Monday, July 8, 2013

Best Buds

My second time around as guest designer for the Craft Room.

For the current challenge, Julia is asking you to create something vintage, but not cute, using a rubber stamp. I decided to ink up my new Art Journey stamp set, Friends 2.  These stamps remind me of the 1950's.  It doesn't seem that long ago, but it is considered mid-century and vintage--like me!!!!!  I fell in love with this stamp of the guys.  They look like they'll stick together through thick and thin. 

I swiped and spritzed Ranger Distress Inks Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Wild Honey, then dragged Stampin' Up Whisper White cardstock through the inky blend of color.  I used Mustard Seed to stamp some background.

Then I stamped the True Meridian with Wild Honey.  I thought it looked like the sun or moon and liked the fact that it was a "true meridian", something the guys would gaze at as they contemplate their futures.   

The guys, barbed wire, and Friends are stamped with Jet Black Archival ink.

I placed the card on a black card stock card base.

All the stamps are from the Art Journey set, Friends 2.

Also entering this card here:

A Card a Day challenge: July: Just for Men 
Won the July prize

All Sorts Challenge Week 214 Favourite Things:  This is my go-to inky technique--something easy and effective--therefore making it my favorite.  And this is one of my favorite stamps. 

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #183:  Anything Goes

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