Monday, February 11, 2013

Vintage Gentlemen Card

I have been extremely lucky lately. I've received lots of fun new things to work with, so I thought I'd share a bit of what I've come to learn with you.
 

This is the Giant Manila Tag from Ranger. I scored it at 2 3/4 inches on both sides and folded it inward to form a gated card.
 
 
If you've been following along lately, I've come onto the PaperArtsy DT and learned to use the gorgeous Fresco Chalk Paints as a background for stamping. This is the Irish Cream Opaque applied to the tag with Cut-n-Dry foam...front and back.
 
 
Then I added Cinnamon (Opaque) and Autumn Fire (Translucent) in layers to the tag. When dry I started to stamp with the Vintage Sets  01,  04,  05  and  08

All the links for the stamps are highlighted and will take you to the sets on their site. Just click on them.


 
I used Versafine Inks Vintage Sepia, Olympia Green and Onyx Black that I heat set with each stamping. The added Snowflake Fresco Paint was stamped with Mini 58 here. The Minis 62 and 74 were also stamped with Versafine inks as well as the script stamp from the Vintage 04 set. The shadowing of the tags on the Gentleman were done with Beach Hut and South Pacific...love how they turned out.  The card ends up arched when you close it, so it stands up on it's own.
 
 
I stamped the Gentlemen on the inside of the card, and stamped again onto a clean piece of Manila cardstock to cut out and glue over the original words.
 
 
The Eyes and Tiny Numbers along the sides are from the 08 set and the No.Tag at the bottom is from set 05. I used Translucent Fresco Paints to add the color to the stamped images. The Snowflake on the Eyes is an Opaque so it must be diluted. The Tissue Tape along the edge covers up the back of the Graphic 45 brad put into the tag hole.
 
 
This is the back of the smaller Metal Brad. I broke off the brads and added a small black foam square and stuck it on the right side of the card. On the left side I added the larger brad through the tag hole and tied waxed linen to it. This creates the closure.

 
This also shows more stamping with the Postal stamp and script from the set. I used Guacamole and more Versafine inks to fill in area. The Create was stamped with Hot Picks 1105 and embossed on Manila cardstock.(Doesn't this remind you of Gentleman Jim???)

 
This shows the blending of the paints inside that does not damage the clarity of the black ink. IT'S AMAZING to me.
 
 
Now I'll leave you with this thought. I created this without color. Took the photos and everything. Then I decided to take a chance and add color since I'd used it on the inside. The Fresco Paints are new to me, and I thought, why not? So, this is how it was before I started. I like it just as well, but both are different.

 
Let me know what you think....before.... or after?
 
Take care and have a great week! And don't forget to click on the PaperArtsy Badge on the sidebar here to see all the designer's works. A new person every week with lots of different ideas to share. At the end of the week, there's a drawing for those who contribute for free stamps!
 
My week is always week 3 of the month...for 2 more months. I'll keep you posted!!!
 
Linda

29 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow, I love the vintage feel and you have rocked the blending of the paints! I love the un coloured but I do lve my brown tones, the addition of colours does create a great look too! A really amazing make..musttrythat tag folding thing too! Hugs trace. X

barbarayaya62 said...

Stunning! I love all details!!!!! FAb card! BArbarayaya

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous card!! I love how it was originally, but I think adding the colours gave it an extra wow factor.

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is outstanding! The use of the Fresco paints and stamps to make this amazing collaged card/tag is truly inspiring. Love the softness of the blended colours and the septh of the layering. The coloured version is my fave. Just fabulous.

Astrid Maclean said...

So, so gorgeous!!! Fantastic use of paints and stamps!! LOVE IT!!!!!

julie case said...

Beautiful card, Linda!! I love the colors! I'm always excited to see what you'll create next with these frescos!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I like them both! I can't believe how much you managed to fit into this one piece...it's like a miniature art gallery!

Candy C said...

Linda...OMG! My jaw is STILL on my desk! This card is totally COOL! I love your giant tag and how you've turned it into such a Ah-mazing card! That fresco background is lovely. All of the stamped images you've used are just phenomenal! I love how you've used so many different images to create such a cohesive, gorgeous design! YOU JUST AMAZE me! Love the colors, too! This really has the WOW factor! <3 Candy

Lori said...

Beautiful! And, I like the one with color, although both are fab. Love how those paints look!

Shelly Hickox said...

This is so perfect, Linda! You are making those PaperArtsy stamps shine!! I think the added color takes the card to a whole new level. Wow!

Robin Gasser said...

I prefer the color---but I, also, like them both!

Mo said...

It's so much more than a card, Linda. It's a work of art! I like the addition of the color. Kinda the best of both worlds, browns and color. I'm amazed at how much detail goes into this card. The stamp on the inside flaps is a huge favorite of mine. And yes,that fellow on the front does remind me of Jim. Speaking of Jim, as he's starting to Ustream, I was thinking how great it would be if you thought about it too. Your written tutorials are so well done so I think it wuld be awesome seeing you in action. Just sayin'. :) Thanks, Linda.
Hugs
Mo(mori49)

2amscrapper said...

Very interesting-- fresco chalk paint and versafine inks-- it's a stunning look. Love the idea of folding the tag ("borrowing" that) and making a clasp. The entire project is marvelous.

Debby said...

Gorgeous! I do like the bits of color that you added. Really nice work as always!

Leandra Franich said...

Ohhh the colour one does it for me...brings everything to life, but I get where you are coming from. It can be a bit scarey to add colour...but I think that's a 'scarey-good' thing...not scarey-bad! LOL The touch of blue and orange/red tones are perfect with the browns. The colour works cos you didn't over cook it - you got it just right! Everyone says so! You are a Fresco queen and prove how easy they are to use! Thank you! x

shamela said...

Wow..this tags amazing!..i love them both too hard to choose

mamablitger said...

Oh this is just gorgeous !! Really love and adore the result you achieved !
Hard tochoose...both are fantastic....but if forced to choose I would choose the one with color.
Thanks a lot for sharing. I got a lot of inspiration andnow look even more forward to receive the Frisco

annes papercreations said...

Gorgeous. Love all the details :-)

butterfly said...

Absolutely sensational tag card, Linda! I love it with the touch of colour but then blue&brown is my favourite combination, and I'm having a real turquoise thing at the moment, so this just makes my heart sing!!
Alison x

Beth Norman said...

Stunning. So many lovely elements. I love how you put everything together. One can never have enough masculine items.

Kay Wallace said...

Oh, Linda, I so want to sit at your table and create with you. This is just so "up my alley" in both color and context! An amazing piece of art!

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm sorry, hon... where is the ***love*** button??? Another fantastic creation!

Anita Houston said...

Paper Artsy has the best stamps too!!! I love these gentlemen...are they all PA??? I need them...I want them!!! So pinned this card! So much to see...LOVE IT!!!

Linda Cain said...

Yep. All the links are there and highlighted to take you to the PA site. Just click on them.

Helen said...

Wow - that is fantastic blending and inking!

Linda said...

Love this! Going to check out the chalk paints now. Thanks!

Createology said...

Manly creations are so difficult. Yet you have mastered manly with this fabulous card. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Charee Filimoehala said...

Linda, what a fun card! I love the creative use of the Graphic45 Metal Brads and Buttons. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Charee

Linda Cain said...

My pleasure Charee!