Saturday, 14 May 2016

Times Gone By!

Hello and I hope you are all enjoying the weekend.

First I would like to give a very warm welcome to my new follower Pauline.  Many of you will know Cotnob from her beautiful cards in magazines we read.

I made this card for a male friend last year and thought it would be just right for the Allsorts Challenge blog Week 363 which this time is Vintage.

My background is a Stamps Away mask which was embossed onto white card then coloured with Distress inks and spritzed with water.

I coloured the ribbon with distress ink.   The image is an old cigarette card given to me by my Hubby when he was having a clear out.

The sentiment is one by Paula Pascal which I cut out with a Marianne die.

I used black card for matting and stuck it all onto a 6 inch square card then inked the edge with Distress ink too.

26 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great masculine card Barb! Terrific technique! Have a very lovely weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Veerle said...

Great male card Barb, love the background.
Hugs Veerle x

brenda said...

It is indeed perfect for our Vintage theme this week Barb, great graduated inking of the mask which makes a perfect backdrop to the Vintage car. Nice touches with the ribbon and buttons as well, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Cara said...

A great masculine card, love the sepia tones. Cara x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow that background is stunning

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Barb, fabulous card and that is my kind of car, the image is brilliant, great design all round, Kate x

cotnob said...

A super masculine card Barb, such a fabulous background.
Thank you for the welcome.
Pauline
x

Valerija said...

Beautiful vintage card with amazing background.
Valerija xx

Mervi said...

Gorgeous male card in rusty sepias.
Thank you Barb for sharing at Allsorts Vintage theme;-))m

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Great card Barb, just right for any man. Mens cards always difficult I think but you have done Just great.

X

meg said...

Love the antique effect of the background and card great card for a guy

rachel said...

gorgeous background Barb - brilliant! Hugs rachel x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card for a male and a great design and image.
Thank you for joining our Vintage challenge this week at Allsorts.
Kath x

MaryH said...

Oh yes, I know about Cotnob...what grand cards she makes! We follow each other (I think! We used to before Blogger played Silly Buggers - still laff at that expression some UK blogger used). Love this beautiful classic oldie, and how perfect it looks against the sepia stenciling. That made a brilliant background for this particular image. (Glad if you got a chuckle at the recycling! Tried to find a large enough old red Christmas card, and none of the huge stack I have, fit the bill. Then I saw the ......worked too!) TFS & hugs.

hazel said...

A wonderful masculine card, the background's fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Barb....What a great male card.....brilliant image and great background....Joolsx

Lisa Andersson said...

Love it!!! Great male card and I love the colours.
Hugs, Lisa

PJ said...

what a perfectly classy card. I love it.

SARN said...

Super looking masculine card Barb xxx

Erika said...

Hi Barb, loving your inked/distressed background. It works so well with the car and the masculine feel of your card.

Hugs Erika. x

Linby said...

A fantastic card, i like how you used the stencil - I've got that one, so thanks for inspiration.

Donna said...

Fantastic, Barb. You do 'male' cards really well, I've noticed. Not a skill I've acquired as yet!

Wendy L said...

This looks fab, great design, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

Greta said...

Oh wow, Barb--what a fabulous card!

Karen D. said...

very cool! card.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a great vintage card!