Friday, July 24, 2015

Best of Luck - FWF 7-24




Hi, Friends......

I am here with a quick post for this week's Unity - Friends with Flair link-up.  This time I made a masculine card using a Unity grab bag "Best of Luck" stamp and some tickets from a roll I found at a thrift store.  Fun, huh?


I wanted to give the impression of a long-forgotten wall with layers of peeling wallpaper and some tickets that had been hung there years ago.  I heavily distressed and layered some scraps of patterned paper and some corrugate. I even found a place for some crumpled-up gold punchinella which I tucked amongst the layers.  (I am soooooo glad to use it.  That piece has loitered about my craft table for months from a failed experiment!!)  I think the metallic gold provides just the right amount of shine without looking too girly.  What do you think?

Other supplies used include:
Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy, Aged Mahogany
Versafine Ink - Olympia Green 
Little brad from my stash

By the way.....I have not forgotten that I promised a giveaway and I have not forgotten that I have some new followers to introduce.  Things have just been too crazy around here for me to get on here very much lately.  Hopefully I can post those things this coming week!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your visits and comments mean a lot to me!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Unity - Friends with Flair Link-Up
2. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 186 
3. Power Poppy Power & Spark Challenge - Hang Some Paper
4. Hiding in my Craft Room Challenge #208 - LOL (Lots of Layers) 
5. Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday
6. Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge - Take a Stamp
7. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Sparkle and Shine

22 comments:

Liz said...

Great vintage, masculine card. xx

Dawn Fields said...

Wonderful masculine card! Not girly at all.

Sweet April said...

Love your idea of using the tickets,like you did;it looks fabulous and very creative!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very nice masculine card; not girly at all. Those tickets are fabulous! Love all the distressing.

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool!!

Gaylynn said...

Very fun with the tickets and sentiment.

Michele Henderson said...

Great idea! Love the look of the tickets!

Sue D said...

Very cool--I like the tickets with the Best of Luck sentiment.

nancy y said...

great masculine card, and you're right the gold is just enough and not too girly!

Ruby said...

Very fun card. Love the touch with the tickets.

Karenladd said...

Oooh, I just love this!! That corrugated paper is such a great addition with all that texture and distressing! Definitely has the look of years of history and hidden stories of by-gone adventures. I can almost hear the shouts from the Midway!!

Karenladd said...

That kitten printer poster makes me want to steal that sweet kitty family. The mom is as cute as the kittens...oh my!

Di said...

This really works beautifully Janis! Looks so strokeable - bit like those cute little kitties really :)

Hugs

Di xx

Lucinde said...

Great card and I love the kittens ;)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This makes a great guy card, and I just love that distressed/grunge look.

Laura Turcotte said...

Awesome---great job! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR this week!!!

Kellie 0:) said...

Loving all the beautiful texture to your card. TFS

Ellie Knol said...

Happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper. Gorgeous project!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Gio said...

Love the layers and all the upcycling! Thank you for playing with us at TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper :-)

D.Ann C said...

Love all the distressed layers! Do you know I come through here regularly just for the kitty chuckles?! Thx!! >^.^<

Donna Ellis said...

The gold definitely enhances your already richly hued creation! It's wonderful!

ionabunny said...

What a fun card. Love those tickets. Hugz