Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Your favourite colour combo at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's time for this week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, and we would like you to use your favourite colour combo. That is, your favourite colour combo for masculine cards - it might be a bit of a challenge making a male card if your favourite combo is shades of pink!

My favourite combo is copper and green. Whenever I am trying out a new medium, ink, paint or colouring tool, the first ones I buy are always copper and green, because then I know I will be able to use them with other things I have at home. I'm still having my "Celtic knotwork revival" campaign, so here is today's card.

The large motif is stencilled using Starlight Metallic Paints from Imagination Crafts. The text panel is stamped using a very old background stamp - I can't remember where I got it - stamped with Versamark ink then brushed with mica pigment powders in copper and green. I tore the edges then smeared glue here and there over the torn areas and applied copper foil.

The background is a sheet of printed paper from my stash - I think it was included in a gift from a craft club many years ago.

I am sharing this with
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Mix it Up - Anything Goes (omitting the optional twist of embossing)
Use Your Stuff - Bohemian Rhapsody


Barbara Godden said...

Love the rustic look and the Celtic vibe. I think I went through a Celtic phase is this what happens when you sort and organize stamps? Fabulous Masculine card.

Cara said...

Beautiful card, love how well the background paper matches it. Many years ago I bought a book that taught you to draw Celtic patterns. Needless to say it was soon put into the loft as I got so frustrated and made soooo many mistakes! Crafting is much more fun. Cara x

cotnob said...

A super card Jane, lovely colours and great distressed feel.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

missgailly said...

Love the Celtic feel to this beautiful card. Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

create.365 said...

I just love everything about this card...the color combo and the celtic knots...I am a big fan of them too!Thanks for joining us at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog ~Kathy K. DT member

Chris C said...

Gorgeous card - love the distressing. Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

alice k. said...

Nice and different, and a great use of metallic paint. Thank you for entering it in UYS.

Sue - said...

Great make Jane, the paper and lettering just go together so well.