Good Monday morning to you bloggy friends! The great thing about Monday mornings is that its time for another Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. This week we want you to show us something For Men Only. Oooohh, tough challenge for a lot of us, right? I actually like to do a guy card/project periodically, but I will admit that I have to be pushed into it. This week I made a card for my project. I used an old favorite stamp set called Keeper from Artistic Outpost and combined it with a newer Tim Holt set Curiosities. I made a little sign with the Photographs stamp, covering it with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. I like the irregular coverage you get with it when you only do one coat. I created my own designer paper by stamping randomly on kraft CS with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and the stamps from the Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge set. I finally broke down and bought that set and I love it. Its fabulous for grungy background stamping! That layer was scissor distressed on the edges and sponged with Vintage Photo DI.
The shell of the card is black CS and then next layer up is plain white CS that I embossed with the Checkerboard Texture Fade and sponged with Scattered Straw DI. The fish were stamped onto kraft CS with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and then I went over them with an olive green Copic to make them look more realistic. Then I coated them with a layer of Glossy Accents.
Simon Says Stamp and Show blog. You know there will be plenty of eye candy to get your mojo started over there. Hope you will leave the other designers some love too! And if you play, you just might win a $50 shopping spree that is given to a random player each week by our generous sponsor, Simon Says Stamp and Show.