I think I have the loveliest kindest blogglies on any blog in the land of blogdom.. Thank you lovely ladies for being so caring, I have made some wonderful friends , gained a Nana which is wonderful cos I didn't have any so I feel honoured.
My favourite time of the day is when I get a minute to digest the lovely comments and see whether you liked the card or not that day and what you are all up too, I promise I read every single word and I feel very close to you all cos of it.
I haven't commented on the blog hop just in case you are wondering because when it comes to picking the winner with the random number picker It makes it easier to count but of course I was itching to answer all the wonderful messages as always.
Now This month the challenge at Visible Image was 'Man oh Man', well it is fathers day so it is so extremely appropriate. At the beginning of the month the team was a little larger so we split our inspiration makes into two and some of the team posted on the first and some of us are for today so here is my male them card of course using the wonderful new Revolution Set.
I love this effect I think it is very mainly and definitely in colours easily carried off for a guy.
So I took a piece of white card , not too thick so we can crumple it and make it have some creases later on .I stamped the writing from the Revolution set and wow The pattern repeats so easily and you cannot even tell where it starts and stops. Brilliant. I used a black archival ink and blasted it dry for a few seconds with my heat tool.
I then choose Peacock feathers, Vintage Photo and Walnut stain distress inks and coloured in my usual way ( you all know it now don't you).
First coat goes on very patchy and you can see the lines etc, ignore it and do another coat it will all come together, these colours all blend well into each other so over lap them this time and get rid of any white of the card this time. Run some Walnut stain around all the edges including the Peacock feather colour do darken and pull the eye into the main focus.
I then matted that entire piece onto cream then a piece of soft gold card which i raised up onto foam and added that to a turquoise layer and lastly a thick Kraft layer for the back. So this was our base completed. Now the FUN....
The fleur de lis is done with 2 layers of normal gold detail embossing powder and 2 layers of utee, reason being , I am going to push the stamp into the Utee and through the layers down into the detail powder melted under those top coats so I will pick up all the wonderful marks and distress shapes in the designs still where you can sometimes miss some with Utee.
Once it begins to cool remove your stamp, slowly but deliberately and there it is a perfect little Fleur de lis, I took some gilding paste and a paint brush and added lots just inside the the shape then I took a cloth and buffed it to a high shine and added it on foam and to the card. ( I also Inked the white edges of the card to keep it neat)
I decided I wanted the liberte word the same way so I went ahead the same way and did that and added it top left, I also decided i wanted a flourish In Ivory in the bottom right to balance the card and I just had enough room if I didn't use a block yayy.
Lastly I went treasure hunting in my stash and I found a little metal crown to represent the King and a little gold (acrylic) fleur de lis which had to hit the card too. My last few moments were spent adding a few flat back gems
What do you think then?
Now don't forget this set just launched yesterday and is selling like hot cakes , poor Mark and Helen were back and forth to the Post office getting them sent out as soon as the orders were in, can you believe that. Now that is customer service hey folks.
Anyway its just a quarter to three a.m as I am finishing the post so I am going to get some sleep and I look forward to reading your comments and chatting with you all again tomorrow, don't forget if you are lucky enough to have some visible Image stamps , why not make something manly and enter the challenge , you may win and you can choose more lovely stamps from the shop too.
Here again is the fabulous set I used to create the above card.
Have a lovely Sunday everyone and I will speak to you throughout the day.