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:

  1. Great masculine card Barb! Terrific technique! Have a very lovely weekend! Hazel xx
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  2. Great male card Barb, love the background.
    Hugs Veerle x

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  3. 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

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

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

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

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  7. Beautiful vintage card with amazing background.
    Valerija xx

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

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

    X

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

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  11. gorgeous background Barb - brilliant! Hugs rachel x

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

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  13. 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.

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

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

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

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  17. what a perfectly classy card. I love it.

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  18. Super looking masculine card Barb xxx

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

    Hugs Erika. x

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

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

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

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  23. Oh wow, Barb--what a fabulous card!

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