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Freitag, 1. November 2019

Real Gentlemen - Card for Country View Challenges

Hello everybody, nice to have you here today!

For the November challenge at Country View Challenges I made a card for a man. The theme this month, hosted by my lovely team mate Christine, is Hand Stamped, the vocal image must be stamped, no digital stamps are allowed.

I went through my stamps (well, there are a few 😋😎) and found this stunning gentlemen from PaperArtsy! I really love this stamp, although it is not easy to get a good, crisp print (the stamping platform is enormously helpful!)

This is what I did:

 For my background I used a gear stencil and soft matte gel. When the gel has dried, I colored the page with acrylic paints in teal and brown and used antiquing paint. To grunge it up I scrubbed antique paste over parts of the surface, used DI ground espresso here and there and to color the distressed edges. Lastly I highlighted the stenciled gears with golden wax paste. 
 For even more interest I randomly stamped with brown Archival Ink a script stamp and a postal stamp, both are from PaperArtsy, on top.

My main image I stamped several times with Versafine clair in nocturne and pinecone, colored the faces with DI antique line and colored the background with DI tea dye and darkened the edges with DI ground espresso. Then I put it on a thick piece of cardboard.

I I matted the picture with a distressed piece of cheesecloth, added some diecut, painted gears, a clockface, a flower and some paper rolls. Then I adhered it to a card and lastly I added two metal knobs.

Now I hope, you grab your stamps too and join in with our challenge this month! You know, you can win a 20£ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit today and happy November!


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous ! I love that stamp too !
    Corrie x

  2. Ahhhh! Stamped and Vintage my favourite things.. Love the background and 3D elements too, a great make Evelyn! xx

  3. Wow - love the aqua and rust and those PA gentlemen are perfect for the grungy industrial style of this plaque.
    Alison x

  4. Great vintage, rusty background!!! Fabulous card!!! Happy November!!! xx

  5. yummy scrummyness Evelyn - this is fabulous! Love it! Hugs rachel xx

  6. This is one of my favourite stamps ever! Great card Evelyn.

  7. Wow Evelyn what a cool card. So much texture too....a fab make xx

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous Evelyn, I love those paper rolls, and this was one of the first stamps that I ever bought and is still one of my favourites. Have a very happy week, Sue xx