Saturday, 11 February 2017

Masculine - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all!

Yep, I'm sneaking in on team Abi's week again over at Sweet Stampin', because it is one of my favourite themes... And convenient for me, as the theme is Masculine, and I just so happened to need a card for my grandfather's 91st birthday next week!

So naturally, out came the Tim Holtz supplies...

I inked up the background using a stencil and Fossilised Amber and Vintage Photo Distress inks, and then heat embossed it, flicking off bits here and there to create a pitted, distressed effect. I then inked the part the stencil had been covering, plus the "flicked off" bits with a darker colour. I LOVE the effect! I added a little extra by colouring in his waistcoat with a distress marker, just to make it stand out a little more.
The stamp and sentiment are of course also Tim Holtz.

I hope you'll come play with us this week!

Have a fantabulous day!



Chris said...

Absolutely fantastic tag Sammy, love it!

cotnob said...

A fabulous masculine make Sammy, lovely colours.
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Unknown said...

This is awesome! So fabulously masculine!
Lucy x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

91! Bless him!! What a perfect creation Sammy, I bet your Grandpa is gonna love this to bits. A very dapper gent and your distressing is utterly fabulous. Love it! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Rachel said...

Fab card Sammy! :-) I always used to hate the "masculine" theme when I was at SS....miss all you lovely ladies though! Hope you're keeping well.

Rachel xxx
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Darnell said...

Amazing, Sammy! You have achieved such great depth with the coloring! If you made this larger, wouldn't it make a cool canvas to hang on a wall?! Happy 91st Birthday to your grandfather!! Whoot! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell said...

PS I forgot to say Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a very fun day!! Hugs, Darnell