This week's challenge is Shabby Chic / Vintage and I decided to go Vintage using Creative Expressions Timeless Journey and Carte Postale stamp sets and Distress Inks, available from Craft Den.
I created by own background papers using a script stamp with perfect medium and clear embossing powder for a resist effect and then using cut and dry foam coloured the paper with distress ink, I then distressed the edges with a craft knife. The second background paper is strips of masking tape randomly put on, I dragged a distress ink pad across which caught the raised parts of the masking tape. The whole sheet was rubbed with perfect medium and embossed with clear embossing powder.
The vintage car was stamped on a beer mat (from my local pub) which I had painted using the crackle effect. The sentiment stamp was die cut and then dry embossed with an embossing folder. The card was finished off with faux screw head brads from Creative Expressions, string, a button and the suitcases from the Timeless Journey stamp set were placed using foam pads.
I'm really happy with this card and think it is an excellent man's card.
Good luck to all the entrants this fortnight!
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Creative Stamp Friends- A card for a man
craftuscrazy.blogspot - Autumn colours/favourite embellishment
creativecardcrew.blogspot.com - Anything goes