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Monday, January 30, 2012

Kings 'n Things

Good morning all you wonderful followers!  Wonderful to have you back again.  This week the challenge at  Simon Says Stamp and Show is Kings and Queens.  I decided to do a guy thing and kept it to only Kings.  I cut piece of CS roughly the size of a tag and layered Foil Tape over it and then cut it with the Tag and Bookplates die.  After that, I ran it though the ultimate guy icon - the diamond plate EF (and then of course I covered it all up).  The King of Spades was cut from Kraft-Core Core'dinations and embossed with Tim's Poker Face Texture Fade.  I made what I fondly hope looks like a roadside sign using the Styled Labels die to cut chipboard, which was then painted black with a paint dabber and then painted over with a gold paint dabber.  When good and dry, I sanded it giving it the worn streaky look.  Because it's the only Tim Holts letter die I have, the letters were cut with the Vintage Market die (need to branch out in that tool area - LOL).  They were again stacked on a layer of black letters to give them more dimension and covered with Crackle Accents.  The vintage pickup truck from The Journey set.was stamped in Gathered Twigs and I cut the license plates out of the paper from the Lost and Found Paper Stash.   The piece of vintage ephemera was from a vintage image blog that is now closed down.  Sorry, but I've never run across this one anywhere else.  

Now that you have seen my piece for this challenge, I hope you will scoot on over to Simon Says Stamp and Show and see the DT's projects which are WAY more impressive then my simple tag.  And don't forget, Simon Says Stamp will be giving a $50 shopping voucher to some lucky random winner.  

Fashionable Stamping Challenge:  Make it a Guy Thing


May said...

Linda, This is amazing work, I just love everything about it, you are such an inspriration, and your attention to detail is fabulous, have a great day, Hugs May x x x

Pam said...

Fabulous, as always! I love your work, or should I say play? LOL

marsha said...

Just amazing Linda, you are so talented - it is always a treat to visit your blog!

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

linda - this is so cool. My husband has a triumph...he's on his second on we love triumph motorcycles!

Marjie Kemper said...

Very cool King! Love that embossed card and how you've aged your sign.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

KING OF THE ROAD, fabulous idea for our challenge this week and the card suit is fabulous in the Blake kore and sanded. Fabulously embellished. Tracy x

Anita Houston said...

You just don't know how fab you are! This is great...and manly...o o o o!!!! I love the background tag peeking out.

Sue C said...

Fab project Linda, love the embossed card. I too only have the Vintage Market die and was thinking the same thing, I need to branch out as well ! Sue C x

Lisa M said...

I needed a push of inspiration to make a few masculine cards. Think I just found it!

Lisa xx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous piece for a bloke, so many details. Thankyou for joining us at FSC this time.

Candy C said...

Linda, your piece is so cool! I love all of the details and layers of cool stuff you have put on your King of the Road piece. I love the colors you used and the crackle on the letters. It all just works perfectly together. <3 Candy

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A cool tag with great elements. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Linda...this is too cool! I really love all the layers, the number plate tags, the clever king card, metal much maleness in one place!
Thankyou for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Dot x

MarcyK924 said...

I LOVE those letters used with the Core'dinations paper! What a brilliant composition! XOXO

See that Triumph bike in your bg - I used to ride one! Yeppers - a 650, MANY years ago!

Terry said...

Well I just love this tag and all the texture and elements! Fit for a King or for a "Guy Thing." Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

lynne said...

Amazing textures and so perfect for our theme at FSC. Attention to detail is stunning.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC.

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