Monday, 10 January 2022

Enjoy the Journey



Today's card is using a new (to me) stamp set by Tim Holtz
I had a lot of trouble trying to get a good impression, after consulting Mr Google, I used Versamark first and then Brilliance graphite black., in my Misti, so I could repeat stamp. 
 In the finish, I emailed TH to see what I was doing wrong. He recommended using Rangers Archival, and of course, I don't have it in black, only dark plum. It stamped a lot better but has stained the stamps. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Back to my card! I used a piece of dp and stamped the words directly onto the paper. I stamped the car on a scrap of white card and coloured lightly with an Inktense pencil, which I the rubbed over with a wettish finger!

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kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a marathon to make your card Glennis, but worth it as the result is wonderful
Thank you for sharing this striking masculine make with us at Word Art Wednesday this week
Stay safe
Maxine WAW DT

brenda said...

We all have our preferred inks and I'm no expert, for years I used Versafine Onyx but equally good are the newer Versafine Clair's which come in lots of colours, Nocture is a nice black and Acorn a good brown, another nice colour if you want a softer black is morning mist. Both do what it says on the tin so to speak stamp 'fine'.

I always use these for demos and class and rarely use Archival unless I'm stamping onto acetate or shrink plastic then I use Stayzon.

Anyhow, you achieve a nice image which give a lovely vintage feel to your card. SO pleased you shared with us at Allsorts, Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping, thanks so much.

B x

Vee Cassidy said...

A great card and worth your efforts. Stamping is always an adventure and trying different things is where creativity is forged. Enjoy the journey! Thank you for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations. Veexx

Pauline C said...

This is a gorgeous creation Gkennis .. your stamp, DO and sentiment all co-ordinate so perfectly. Thanks so much for joining in with my theme at Allsorts challenge this week
Pauline xx

Ellibelle said...

A fabulous masculine creation, Glennis! Love how you used the stamp set. I too just got this set in the recent months. It's such a great set for masculine cards!
Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week!
Ellibelle's Corner

KraftyKoolKat said...

A lovely creation Glennis, it has turned out lovely after all your trouble. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us over at We Love Stamping.

Shauna said...

What a fun card! I like the antique truck and the great distressed background. Thanks for playing with us at Time Out Challenges!
- Shauna

Sarn said...

A fabulous masculine card.
Hugs,Sarn x

Mervi said...

Fabulous card!
Thank you so much for sharing at We Love Stamping January Challenge;-))m

Fiona said...

wow this is a great man card, I always struggle with men cards but this is perfect.

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.