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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Embossing at Fashionable Stamping

Hi All,

The challenge at FSC this fortnight is Embossing - that can be Heat Embossing or Dry, or both, the choice is yours, and as we are a stamping challenge there should be at least one stamped image on your 'creation', and don't forget there is a prize from our lovely sponsor Marina of Cottage Crafts.
For my card I embossed a piece of co ordinations with the Tim Holtz Clocks EF and then rubbed Vintage Photo DI over the top.  I also embossed a scrap of brown with a script EF, but this time I sanded to show the cream core. I stamped the 3 Gents and the tag in Memento Rich Coco , then sponged with Vintage Photo.  The letters were cut out with my new Vintage Market Alphabet die ,(a great bargain from EBay)
stamped with the 'Time is a Companion' words and then Heat embossed with UTEE for a lovely glossy finish.  The clock was also heat embossed with UTEE.
We would love you to join us this fortnight, and if you should need any inspiration, there are some fabulous 'creations' from the rest of the Design Team, so please head over and take a look.

I am  entering this card in:
  Crafty Anns - Its a Man Thing
  Daring Card Makers - Tag You're It
  Bling It On - Monochrome
  Sparkles - Men Only
  Crafts & Me - Vintage
  Everybody Art - Card for a Man

Thats it for me - I'm off the the Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show at Gateshead International Stadium with my friend Diane, I'm meeting up with Caz and Meggymay my fellow teamies from FSC, its great that we three live in the NE and get the chance to meet up at craft shows.  Is anybody else going?

Enjoy your Sunday - whatever you're doing,
Avril xx


Fliss said...

Love the vintage sepia style here Avril. Your stamping and embossing is just fabulous.
Fliss xx

Julia S-W said...

A gorgeous creation Avril - as usual. Not sure which part I like best - all of it! I adore anything embossed by any method and this is right up my street!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful card, love the vintage look and the male theme.

Catherine said...

Fantastic card, love the vintage feel....

Claire said...

Fab card Avril, I love the sepia tones and the embossing. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril...love the layers and gorgeous chocolately colours...beautiful! And what you have done with the words is amazing, and finishes everything off perfectly.
Dot x

Brenda Brown said...

This is just gorgeous Avril, love the vintage browns and the embossing you have used.
Have a great catch up with Caz and Yvonne and enjoy the show.
hugs {brenda} xox

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Avril,love the sepia colour and embossing.xxx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful vintage card Avril, the soft tones are just lovely ;) Have a nice Sunday, hugs Joanna xx

Ephemera said...

Hi Avril pure vintage gorgeousness, you make fabulous male cards, the embossing and stamping are perfect and love the embossed lettering. Have a lovely Sunday. xx

Terry said...

Love all this embossing, Avril! You have created such a gorgeous vintage style! Perfect card for any man! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Avril
Possibly (aside from faded pink) my favourite colours especially for masculine cards.
I am sure you are having a fabulous day and cannot wait to read all about it.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card for a man Avril. Great image and love the sepia tones - perfect!
Hope you've had a fab day!

Lisa Jane said...

This is wonderful i love the image. Hope you had a great day - and didn't spend tooo much lol
Lisa x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card Avril, love the vintage colour tones.
Lovely to meet up with you today.
Yvonne x

Hazel said...

Hi avril

Beautiful card - love the image and the colours and the layout is just fab too.

Be back to see you soon

Toodle Pip

Hazel x


A superb male card Avril - love the vintage image and neutral colour scheme.

Hope you enjoyed your day at the Gateshead show - Hugs, Sylvia x

Emma said...

A stunning card for a man and I love how you've put all the elements together! Really gorgeous...
Love Emma xx

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Avril, love the sepia, vintage tones. Sue C x

* Shaz * said...

Lovely card!

thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles for our ” Men Only ” challenge

Hope you will join us again soon
Good luck in the draw

Hugs Shaz x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great male card, beautifully layered. Vicky x

Zuzana Obert said...

Oh, what a beauty Avril! Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Daring Cardmakers. Check our rules you can win a fabulous prize this week :0)

Zuz. x x

Gez said...

Fabulous card. Great tag!
Thanks for joining the Daring Cardmakers this week. Gez.

Kathy said...

Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' "Tag, You're It!" challenge this week - your card is lovely but you are missing out on a possible prize! You need to add our sponsor's link to be eligible for entry to our fabulous prize draw this week

sioux said...

Great vintage card Thanks for joining us at Bling it On - Sue x

Shirl said...

Fabulous work Avril the vintage feel really pops.

Hugs Shirley x x

Ellie said...

A fantastic card with great details.
xxx Ellie xxx

Dazie said...

Fab card Love the image too!

Thanks for joining us over at sparkles monthly challenges!