A Man's Heart

Happy Tuesday! Today' I've got a masculine card to share with you. I'm not usually a very technique-y kind of stamper, but boy-oh-boy did I have fun getting my grunge on with this card! {grin}


It all started with the new Proverbs 16:9 Plain Jane.  I embossed it onto an ivory cut out of the Vintage Oval Die.  Then I sponged the edges and then started swiping antique linen and vintage photo ink pads across it, for an aged look.  Next I rubbed my clear Versamark pad over the entire surface coated with clear embossing powder and embossed, then repeated a second time.  I loved the glossy look so much, I decided to use the same technique on the next panel, adding in some Broken China ink to match the designer papers I was using on the other panels.  This background square is also embossed with clear embossing powder, then I wrapped some twine around  it and knotted the ends, layering the vintage oval over the top.

I did some more ink pad swiping on the patterned paper layers, then stamped the verse repeatedly on a couple Bermuda Bay strips and crimped with my paper corrugator.  A few espresso mats, some large jumbo eyelets and a couple dogeared corners and I was done!

The layout for this card is Jen del Muro's April Sketch For You To Try and this month I actually played along before the last day of the month!  Go me!!!  {grin}

Well, that's all for today here on the ole' blog.  Hope you have a fabulous day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Proverbs 16:9 Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Gabrielle Collection (Bo Bunny), map print (Heidi Swapp), Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso (SU!), Natural White (Neenah)
Ink: Broken China, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen (Ranger Distress), Early Espresso (SU!), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Vintage Oval Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Clear Detail embossing powder (JudiKins), jumbo eyelets (SU!), twine, paper corrugator

17 comments

  1. Love the blue and brown combo on this Julee... Just gorgeous!

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  2. This is fabulous and I'm not usually a technique lover either but this I LOVE. Thanks for the directions, I think I need to try this.

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  3. Love it! I really like the aqua mixed with brown, and all the antiqued elements. Fabulous!

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  4. Love the colors and distressed look to your card. Always looking for guy ideas-tfs.

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  5. Hey Julee, this is really a very good vintage card! You did a good job!!!!!!!!! I love the sentiment!!
    xxx
    Dutch Tulip
    Marja

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  6. This is SO nice, Julee! I really like the grungy look of the card and fabulous colors,too!

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  7. Love the teal against the brown. Great grunging on this card :)

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  8. Love this card! All the vintage-y goodness makes me happy! Fabulous, as always! Have an awesome day, Julee!

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  9. What a wonderful card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  10. This is fabulous! Grunge has never looked so good!

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  11. Wow - very untraditional but great guy card

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  12. Just gorgeous, Julee! I LOVE the colors!

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  13. Gorgeous (or should I say handsome)!! Love these colors!!

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  14. Too beautiful. And I love the verse. I never realized before that "Man makes plans and God laughs" was from the bible. :)

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  15. Oh wow- this is definately grungy Julee, I love it and it should be appreciated by any man! WOW.

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  16. This is stunning! Wow! Love the colours together and your grunge look rocks!

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  17. THis is SOOOO amazing, Julee! Such richness and depth! I can't get over how gorgeous this is!

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