Friday, 3 February 2012

Keep Calm and Carry On

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for my Winter Wonderland card.

Regular readers will know that I have been making some show samples for Stamposaurus and I had so much fun making cards with these vintage patriotic stamps. For this one I used Papermania Portobello Road papers and Core'dinations which have all been distressed and stapled. I tried out 2 techniques I've never tried before. The first was heat embossing the 2 Union Jacks and then using DI Worn Lipstick, the second was stamping the button border onto the ribbon. I also wanted a frayed look to the ribbons rather than wrapping them around the paper as I normally would. I then used one of the bunting stamps and coloured the flags with Promarkers and added a large button with Baker's twine. The Keep Calm and Carry On stamp is also part of the set.
Challenges:
ABC I is for In Pairs (Union Jacks)
Cards for men Seeing red
For Fun For men
I love Promarkers Photo inspiration
Charisma Vintage

35 comments:

Catherine said...

Wow Marianne, this is absolutely lovely. I wouldn't know where to start with stamps like that.

Catherine x

Michelle B. said...

So unique and different, love it! Fab layout and love the details! Thanks for playing with us a Cards for Men!

CraftygasheadZo said...

What a fab card! Zo x

Vicky said...

Awesome card hun loving the colours. Papers are lush.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Mamma Mia said...

Great idea for a card Marianne and it looks fab! I think I need it after the day I've had a work! Helen x

Barbara Colbert said...

This is very unique and different...quite a man's card! Thanks for sharing with For Fun Challenge!

Sue said...

Fabulous ''stand out alone card'' Marianne,love it.
Sue x

Vicky said...

This is fabulous Marianne...

big hugs Vicky xx

Wishcraft said...

Great card Marianne, fab layout and details! Lisa x

Sandra said...

This is gorgeous :) Sandra H

pinky said...

Thats just brilliant Marianne! Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.
pinky

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Marianne !

Fantastic card. Beautiful compositon. Sensible choice of colors. Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.
Catherine

Lisa Jane said...

OH this is brilliant . I love the resist technique and the stamping on the ribbon
Lisa x

Katina said...

Fab, original design Marianne!
xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Brilliant card Marianne love the layout and great colours

Anne

mags said...

Great card Marianne. Everything coordinates so well together. Great layout and colours.
Mags
x

~ Ali ~ said...

Great card, have a fab weekend

Ali x

Rebekah said...

Superb Marianne I love those patriotic stamps! thanks so much for entering at SFTW hugs rebekah xx

Loz ♥ said...

love the distressed look Marianne x

Karla said...

I love this card and the image! Very cute!

Jill said...

Love this card Marianne, for an Olympic year, its so perfect. Incidentally love your WW card as well! Jill x

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Fantastic card. DH is a Brit here in Canada and would get a real kick out of your card. I love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week for our Manly Birthday cards at For Fun Challenges! Good luck and I hope you'll join us again next week.

Jackie said...

Brilliant card, would be great for a St George's Day card :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

fantastic card marianne.i really love the papers and fab design ;D

xx coops xx

Hazel said...

Fantastic card Marianne - love the little touch with the staples - fantastic.

Take care.

Hazel xx

Curlybear said...

This is amazing Marianne I love everything about this card, gorgeous papers.
Have a lovely weekend,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Helen Dooley said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for playing along on For Fun.

Karen said...

Hi Marianne
Love this card, thanks for joining s at I ♥ ProMarkers.
xx

NGCARDS said...

Great creation hun! Thanks for playing over at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Mandy said...

Great card Marianne,love the papers and the sentiment is fabulous....Thank you for joining in with us at Cards for Men,hope to see you next time...
Mandy x

Leah the Orange said...

ha! this is so much fun! love the masculine approach to the vintage challenge, and the brit theme is fantastic! thanks so much for sharing your fabby creation with the Charisma Galz, and good luck!

Brandi said...

Beautiful! :) Love all the layers and details. Thank you so much for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenge this week! :)

Pauline C said...

Great fun card Marianne - love it! Thanks for joining in this week at I ♥ Promarkers
pauline x

Sabina said...

What a great card!!! Love those colours!! Thanks for joining us at ABC!!

cebelica said...

Hi! Sorry I'm a bit late, but I wanted to tell you I really like your card. Perfect for a guy!
Thank you for playing at our previous challenge at Crafty ribbons. I hope you'll join our new challenge too! xx