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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Congratulations


I made this very masculine card recently to congratulate my Son-in-Law on a special achievement and thought I would share it with you today.

I started with some Recollections black card stock for the blank.  The background is a piece of paper from a Prima pad called Printery.  I used a TCW stencil called Harlequin with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger and a Wendy Vecchi stencil called Checkmate and Walnut Stain Distress Ink to add a bit of interest.  It was then distressed around the edge with my scissors.

The image is from a Tim Holtz stamp set called Time Travellers and was stamped on a scrap of card stock with Jet Black Archival Ink from Ranger and then fussy cut.  The clock is from a stamp set called Vintage by 7 Gypsies and the sentiment is a stamp from a set called Greeting Words by Stampabilities.  Both these sets are new and I picked them up on a trip to the US - best of all they were both on sale.

I painted a strip of metal foil with Black Metal Paint by Deco Art and added it along with torn strips of corrugated cardboard, drywall tape and a couple of papers from my stash.  Finally I added a key, button, washer and screw head from my stash of bits and pieces.

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

Crafty Sentiments - For A Man
Vintage Stamping Challenges - New Year, New Stash (Clock and Sentiment stamps)
Fashionable Stamping  - Something New (Clock and Sentiment stamps)
Robyn's Fetish - Vintage Look
The Artistic Stamper - New Beginnings (Clock and Sentiment stamps are new and I began to use them - LOL)
Sweet Stampin - Masculine

17 comments:

  1. Fabulous masculine card Cec - I am bookmarking this one for when I need some 'masculine' inspiration! Nikki x

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  2. Fab card for a male recipient, Cec - great colour and stamping. Your SIL must have loved it. Elizabeth xx

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  3. Oh Cec, that is fabulous! Love the way you've layered those elements over the stencilling. What a great framework for this gentleman to rest on. Jenny x

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  4. Fabulous card! Gorgeous stamps and wonderful design, a perfect masculine card!
    Chris
    x

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  5. Wow Cec, this is fabulous! I've been struggling to put together a masculine card and you just whip one up lah-dee-dah! Amazing! I'm with Nikki, gonna use this for inspiration! I love it! big hugs :)

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  6. Gorgeous masculine card Cec! Love the collage effect and the background stencilling. Sue C x

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  7. Hi Cec! What a stunning masculine card you have created! I'm certain your SIL loved it. Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

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  8. Fabulous male card, for a special occasion.
    Yvonne x

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  9. Fab masculine card! thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin ..hugs Sue DT x

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  10. A stunning masculine card Cec and with a lovely Vintage feel, sure your SIL really appreciated it.

    It's lovely to see you at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges,thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

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  11. I love, love, love this! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

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  12. Awesome Card .. Very Masculine Thanxx For Playing With Us At The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog This Week .. Good Luck
    Sherry @ Robyn's Fetish DT

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  13. Fabulous masculine card, love the background and those striking stamped images, yummy vintageness....Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping..Esther xx

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  14. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative challenge this month :)

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  15. He looks splendid, and the vintage neutrals are perfect. Thanks so much for playing along at The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge.
    Alison x

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  16. Haha! I must admit when I first saw the SIL in some of the comments I kept saying "Sister-In-Law" because that is what I write for all 4 of my sis in laws. Brain fart there. :) Anyway-love the masculine card you have done for your S(son)IL! The corrugated cardboard and the dry wall tape are used superbly. Awesomesauce! :)

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  17. Congrats on your Top 3 win at Fashionable Stamping Cec!! So well deserved and rightfully pinned! hugs :)

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Cec