Saturday, April 26, 2014

Vintage Masculine Birthday

For the new two-week challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow we want you to play Tic Tac Toe.  You can make any vintage or shabby chic project as long as you incorporate three items in a row from the graphic below.  Don't forget, you must select three items from any row vertically, horizontally or diagonally.

We have a Guest Designer joining us again this week so pop over and see the wonderful work from Heidi Augustson (a.k.a.Filharmonica) and then make sure you check out her blog too.

I needed to make a birthday card for my niece's husband so I chose the horizontal row across the middle and incorporated Embossing, Ribbon and Distressing.  Thankfully there was one row that would work or he might be getting a rather frilly card full of lace and flowers OR no card at all.  The best thing about this card is that it is flat enough to mail without any added postage and since it costs $1 to buy a single stamp in Canada now, that is a bonus.  If you buy stamps in bulk you get a break at 85 cents each so needless to say, I buy in bulk.

I started with some Kraft card stock from Recollections for my blank.  From this point on, everything is from my scraps and is inked with Ranger's Walnut Stain Distress Ink and all the distressing was done with my scissors.

For my background I chose some blue paper with brown spatters from Provo Craft.  I added some texture in the bottom corner by running some Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste over a stencil from TCW called Mini Cell Theory.  Once it was dry I inked and distressed it.  Next I added a distressed a piece of brown paper with polka dots.  This was topped with the blue ribbon with brown polka dots that came from Michaels.

Once the ribbon was added, I adhered the whole thing to the card blank.  Next I embossed a piece of Kraft card stock with the Gears embossing folder from Tim Holtz and inked it to highlight the embossing.  The image from a stamp set called Curious Possibility from Tim Holtz and was stamped with Walnut Stain Distress Ink on a scrap of blue card stock.  I made the sentiment on the computer making sure to change the font colour to brown.  Finally I added some Bead Landing metal gears.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks  - Embossing
Art Impressions Stamps - Anything Goes - Masculine
The House That Stamps Built - For The Guys
The Paper Shelter - For The Boys
Penny's Paper Crafty - One for the Boys


  1. Great masculine card. Love the cog embossed background and great image. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter.


  2. Love this Cec! The gears are perfect on a masculine card and I love that "crackled" background paper. Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions! ~Renee

  3. Fantastic card, Cec. Great design and texture. I always enjoy seeing how well the right ribbon can work on a masculine card!

  4. Beautiful designed card Cec. The gears are perfect embellishments to match the image and embossed background.

  5. Fantastic masculine card. Great image and layout. Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this week for our "One for the Boy's" challenge.
    Emily T.
    DT Member

  6. WOW!!! This card is AMAZING!!!! LOVE it!!!!
    hugs, Sharon

  7. Vraiment une très belle carte! Les couleurs sont bien choisie ainsi que les textures!

  8. This is one FABULOUS masculine crad Cec!


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