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Monday, August 19, 2013

Sentiment and Silhouette

I just came home from a trip to the west coast of Norway and I was so happy to see that my package from LOTV had arrived. I just couldn't wait to try one of my new stamps, so I stamped the sentiment with black ink on kraft and added clear embossing powder. I just love the vintage look of this sentiment. I also love silhouette images, and this one is from a stamp set from Kort&Godt. I gave the image the same treatment as the sentiment.
My choice of background DP, a leftover with letters and numbers, was actually my starting point for this card design - I immediately thought of using it when I spotted the Inkspirational photo. I mounted the DP on a panel of beige paper and distressed the edges. I used letter stickers to complete the sentiment. The letters stickers and image have been mounted on foam. And voilà - a rather quick and easy male card!

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - #33 Photo
2) Aud Sentiments Challenge - #8 Anything but a birthday card with a sentiment
3) Paper Crafting Journey -Distressed/Vintage
4) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Marina said...

I love this, Pia. It has a real retro feel and would be perfect for a man's card (although I'd love to receive it myself and I'm not a man!) I didn't know LOTV did sentiments like this - must check out.
Thanks for your message on my teacher's card - your comment about the DT's individual styles made me go and check and you are right!
Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next week! Marina

Paper Profusion said...

What an intriguing design Pia - it looks fabulous and is super for a young man! Wonderful design. Nicola x

chrissy xx said...

It's FABulous Pia...What a GOrgeous design..LOve your Silhouette Man!
LOving you Sentiment..LOving your colours too.

Sue said...

This is wonderful Pia. I love the way you have used the sentiment by adding the extra words to it and the silhouette image works so well with it too.
Sue xx

Unknown said...

Pia this is a fabulous masculine card! I do love the look of the sentiment with the male silhouette. Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational this week!

Unknown said...

Pia this is fabulous hun, great work xxx

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous stunning creation, I so love the fabulous stamp and the bloke looks awesome :-) Kezzy xxx

Lau W said...

Just FABULOUS Pia, héhé !
My God, love love love this masculine card, love all, the little letters are superb, the image, the bif sentiment, very nice work dear Pia !

sandie said...

this is such a funky sentiment stamp-it could be retro as well as vintage. I really like the font and such a cool dude silhouette. Great colour scheme-perfect for the stamps you have used. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational

Unknown said...

Love the mix of letters and words Pia. A wonderful card for any man!

KraftyKoolKat said...

A really stunning creation sweetie. Really stands out.


Mrs.B said...

A stunning card, love the sentimenet and the silhouette together, a very manly card.
Avril xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Fantastic masculine card, I love silhouettes also he is such a cool dude, your choice of background paper helps bring the hold card together.
Hey... you need to add the badge about being on the Outlawz DT and being a member. At the main menu at the top... pretty sure their is a file that says badges
Hugs, Pat

sparkling stamper said...

Now this is a marvelous male card!!! Congrats for doing such a great job.

Aud Sentiments DT

Flowergirl said...

This is brilliant, love the sentiment stamp matched with the silhouette image, looks really striking x
Wendy x

Marlies said...

A beautiful card. I love the whole vintage look! A great idea to use the silouette in this way. Fabulous! hugs, Marlies

cotnob said...

This is a brilliant male card Pia, I love your sentiment stamp, it goes so well with your silhouette image and great papers.

Tammy said...

Oh this is gorgeous Pia!! I love that wonderful silhouette image and your fabulous design!
Hugs, Tammy

Deepti said...

Great take on the challenge image... The vintage feel looks awesome :)

Mynn xx said...

That sentiment is FABULOUS! LOVE it! The monochrome is wonderful and I adore the vintage feel, too! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Cindy Groh said...

I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK

Shirley-Anne said...

WOW . love this style .great card love the image .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

loz said...

Fantastic Mens card Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Sue B said...

Ooh this is fab Pia… what a wonderful design… I love the way you've done the sentiment and embossed it also… it's a perfect male card! :-)
Hope you are having a good week
Big hugs
Sue xx

Wendy said...

I think I should have made a fantastic mans card like this one for my hubby, instead of a slightly girly cupcake card lol!! xxxx

Shelby said...

Oh this is so cool and just love how you've used the silhouette in your design.


Skye said...

A fabulous male card. I love the male image and the sentiment. A great design

Dragonlady said...

Perfect card for a man/teenager. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

scrappymo! said...

Great masculine card with a tough of a retro feel. You aced this one!

Danielle Vincent said...

This is Fabulous!! Love how you did the lettering.