March 3, 2010

A Nice Chap

As I posted about one of the Basic Grey Origins cards I had made yesterday, I thought I would share another today which I made back in January (it is already March?!?).  I compulsively buy masculine stamps I feel I can use as through the year I make a fair amount of cards for guys.  The main image here is one I love from a fantastic stamp company, B Line Designs, and it made me realize that the patterns from Origins are reminiscent to those a Victorian fellow might live among everyday of his life.  This bloke (isn't he obviously British?) would most likely have discreet floral patterns in his home whether he was a bachelor or married.  Our man Ross (so the stamp is named) would have a bit of money and culture so he would travel occasionally.  That was the vignette running around my head when I made the card. 

For my Halloween party invitations last year I coffee-stained a slew of tags.  I used one of them for this card and stamped it randomly with an older travel stamp by Hero Arts (although the Golden Gate Bridge is just a bit after the Victorian era).  Looking at this card I realize the tag may have looked better if it were vertically placed, but it isn't awful as is. 

Hope you enjoyed seeing Ross and thank you for stopping by!

Stamps: Ross, B Line Designs; Travel Postage Stamp, Hero Arts
Ink: Aged Mahogany (I think) and Black Soot, Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger Industries
Patterned Paper: Origins line, Basic Grey
Border Sticker: Origins line, Basic Grey
Other: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, We R Memory Keepers; Oval Nestabilities Die, Spellbinders; Coffee-Stained Shipping Tag; Hemp Twine

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