Monday 7 April 2014

Anything Goes at Vintage Stamping!

Today our challenge at Vintage Stamping is 'ANYTHING GOES' so you can make anything you like as long as somewhere on your creation there is some stamping!
I made a 'Man' card!
Aren't I good??? LOL I am not a maker of 'man' cards really - I cannot make something and not put a ribbon, bow, flower or sparkly on it somewhere........... and 'men' don't like all that 'sort of stuff' do they??? LOL
But this one was something that I actually enjoyed doing for a change! 
 The papers are almost as old as me.. well not quite - but I've had them for years - so I dusted them off and used them!
The vintage hot air balloon stamp is from our sponsor and can be found here - the plate is full of brilliant male themed vintage machines so maybe now I will do more man cards!
I stamped the balloon image three times then  decoupaged. I thought about adding Glossy accents - may still do- undecided!
Matted the image onto black card and added a metal corner which I had rubbed over with 'Olive' metallic rub as it was a very shiny silver to start off with.
The script is from an embossing folder which has a large butterfly on it - Just tore off the butterfly and again rubbed over the card with some 'Gold' and 'Olive' metallic rub (as the black card lacked any depth), then sealed it.
The two Edwardian gentlemen is an old stamp which may be from Paperartsy but can't remember - likewise I have had the sentiment stamp for ages and again don't know whose it is.

Thanks for taking the time to visit today - and as you can make anything you want why don't you enter the challenge this time - you may be able to have a spendie on some new stash if you win!

Other Challenges-
Dragonfly Dreams - For the Boys
Ecletic Ellapu - For the Boys
Sentimental Sunday - Vintage/Steampunk
Corrosive Challenges - Metal
Fussy & Fancy - All about travel
Crafty Bloggers - Embossing
Simon Says Stamp - Journey
Incy Wincy - 3/2/1 - (3 stamps, 2 papers, 1 embellie)


Ink Art Designs said...

Wow - what a great "man" card Viv! I think the men bring it all together beautifully. Love it!
Dot x

Netty said...

Terrific male card Viv. Annette x

brenda said...

Super Vintage feel to this one Viv.

Was a bit of a tense one yesterday and my DP went even higher when Toure came on - must have a word with Brendan about that boy. Wasn't sure if was a good or bad omen when I turned my calendar to April last week,guess who, yep Toure.

B x

Sue said...

This is fabulous Viv. I love the images and a brilliant layout.
Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous mans card Viv great image and rich colours


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fabulous

Contagiously Crafty said...

Score one for the man card column! From this card, one cannot tell that you don't do this all the time. I really like how you 3D'ed the balloon- fussy cut and raised with foam squares or just glued in place? Really nice. So nice to have found you through Simon Says Stamp's Monday challenge!

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

Claire said...

Fab card Viv, love the muted colours and those stamps are gorgeous
Claire xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fab male card Viv, I think it is Paper Artsy cause I have it too. Susan x

Meggymay said...

Super vintage card Viv and great images.

wienerhoneymooners said...

This is simply amazing!!!! Love this Vintag OLDE WORLD feel!!!

Would love if you linked up to the Paper Crafting Challenges this week is Masculine!!!! Take card, and love all the boyish FUN of this!!!!

Erica said...

Fabulous card for the masculine challenge.
Thank you for commenting on my LIM card this week.

Jackie said...

Two very different but equally fabulous cards since I woz last here. I love those beautiful flowers :o)
Jackie xx

Carol Willis said...

WOW! Fabulous card Viv, love the images.
Caz x

coops said...

fantastic male card viv.stunning images and I love your colours ;D

xx coops xx

Crafty Lark said...

This is fabulously vintage Viv, love your stamping and detail. Great man card. xx Flora

Irish Cherokee said...

Vintage is well up on the list of cards I like and this card is well up there too. Great card VIV.

Jo Rice said...

Brilliant card, with a great vintage feel to it. I love the images and the colour tones. Perfect for our travel Challenge over at Fussy and Fancy...thanks for entering and good luck...Jo. X

Laurian said...

Fabulous man's card - love the vintage style!
Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!
Dragonfly Dreams

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

What an amazing man card, I love the colouring of it and the antique look of it too. Brilliant design. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
Love and Huggers ~ Lady Anne xx
Dragonfly Dreams
Lady Anne's
Show it Off

♥Gemma♥ said...

This is fantastic, love it!!
hugs and xxx

verybellemakes said...

Great male card, you've captured the essence of steampunk perfectly! Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Suzanne C said...

Lovely rich colors and texture. A beautiful masculine card! Thanks for joining us this week on our journey at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Unknown said...

What a great card!
Thank you for entering our Fussy & Fancy Challenge!

Suze said...

Love the vintage feel to this card. Thanks for joining in with the recipe challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Such a fabulous creation hun - Thank you for playing along over at Eclectic Ellapu this month.
Elaine aka Ellapu
Altered Eclectics
Eclectic Ellapu

Alrik said...

It's a nice project. The vintage style is beautiful.