Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waltzingmouse April Release Previews ~ Day 3


Wow!!  It's already Day 3 of this month's Waltzingmouse Stamps Previews!!  And, once again Claire has outdone herself.  Today we're featuring a set called Man of the Hour, and it's full of fabulously fonted sentiments and phrases for that special father!!  Seriously, I feel it's one of THE BEST SETS out there!!! 

Before I explain my project though, in case you haven't read it yet, today's the day for April's Blog Party, and it's all about Spring Flowers!! We'd love to have you join us.  I still have to work on my Spring card yet, but I'll have one to share soon.  Also
April 19th is a special day over on the Waltzingmouse Blog.    One you won't want to miss.  Not only will there be oodles of inspiration by some fabulously talented guests, but you will have an opportunity to win 5 WMS stamp sets.  To find out more, be sure to visit Waltzingmouse Makes Blog on April 19.



Okay, now for my first project.   I wanted to make some fun background panels to showcase this fabulous sentiment!!  So I cut 4 different pieces of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core by Core'dinations, lined them up in the Postal Folder by Sizzix and embossed them.  I then sanded the raised area and distressed them with Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Inks.  Lastly I gave each a good coating of Versamark, and embossed them with Clear Embossing Powder.  I then reassembled them and added the Black embossed sentiment that I framed using the Labels 18 die (Spellbinders).  I also scored the the back panel using my Scor-Pal, and added some ribbon and brads to finish it off.


For my second project, I went a bit grungy.  I combined Engraver dp (Prima) with Tim Holtz's Crowded Attic paper and this fabulous Man of the Hour set.  I tore the top layer to expose the sentiment underneath, and added a birthday sentiment along the top.  I also added the "so glad you're my dad" sentiment along the ruler paper, embossed in white, along with a few stars and burlap string.

That's it for me today.
Here's the hop list.
Be sure to stop by tomorrow.  I'll have one more preview, and you'll finally be able to purchase these gems!!



Happy Stamping!! 
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The Greatest Gift
Stamps:  Man of the Hour (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  Kraft and Smokey Shadow (PTI), Tim Holtz Kraft-Core (Core'dinations), Etcetera (Fancy Pants)
Ink:  Versamark, Vintage Photo and Black Soot (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Labels 18 (Spellbinders), Postal Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Black Embossing Powder (Judikins), Jute Ribbon, Brads, Scor-Pal

Best Dad Ever
Stamps:   Man of the Hour (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  Engraver (Prima), White (PTI)
Ink:  Midnight Black (VersaMagic), Vintage Photo and Black Soot (Ranger)
Accessories:  Star die (Spellbinders), Brad, Vintage Button, Burlap String, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter), Sewing Machine 

18 comments:

Nikki said...

I really love the neutral tones and the embossing. Absolutely perfect, thanks for sharing.

nicoleqmullen said...

These are stunning masculine cards, amazing, I love them!!

Maja said...

Love both of them. Stunning work!

Renee said...

Tosh these are both stunning!
Is that ok to say about "men" cards?:)
I don't care...they are!
All the "grunge" details you've included to both of them...
not to forget how incredible these sentiments are to begin with...
they're "man" perfect! :)

Christine Nixon said...

Tosha, I love the distressing on these cards - the technique is perfect for these and you did it perfectly! Thank you for the inspiration.

Julia Aston said...

two great rugged guy cards Tosh! Love the embossed panels on the first - the sponging really makes the sentiment pop!

Marisa said...

Two fabulously masculine cards! Love them both :)

Lynn Hardy said...

Both of these are great and I love all the texture!

Jill Norwood said...

Wow! These cards are FANTASTIC! Love the embossing and inking and grunge loveliness! Great cards my dear!

Kelly S. said...

Oh that first one is so stunning, it totally looks like it's made from leather! And the delicious textures continue for the second. Love the ruler edge along the bottom and the fun shape of the stars. Just awesome designs and so unique, Tosh!

cbuswell said...

Brilliant, loving the kraft-core, inking and fabulous texture!! perfect masculine cards!!

Cassie_lu said...

loving these cards and how the first one reminds me to punched tin. amazing!

Isabel Z said...

Wow, I love what you created!!!

Sue D said...

Love the colors and texture on both.

Deborah Frings said...

Wow, wow! Love both these cards. The embossed panels behind the sentiment on the first card are just gorgeous. Love the birthday card too!

Becca Feeken said...

Seriously fabulous textures on both of your cards. You 'know' how to do masculine cards Tosha - I'm in awe!!

Jean Bullock said...

Great guy cards. Pinned them both.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow these are both just out of this world, I love the embossed pieces it has that look of leather. The torn paper to reveal the sentiment is just too cool, love the stars!

 
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