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June 15, 2012

For the Men - Bloggers Challenge

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday!  Thanks to those who played along with last weeks Anniversary Card Challenge.  To my regular players, sorry for my jumping the gun on the challenge theme, it's was one of those crazy weeks!  Just in time for Father's Day, this weeks challenge is Masculine Cards.

Artistic Outpost Steampunk

To create the background of my card, I used the Riveted Patchwork Technique from the Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities Book #2.  I borrowed some HVAC Tape from DH as I didn't have any Essentials Foil in my stash.  To create the seams I used a Scor-Bug, Scor-Pal and a piercing tool.  Not having the Alcohol Inks suggested in the book, I used Raisin.  Note to self, put cap back on Alcohol Ink when you are done using it!

I used images  from the Artistic Outpost Steampunk and Secretary Pool plates, which happens to also fit this months Artistic Outpost Referral Theme.  The main images are stamped in Black Archival on Vanilla card stock, then distressed with Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Ink.  I added a bit of the Raisin AI to the train station.  To fill in some open space I added the script from the Secretary Pool plate over the Train Station and to the conductor.  I also stamped the eye image over the word Steampunk. 

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Steampunk, Secretary Pool
Ink - Black Archival, Ranger Antique Linen/Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Vanilla, Black, Burgundy
Other - HVAC Foil, Dimensionals, Ink Blending Tool, Raisin Alcohol Ink, Gears, Glue Dots, Distressing Tool, Scor-Pal/Scor-Bug

Additional Challenge Entered - Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything Goes,

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Masculine Card Challenge. Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed.  If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments

Have a great weekend!
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BarbaraW said...

What a cool card! Great image collage. Love the background. I haven't tried that technique yet, but I'm inspired.

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant! I thought you had gone out and bought that embossing folder. Now I know how to duplicate it! SMART! Love the card! Beautiful!

Candy C said...

Lisa, your masculine card is so wonderful! I love your riveted patchwork background. It looks amazing! Your stamped images also are so perfect to compliment your background! Finally, your little metal gears are the perfect dimensional embellishment! Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Lisa....this is fabulous!!! I think it's my new favorite of yours! That background is outstanding....love the copper! I hope I can play along this week!

Basement Stamper said...

That technique looks so cool with the image you chose. Fabulous!

Mona Pendleton said...

What an awesome masculine card Lisa! Love the Steampunk image and the fun doo dads!

tonistamps said...

WOW Lisa! This is very cool! Love the vintage look and the steampunk-ness. Great techniques, and awesome final card.

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a fabulous masculinecard! Love the vintage style.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wonderful card, and I do like that tim tech!

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