11 June 2014

For All Our Fathers at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone. It's the second week of the latest challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. As host I picked the theme 'For All Our Fathers'; there are so many celebrations coming up for those special men in our lives!


OK, I went a bit mad and made two cards. Don't worry, you'll just get the edited highlights! The metal background layer - embossed, coloured with alcohol inks, swiped with an Archival Ink pad and embossed with clear embossing powder.


Both arched layers have Weathered Wood, Bundled Sage and Brushed Pewter Distress Paints applied and Iced Spruce Distress Ink added over the top. One layer was stamped, the other stencilled using Watering Can Archival Ink. 


Adding sanded Kraft Core Coredinations cardstock is always good, and teaming it with Remnant rub ons and Industrious borders is heavenly. 


And on to the second card. You'll notice the men have something in common with a previous card (HERE).


Stamping them onto a Specialty Stamping paper background inked with Potting Soil Archival reinker meant they already had a watercolour look before I added extra detail with Distress Markers. Drops of Glossy Accents were added too.


I LOVE the rusted metal layer to this, inspired by a real piece of metalwork on Pinterest. Take a piece of Specialty Stamping paper, colour with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, dry, emboss with a Texture Fades folder, swoosh it through Potting Soil and Orange Blossom Archival reinker with rubbing alcohol, dry, swoosh through a mix of Rusty Hinge and Brushed Pewter Distress Paint (mixed with a little water), dry, then finally rub over the raised parts with Potting Soil Archival ink. Did you know it takes longer to say that than it does to do it!!!


More of the same from this point; if you are going to age your double-layered die cuts with alcohol ink give them a quick rub with Black Soot Distress Paint and work it into the crevices first. Adding Glossy Accents into the recessed parts works well too.


Have I got your mojo working? Do any of the men in your life need cards or any other sort of projects? Get them linked up to the challenge at Frilly and Funkie and you could be in with a chance of joining us for a Guest Designer spot or a shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx



24 comments:

  1. Good grief...just fabulous. Your metal bits (globe and lock and key) look just amazing Jenny! Thank you so much for the tutorial. Fantastic masculine makes!

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  2. Good morning Jenny,
    Another wonderful offering of your fantastic creativity.
    I love all the textures, colours, "bits & pieces" you have used on these cards.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

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  3. Stunning cards. I just love the background on the first one it glows

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. You have most definitely inspired me to try that rusted metal technique, it looks amazingly real. Both cards are fantastic, the metal embossed background on the first is stunning and the pops of metal on the second one really draw the eye in. Beautiful work Jenny - as always! Anne xx

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  5. Two fantastic cards Jenny. I love them both. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  6. Oh my Jenny - what absolutely FABULOUS cards. The many layers are just stunning and there is so much to take in - I shall be back again I am sure for another look. Jennie x

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  7. What wonderful men cards Jenny! love all the 'metal', those super images and great colors!

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  8. wow two fabulous cards Jenny, so many layers and textures. Works of art my friend. Annette x

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  9. Two more fabulous cards... I absolutely love how those gilded elements glow from within the grungy layers, and all the textures and distressing are so cool! Love that eroded metal look on the embossed metal panel on the second card, and fab use of the kraft core on both of them. Magnificent!
    Alison xx

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  10. Absolutely love the background on the second card. genius!

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  11. Two fabulous cards Jenny, love the layers and the metal work looks amazing.
    Avril xx

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  12. Two very smart cards! I especially love the metallic background, but the globe is my favourite! Lovely!

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  13. These are two fantastic creations. Love the metallic look of the die cuts.

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  14. I just love your cards Jenny, both of them.
    And I love the sentiment of the first one.

    Crafty greetings from Veerle xx

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  15. Hi Jennie,
    Your cards are awesome! The use of metallish works contrasts very well against the subdued background and rather stern image.
    Very classy indeed!

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  16. These are AWESOME!!! I adore the golden embossed background on the first one! So masculine and great Jenny!

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  17. Oh wow Jenny. Such gorgeous textures and layers. They are both fabulous designs and perfect for the men in our lives. Xx

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  18. Both are stunning Jenny, fab texturing and, as we have come to expect from you, gorgeous layering up. The choice of imagery on these is just the cherry on the top. >;o) Chris xxx

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  19. What a classy card, Jenny!
    greetings, Alie :-)

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  20. Wowzers! Love these two wonderful cards, men can be difficult but you have shown exactly what can be done ... having a fabulous talent like yours helps of course ! Xx

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  21. Wow!!! Awesome masculine cards Jenny!! Love that embossed metal background and the colours are fabulous!! Loooveee your art!! ox

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  22. Wow so much going on here, love the layering, they look fabulous xxx

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  23. Fabulously Masculine cards, Jenny!! Love everything you've done here on both cards!! These look fun to touch with your layers of texture!! I can hear my Dad now, though--Stop touching stuff!! Great inspiration, Jenny!! XOXO-Shari

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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