Tuesday, 6 August 2013

New and old

For today's card I'm combining several challenges. Hero Arts want us to make a project based on a project on the HA website/blog/gallery that inspires us. My inspiration came from this card made by Kelly Rasmussen. I thought it would be fun to turn it into a masculine birthday card using the new Number Pattern background stamp.

The colours were inspired by the following Design Seeds inspiration photo for the current LIM challenge:

I masked off the area where I wanted to stamp. I then stamped the Number Pattern stamp by Hero Arts in embossing ink (Ranger's) and heat embossed in clear embossing powder (HA). I used Ranger's distress inks (Scattered straw, Antique linen and Pumice Stone) to sponge in the background. The vintage car (from a gently used stamp set that I received as an extra gift with the stamp set that I won over at Kathy Racoosin's blog) and the the sentiment (HA It's your day stamp set) were stamped in HA ink (Cup O'Joe, from a set of 4 cubes) on a separate piece of Neenah solar white card stock, which I then cut out and adhered using foam tape. I finished the card off with some matching pearls, for which I rubbed a piece of Neenah cs with Cup O' Joe ink, punched circles in different sizes with my eyelet punch tool and then added Glossy Accents. I had just read about someone (don't recall where I saw it, sorry) who used this method to create gold pearls and I decided to give it a go myself.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Less is More - 131 Colour challenge
Hero Arts - Stamp your story inspiration challenge
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday


  1. A wonderful masculine card...great colors and I really like the pearls you made.

  2. Hi Marianne, I couldn't find your email. I just changed my giveaway so you can enter. So please try again. Love your card too:)
    Hugs, Kathyhttp://thedailymarker.blogspot.com/

  3. oh i love this truck stamp!!!! Thanks for joining us on Seize the Birthday.

  4. Fabulous card Marianne :-) I love the whole design of this,, perfect ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  5. This is gorgeous Marianne, the colours look super in your creation!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Oh this is fabulous, brilliant card for a chap.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


  7. marianne... great card and love the layout
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

  8. This is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  9. Marianne what a great masculine birthday card! I love the numbered background.

  10. Great card Marianne. Love the lo and the images you have used. x

  11. Love that old truck, Marianne!

  12. Hallo Marianne

    Ik heb bij toeval je naam gezien bij het commentaar blog bij Frosted Design en zie dat je in griekenland woont mijn dochter woont ook in griekenland in Athene zij is een van de dt members van frosted design (Channa)en heeft ook een eigen blog (crafts-pieces.blogspot). Ik heb je kaarten gezien heel mooi ik ben ook gelijk volger van je geworden.

    Groetjes Tina

  13. Hi! I love the clean look of this manly card :) I noticed you left a comment on another blog regarding Great Impressions Stamps. Great Impressions stamps DOES ship international. If you are interested in ordering and need help you can always contact me the DT Coordinator :)
    Have a super day!