Sunday, 4 March 2018

Horses and distress oxide inks.


Hi everyone, I was asked to make a masculine 21st birthday card for a country guy.
Thought I'd try this second hand retired set from Stampin Up.

I stamped the image with archival jet black ink onto a leftover piece of brushos watercolour paper. It had the orangey yellow pops of colour on it. Then I inked the edges with fossilized amber, hickory smoke and walnut stain distress oxides. Spritzed on some water and got a great mottled look.

I inked the very edge with normal black soot distress ink and matted the image onto a copper layer, then a kraft layer inked with walnut stain. I used a distress tool to add texture to the edges.

I had some canvas pad scraps left from another project and punched out some corners. Inked them with walnut stain then embossed with versamark and bronze powder. The 21 is also embossed with this powder, and the coppery sentiment sticker finished it off. The black card was textured when I bought it, looks a bit like wood grain. Hope he likes his card!

I'm linking up to the anything goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday,

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Snippets for the layers and corners means I can visit the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop, you only need 1 snippet or scrap to join in!

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At Seize the Birthday it's anything goes so long as it's a birthday theme.


Time Out has a bold theme. I think the black silhouette on the orangey inks looks bold.


At The Male Room the theme is recycle. I've used brush and canvas scraps in this panel. Never throw anything away lol!! 


Supplies:
Stampin Up Bareback stamp; brushos; distress oxides; scraps of canvas; corner punch; copper brads; Marianne Design number dies; archival ink; versamark ink; bronze embossing powder and sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

24 comments:

  1. Stunning masculine card. Love your attention to detail with those canvas corners. Gorgeous colours and it's like a piece of art hanging on a wall. The black card stock texture looks great too x

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  2. Cathy, this is STUNNING! Sensational card!
    Lynn

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  3. WOW what a fabulous masculine piece of ART!

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  4. Wow, this is like something I see in an art museum, Cathy! I love the gorgeous visual texture and colors of the horse background! You've wonderfully worked on every detail including the inked and bronze heat-embossed canvas corners! Hideko xx

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  5. What a wonderful masculine card! love those horses and your beautiful sponging of ink that makes it look so vintage - lovely photo corners and framings!

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  6. What a stunning masculine card. It really looks like a work of art. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

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  7. So cool!! LOVE this card Cathy ... and the recipient will too. It looks like it should be framed and hanging on a wall. The brushos background is gorgeous and frames the horses perfectly. Love your layers, especially the texture from the canvas corners. And it looks awesome on the black card. A real WOW! card Cathy!! xx

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  8. Brilliant masculine card, Cathy, I love the design. xx

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  9. This is a great masculine card Cathy. I love those galloping horses, and the distressed look suits them beautifully, and the yellow, brown and copper look great against the black, and adore the water bleached speckles and roughened edges which give it an even more distressed feel. x

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  10. Awesome masculine card, the watercolour background with the blended Distress inks. I can just imagine the dust clouds behind the horses.

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  11. Cathy this is awesome the horses look like they have the sunset behind them. Just FABULOUS.
    sharon :)

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  12. What a stunning card Cathy! LOVE those horses running so free, wonderful background and the framing is really clever. It's a true work of art!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  13. Wow, this is so dramatic, Cathy! The metal effects and black embossing are perfect for the image, a fabulous men's card.

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  14. Stunning card, it would work for a horsey mad girl as well as young man.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  15. So bold and jet CAS; a great card for a male or anyone who loves horses and nature!The corners you used look so good! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

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  16. Wow this is awesome! What a great card!

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  17. Bold, dramatic and so striking, Cathy ... love how you've created the glow of the sun behind those silhouette horses ... such a fabulous card for a country guy! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

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  19. Wow, this is stunning, Cathy! Certainly worthy of a frame, and perfectly masculine. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  20. Beautifully put together, beautiful colouring, love the background, the black card and corners, (I wish I had seen it before my recent "horsy" card was made) Thank you for sharing your wonderful card at The Male Room - Faith DT

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  21. Fabulous card! Love the texture both on the card base and the corners. Lovely image too. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

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  22. Big & Chunky and very bold.... Mxxx

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  23. Great card, looks like a painting! Thanks for playing along at The Male Room Craft Challenge. Good Luck!😃

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