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It’s A Man Thing

Vintage Stamping Challenges wants to see something for the man in their new challenge this month. I made this whilst in the UK at one of my play days with my SIL. Happy Birthday Irene.

This is another die that I would never have bought for myself but after having a play with it I can see it going on my rather long (and getting longer) wish list … can’t wait for Ally Pally. It really lends itself to a man card but I can also see the potential of making girly things.

Stamped the man which you can find here at Flonzcrafts, it comes as a pair but they are so easy to cut around to just use one image. Painted the cardstock before I embossed then used various stencils with ink and paste. Touched up with a little gold embossing powder in the corners before adding the rest of the embellies.


To enter this months challenge just click Mr Linky at the bottom of the VSC web page and maybe it could be you who wins the $20 from Flonz’s store. Please visit the DT’s blogs for more inspiration and also it would be nice to leave them some love.


12 Responses to “It’s A Man Thing”

  1. Brenda says:

    Do you know Shirley, this is a die I pondered over at Stamperama yesterday, then decided against it, now looking at what you have done with it I am kicking myself as your piece is stunning. And so much lovely added texture as well.

    B x

  2. butterfly says:

    This is great, Shirl – love the stitching on the straps – so cool! And the burnished reds and grungy stamping and distressing are wonderful. Love it! I do have the die, and don’t use it nearly often enough, so thanks for the nudge.
    Alison x

  3. dotsdabbles says:

    Hi Shirley..This looks amazing! Sooo much texture is a great backdrop and sets off the man perfectly.
    Dot x

  4. Ann says:

    This is fabulous. It is a category (masculine) that is often ignored and for which we all need inspiration! Love the image and the texture. The die is incredible and I can imagine all the ways to use it. xxx Ann Marie

  5. Meggymay says:

    Awesome piece Shirley, love the texture and grungy aged look.
    Yvonne x

  6. Anne R says:

    This is an expensive trip Shirl, I think that die needs to go on my wish list too! I love this and it would make a perfect card for a man, as you rightly say. I love how you have aged and distressed it. Anne xx

  7. Irene Chillman says:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes Shirl, this looked great before, looks even better now that you have put the man on it. Your not the only one looking forward to Ally Pally.
    Irene xx

  8. coco says:

    Gorgeous suitcase in unusual colours and with this beautiful man it becomes even more attractive haha!!.. 🙂 Hugs, Coco xx

  9. Silvia says:

    Wow Shirley, missing words. It’s an outstanding piece of art.

  10. Shirley says:

    Gorgeous Shirley, great ‘manly’ design, love the textures and shape. Hope you are doing well, Happy valentines day, Shirleyx

  11. Claire C says:

    Hi Shirl,, gorgeous male themed card. I love the way you’ve used that die – all the little details make it so realistic
    Claire xx

  12. Avril says:

    This is a great design Shirley, love all the details.
    Avril xx

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