Sunday, May 4, 2014

Dapper Dan

Here is a digital hybrid card I made.

Materials Used and Card Tutorial

May 2014 Gecko Galz “Who’s the Man” collage sheet:  words, shoes, and image of man
Gecko Galz “May Days” single collage sheet:  sales receipt
Orange mat card stock
Black greeting card
Dark ink for edging receipt
Herringbone or similar patterned paper (October Afternoon)
Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Paper Rosettes Die (Sizzlits Decorative Strip)
Burlap strip
Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon

For the three images from “Who’s the Man”, crop each one, erase background and save as individual PNG files

Crop and save as an individual image the sales receipt

“Place” or layer the images onto the sales receipt.  Print, adhere onto thick card,  and distress edges with ink before adhering to layers.  Add tab (place piece of leftover orange strip inside tab window).  Use dimensional adhesive (pop dots) along right side to balance left side placed on layers of trim. 

Alternative method is to crop and print your images, cut with scissors and layer.

Create strips and layer.  Add finished sales receipt.  Add any other embellishments.

Use extremely narrow red line tape on edges of filmstrip ribbon, slip on safety pin with buttons, then adhere strip to rest of trim, placing Gecko Galz digital card under strip.

Entering these Challenges:

Frilly and Funky:  On the Runway--sewing or fashion
Dapper Dan--isn't he fashionable?  Perhaps a model for magazine ads. The sales receipt, shoes and filmstrip play on my theme. I wonder what tailor he used.  

A Vintage Journey: Challenge #5 Fond Memories 
My fond memories:  Photos of my mom, her sisters and brother and of my dad, all who dressed extremely stylishly in the 1930's and 40's.  
My Tim Holtz influence:  he taught me to use very narrow red line tape under his filmstrip ribbon so that adhesive wouldn't show.  I also learned from him to layer and add interesting embellishments.  I probably would not have added the row of shoes if I hadn't been thinking about how he'd add a little interest to that receipt. Nor think outside the box to use the rosette die as trim. Edging with Ranger distress ink is a given.


Annie said...

Love the vintage image and colour combo. Thank you for sharing your project at A Vintage Journey this fortnight
Hugs Annie x

Wendy said... are a master at digital. I could not tell this was not cut and all your elements and of course the Gecko Galz images. Great work!

Sharon said...

Very masculine! Love it!

Lisette Baker said...

Fabulous card Helene. Love your combination of papers an images.

Buttons said...

SO good to see a 'male version' take on a sewing theme and this is perfectly elegant and beautifully executed. And I'm lucky enough to say Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie and at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

chris cesar said...

I love the colors used in it! once i will really have to try some masculine cards! This one is beautiful!

Zuzu's Blog said...

Very elegant looking card. I love the bold colours. it has a real "Deco" feel to it. :)

Terry said...

Love this back in the day masculine project! What a handsome gentleman! Very clever to use the rosette for an added layer of interest with the filmstrip!! Thank you for playing along with us at A Vintage Journey and sharing your fond memories!

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