When I saw this stamp I fell in love with it. It has taken me a little while before using him though. I really wanted to do him justice.
The theme this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
is “It’s A Guy Thing”, and being single I wanted to create a card that showed passion and love and sensuality (all the things I think of with a guy in mind).
The inking is from a mixture of alcohol inks on acetate and mounted onto white card….they are so much fun to work with! And this time I wanted to do something more precise with it, it just takes patience, and time to play.
Tip: I used the corners of the blending tool to get a finer finish.
The heart is my first go at using my melting pot…it is a mixture of black and gold UTEE and poured into a heart shaped cookie cutter.
I decided to do the background in colours that matched his body, to bring out the lushness of the alcohol inks, except I used distress inks instead, used some overstamping and even splashed some bleach onto the card (purely because I was experimenting, but I really like the effect so you will no doubt see more of that). Some distressing of the cardstock and edging the stamped words with a felt tip liner make all the difference.
There is a wonderful tutorial over at Fliss’s blog
on building up your background with distress inks.
And this is a close up of David…just because! lol
How sexy is that!
Yep, this is my version of “It’s A Guy Thing”, and to see the other amazing inspirations from the other DT members then pop over to FSC
and prepare to be amazed!!! There is some awesome talent over there.
You can interpret It’s A Guy Thing with romance or even a birthday in mind, the interpretation is up to you and as always it must be stamping and it must be fun!
Marina from Cottage Crafts has a wonderful prize on offer…this goes to the one voted for the most by the DT
I am entering this card in the following challenges~
– An Oldie But a Goodie – Have a Heart
– Anything Goes Challenge Blog – To The One I Love
– Craft Room Challenge – Valentines Day
– Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Anything Goes
– Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog – “Love”
– Crafty Purple Frog Challenge – Valentine/Show Us Some Love
– DRS Designs Rubber Stamps – Hearts
– Simply Create Too – Love Is In The Air
– Stempelsonne Challenges – Valentine
– Wags and Whiskers Stamps – Valentines/Love Card
– Drunken Stampers – Something New