I have decided I need more stamps. I definitely need more stamps. I do not have enough stamps. I don't have enough men type stamps. I have to buy some men type stamps....(as well as other stamps)
so I did.............and made this man card!
I used some black cardstock and stitched paper from the lovely Melissa Frances Fifth Avenue collection as the base for my card.
I then layered another piece from the same pad and sewed again after distressing all the edges.
The stamp is by Stampendous and called Steamboat Ride. I like it a lot as I think it will be good for vintagey grungy type cards as well as CAS ones. I used Versamark ink and stamped the image onto a blue/grey paper from My Minds Eye which happily for me was a great colour match to the other papers! I highlighted the waves with a white gel pen, distressed the edges and then stitched it onto the same black cardstock.
The two tickets were downloads - one is an admission ticket for the princely sum of one dollar for one person for a 'Midnight Cruise on the Robert E Lee' dated May 29th 1882 - (how romantic a steamboat ride in the moonlight - hope the owner managed to find someone to share the moonlight with!) and the other is a poster for the Missouri River steamboat trips between St Louis and St Joseph.
I used some twine and a button from my stash and a couple of black pearl to embellish the card. The edges of the image were decorated with some punched out scraps and I popped a metal corner onto the top of the card to finish it all off.
I was a tad bothered that the black cotton may make the card dark and sombre but I think it worked OK - so I carried on the theme inside!
City Crafter - Ticket to Ride
Paperminutes - Maritime
Crafty Cardmakers - Distress It
Lexi's - For a man/boy
Simon says Stamp and Show - 1 for the Boys
Here Come the Boys - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Male theme
Chocolate/Coffee and Cards - 4 the Boys
Sisterhood of Crafters - Many Layers
Incy Wincy - Vintage
PaperShelter - Vintage
Its been another warm day here but not a lot of sunshine about so it's felt very sticky! I know there's been some heavy downpours elsewhere cos my friend rang me to tell me about her horrendous motorway journey in the driving rain! So wherever you are I hope you're dry (and warm!) and as always thanks for coming to see me! x