I really, really like this card and I hope my Dad will too. I went a bit Tim Holtz on this card using lots of stencils and lots of sponging. I'll try and remember how I made the center panel...
I started with a strip of white cardstock and sponged over the Crocodile stencil with Pumice Stone ink. I then sponged in the following order: Cargo with Wild Honey ink; Measured with Dusty Durango ink; Splatter with Dusty Durango ink; Shatter with Pumice Stone; Lattice Work with Pumice Stone and Numbered with Peacock Feathers. Phew! I then sponged around the edges with Vintage Photo before stamping over the whole piece with the text stamp from Papillon painted with Antique Linen Distress Paint. After heat-setting that, it created a resist and I sponged on more Vintage Photo ink.
The card base was also stamped with the same stamp and Antique Linen Distress Paint. Here's a close-up so you can see some of the layers of sponging and stenciling.
The circular panel was first die-cut then stamped with Archival Black ink using my Misti - perfect coverage and placement! I sponged a strip of white cardstock with Peacock Feathers ink and cut a couple of pieces of Wild Honey and Dusty Durango cardtock. Some thread finished off the card.
Thanks for visiting.
Stamps: Roundabout Additions (Reverse Confetti), Papillon (Stampers Anonymous)
Ink: Peacock Feathers, Pumice Stone, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo (Distress Inks), Dusty Durango (SU), Archival Black (Ranger), Antique Linen Distress Paint
Cardstock: White, Neenah Desert Storm, Hello Honey, Dusty Durango (SU)
Accessories: Lil' Inkers Stitched Circles dies, thread, Tim Holtz stencils: Cargo, Splatter, Measured, Shatter, Lattice Work, Crocodile, Numbered