This was my first attempt at making metal roses after watching Leandra demoing the technique (also at the NEC) and I'm chuffed to bits with the way they turned out. I had to put them on the bottom of the card though because they are quite heavy so the card wouldn't have stood up otherwise.
The only bit I'm not really pleased with is the sentiment which I tried to make as unobtrustive as possible because I had to use peel offs. I really must look for some good personal greetings stamps as the only 'Husband' one I have is not very nice. If anyone can recommend a set of really nice greetings for the loved ones in our lives I'd be very grateful.
I hope everyone has been enjoying the lovely sunshine we've been having over the past few days. This is just my sort of weather, nice and sunny but not hot. I definitely don't do hot! Yesterday I went up to my daughter's in Harrogate as she had asked me (and her Dad too, but he had to work unfortunately) to go with her and her partner, Tony to have a look at a possible Wedding venue. We went to look at the Sun Pavilion at Valley Gardens in Harrogate. I have seen it from the outside quite a few times but never inside and it's lovely. It has the most beautiful glass domed roof and a lovely central grand staircase. I'm not sure if they will decide to have the Wedding there or not as there are a few things that might not fit in with what they had in mind but it would be a wonderful setting for a Wedding so I hope the problems can be sorted.
I just thought I'd add this photo of the smallest paper rose I've made. Isn't it cute? All the people who have been making them for ages kept saying how addictive they are and I know what they mean now, Lol.
Many thanks to everyone who visits and takes time to leave a much valued comment. They really are appreciated and also it means I can visit you back.
PS I NEARLY FORGOT!!
Glenda Waterworth, owner of Graphicus and Elusive Images has some gorgeous new rubber stamp plates up for grabs on her blog. There are four altogether and this is one of them. You have until the end of the month to leave a comment and be in with a chance of winning them.
Here's a photo of a Memories Box I made using a beautiful cross and flourish stamps from another of the plates. I tried to post a photo of the stamps but for some reason Mr Blogger wouldn't let me.