Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Special Card for a Special Man!

I think it's safe to post this card now, it's for you know who, DH, this Sunday!  I don't think he has any time to really look at my blog, only when I ask him to!!!

Paper: PTI cardstock
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection (Mini Classics & Urban Tapestry), Hero Art (Old Letter Writing), PTI (sentiment)
Ink: Pumice Stone, Chipped Sapphire, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey & Brushed Corduroy  Distress Inks, Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Ideology Masks

It's always a challenge making a masculine card!  So I decided to go with this mix of techniques and inks and stamps and created a kind of a collage. The Compass and Crown masks are actually quite meaningful for us so I was really happy to use them.

I first stamped the background using the Hero Arts "Old Letter Writing" stamp in Pumice Stone Distress ink.  I then applied the masks and inked over them with the various distress inks.  I peeled those off and stamped the additional images using Versafine Onyx Black and I clear embossed the sentiment.  I really like the "splatter" stamp that comes in the set, it really is just one of those great stamps that just adds something to a design!

I distressed the edges of the front panel with a distressing tool and then inked all around with Brushed Corduroy.

I like the final outcome, it cannot get much more masculine, for me that is.  I think he will like it! (At the end of the day it ends up back in my craft room anyway!).  What do your DH's do with the cards that you make for them?

Have an awesome day!


walchowDesign said...

OMG! I love this card, Brenda! Love how you placed all the different stamps on all the corners! Such a wonderful idea and the colours are also amazing! I'm sure your husband would love it - I would love to keep it if he doesn't want!

Rosemary said...

wow! what a fabulous card for your hubby, brenda! love the mix of all the techniques!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda, Wow!! This is a wonderful card--I love the distressing and the layering. You did a wonderful job and your husband will love it. Take care and Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Barb said...

Fabulous manly card, Brenda! I have such trouble with these! Awesome mix of colors and images! He'll love it!

Jacqueline said...

Brilliant masculine card, these are not easy to do! I bet he loved it!

Julie Ranae said...

Really wonderful design work on this card! Happy to be your newest follower.