Scrap'N Stamp-Canada, MoVember Blog hop and Challenge

If you haven't started at the beginning of the hop I have added everyone's links below. 

Tara/ SNS blog

My card is pretty simple and classic looking and came together rather quickly once I figured out what I was going to do.

Masculine cards are a bit challenging for me but I am very happy with how this one turned out. 

 Its kind of inspired by Freddy Mercury and his famous stash. I went to see the biopic of his life with Queen and I feel like it inspired this card a great deal. I mean who rocked the mustache better the Freddy.

I started off the card by experimenting with the die set. I wanted to see what it would look like if  I embossed it. 

I was lucky that the first attempt at playing around would be the winner. 

I started with a piece of  110 lb black cardstock  which was  4¼ x 5/12 and my big shot, tan embossing matt and the second tab of the platform and of course the Impression Obsession Retro Masculine die set.

I really loved how this turned out so I did a few version of the background. I used the  extra embossed background to test out some inking techniques. I played around with some silver distress paint and with white perfect Perl in my mini mixer. In the end I liked the the way the perfect Perl mist just brought out the embossing. 

I set the backgrounds aside to dry, while I did that I ran the die through my big shot again with more black cardstock this time actually cutting the little mustaches, glasses and ties out.  

While I was at it I die cute some small stitched squares and rectangles out from heavy weight white cardstock, I also decided to add a little metallic to the card with some mirror cardstock from my stash. I cut it down to be a quarter inch bigger than the die cuts so it would have a nice border around it.  Made it more “rock ‘n roll”

I created the card base which is the standard A2 5½ x 4¼  and then I cut down some white cardstock to layer the embossed background on to, both of which are just slightly smaller then the card base itself. I just wanted the faintest hint of white peaking through. 

I popped up the main panel on to the white layer and then adhered it down to the base of the card. 

I went ahead and stamped my sentiment which was from the Dapper day stamp set from Hero arts, it just really went well with the little stashes and this was my little nod to queen!  I played around with layouts of the different mustaches and square to see what would work best.



 In the end I decided to add a little funk to the card by angling the squares.  I popped up the white squares  and sentiment onto the metallic layers and then I took the time to cut foam tape to pop up the mustaches – to be honest this was a little finicky but worth it. 

To finish of the card I added little mustaches onto the inside panel of the card, just kind of added that little extra something. 

I hope you found some inspiration and come play along with this months challenge. 

Remember 10% of proceeds from sales today will go directly to the Movember campaign so a great time to shop for yourself or Christmas gifts for your crafty friends.

To be entered into the giveaway make sure you leave a comment on everyone's blog. 

Have a wonderful Weekend.

Nancy :) 



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