Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Masculine love

One of my last Valentine's Day cards.  This one is for my brother-in-law.  I had the embossed piece in my stash since September.  I got it at the Stamplistic booth at the Scrapbook Expo last September.  They have the most fun products, specially the gilding polishes.  The demonstrator made this to show how you can combine the pastes to create a weathered, patina look.  It started with an embossed background and when she was finished she gave it to me to take home.  It's been sitting there waiting to be used, but I wasn't sure what to do with it as I definitely didn't want to cover it up.  I decided it would be perfect for a masculine card.  I die cut the letters for "love" out of black card stock and added some copper shine and mint metallic gilding pastes to mimic the patina on the embossed piece.  I added some black grossgrain ribbon and some antiqued copper eyelets to finish everything off.
 Ooo . . . I just love the shine on this!  The depth of the embossing and the layers of color is just fabulous!

Dies: PaperTrey Ink lowercase alphabet; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Cards Galore #72--anything goes
Through The Purple Haze #164--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #43--anything goes
Crafty Calendar--use dies and punches
Power Poppy Creative Confetti--love, anything but a heart

Creative Inspiration--anything goes
Crafty Creations #406--anything goes
Moving Along with the Times #113--no image
Creative Fingers #179--anything goes
Cardz 4 Guyz #238--use brads or eyelets
Fab n' Funky #408--love, love, love
Creative Moments #184--anything goes with the optional twist: love
Cute Card Thursday #621--CAS
Incy Wincy--anything goes


Crafting Andy said...

This is so cool. Love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Cute card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

creationsnz said...

What a super card, love those metallic rubs. So glad you shared with us at Incy Wincy Designs, CarolG

Leslie said...

OMGosh, fantastic card! I've not heard of Stamplistic or the gilding polishes so I need to check them out! You are such an enabler! ;)

Barbara said...

Thud ( picking up jaw from the ground) This is so amazing. Great detail and so simply done. I need to save this for a future card.

Maria Giselle B. said...

It is very pretty. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck!

Sue said...

So lovely and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar challenge hugs Sue x

Furrbster said...

This is beautiful,

Thanks so much for playing along at both MAWTT and Creative Moments,

Hugz Tinz

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Heather… Thanks for sharing your lovely card with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’; it fits perfectly with our ‘No image’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge and good luck in the draw. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

Dawn Phillips said...

Wow, that gilding paste makes an awesome background. I love that you let it stand out as the centrepiece. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

Helen said...

That polished panel looks amazing! A really great card.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Kelly Parker said...

Love your designs! thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog! http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation Heather! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft. We hope to see you again.
~ DT Sherry xx


Beautiful elegant card! Very very compliments!
Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.