Saturday, September 22, 2012

hello, my friend

Today's card features an Inkadinkado old fashioned telephone rubber stamp.  Stamped with Memento dye based ink, then dry embossed with a Stampin Up squared lattice embossing folder for texture.   The stamped piece was then cut into an oval shape. The background was airbrushed with Copic Markers to add dimension.   The matted look results from air brushing while the die is still covering the stamped card stock.     Next it was layered onto a Nestabilities beaded oval (pumpkin), and labels #10 (black) die cuts.

The sentiment on the outside of the card is from a set of Hero Arts and Sizzix framelet die called "Just My Type".  It was cut and matted with Spellbinders die cuts. The inside sentiment is from Hampton Arts Diffusion Artstamps Direct.  Buttons were added to the Labels $10 die cut adding to the monochromatic color scheme. 


 A tribute to the art of wet shaving.  Pictured below  is a wet shaving themed shadow box that I made for my son for his birthday.  He and his father have become enthusiasts of the art of wet shaving.  They have many discussions on the art of shaving and everything that is required to get the best results.  They have a lot of fun with it....almost as much fun as I have with my paper crafting hobby.  So, for his birthday, I designed this little shadow box to hang alongside of his collection of shaving soaps and other paraphernalia.  The soap,gears,  scuttle, Razor strap, mirror, scissors, watches and men in top hats are all rubber stamped and embossed in black and fussy cut..
Top hatted men are a Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp.
 Gears are a Stampin Up stamp.

 The box is recycled from a gift
 Flowers are a Cheery Lynn and quilled Cuttlebug die cuts.
 The brush is a stipple brush.  The little dish came in the box and had a rose in it.

 Backgrounds are Kraft Paper from archivers.

                            LATHER UP!

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