Saturday, 4 August 2012

Wild, Wild, West

Here's my submission for this week's challenges at Freshly Made Sketches and Create with Connie & Mary.


I created all the light layers using the faux mother of pearl technique.  I used Champagne Mist shimmer paint and it has a lovely shimmer.  Here's a photo of the cardstock before I stamped on it.


I started with Very Vanilla cardstock and dabbed shimmer paint using some wadded up cling wrap.  Then I sponged Sahara Sand ink over the whole piece.  I put another light layer of shimmer paint over the top to finish it off.  It looks lovely in real life - trust me LOL.

The stamp set I used is from 2002 called Wild, Wild West.  It goes for huge dollars on Ebay, but I managed to get it for a lot less than it's currently selling for, which is the only reason it's part of my collection.

I also realised that I've mounted the Happy Birthday rubber crooked on the wood block.  I've had that stamp set forever and only just realised now - doh!  Off to the microwave I go to correct it.

Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  Wild, Wild West; It's Your Birthday
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla; Basic Black; Real Red
Ink:  Sahara Sand; Black Stazon
Accessories:  Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint; sponge; Framelits; Dotted Scallop Border Punch; black brads

Cheers
Karren


12 comments:

Kim S said...

What a fantastic background! It adds such a rich and festive look to your card!

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Karen! Great card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen said...

Gosh, I love the mother of pearl technique. It makes the images so shimmery! Great take on both challenges! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and Create With Connie and Mary!

Jen Brum said...

What a great masculine card! I love the mother of pearl technique! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow .... this is awesome Karren ... love that technique and that image is fabulous, what a great find!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Deb said...

What a gorgeous card! I love how you incorporated this technique! The image stamped only in black is perfect! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa said...

Fabulous manly card. I love the mother-of-pearl technique...adds just a little shimmer. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Allisa said...

Great masculine card with such a classic stamp set. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cindy Hall said...

Very cool technique and a great Man Card! I love that stamped image! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Mary Brown said...

What an excellent masculine card! The colors work perfectly and love your main image panel! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Oh...you are so lucky to have that set! I've looked for it MANY years! Love how that technique really works with a masculine card! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Henderson said...

Clever background and I do not remember this stamp set. Very "handsome" masculine card! Thanks for playing with the CCMC team this week!