Thursday, 20 February 2014

Masculine Birthday Card

When I saw the 'Vintage Camera' die by Tim Holtz/Alterations
on the Sizzix website recently for silly money I had to get it.

This is the first time I've used it and am not entirely happy
with what I've done with it - it looks as though I've just
placed a copper card under it, when in fact each piece is a
separate die cut.
  I'll have to try something different next time I use it.

I was originally going to cut the camera from leather,
but found a sturdy piece of board from the cover of an
old diary which had a lovely texture on, so used that
instead and coloured it with 'Walnut Stain' distress ink.

I like the background which is the technique from
Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities Vol II
called 'Riveted Patchwork'.
Just stick randomly shaped pieces of silver tape
and make various marks along the seams, then
colour with alcohol inks and sand off.

It's a shame the camera covers most of it up.
I added a little snippet of Tim Holtz film strip
to go with the camera theme.

This is heading for a keen photographer,
hope he'll like it.

Thanks for looking and say cheese :)


Createology said...

Nice! Never easy to achieve masculine but you have done it perfectly. Creative Bliss...

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card for a man. The background looked amazing.
Yvonne x

Deborah said...

Fantastic background, Sherry, and I love the camera cut from the old diary cover - that's genius!

Jackie said...

Such a great card - it is so difficult to make them for men. Love the metallic background. Jx

Cindy Is Crafty said...

So glad to see you creating again! I really missed it!

Ira Huberts said...

Splendid background Sherry, makes your camera stand out beautifully, supercool card! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

JansArtyJunk said...

Such a cool card that background and the texture in your camera!...I'm sure your photographer will love it!! x

Diane said...

Great background the card has a nice vintage look.

Hugs diane

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The textured piece you cut the camera out of is great, it makes me think of the camera my dad had. This is a fun card. The background is neat.

Mrs A. said...

visiting with a nice big cheese smile! Love that riveted background piece. Of course you could have cut your camera from a faux leather sheet following sheen's tutorial! Lol. Book cover has worked brilliantly though. Hugs Mrs A.