Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Design D.I.V.A.S. "Oldies But Goodies" June Blog Hop

It is already that time --- the third Wednesday of the month and time for the Design D.I.V.A.S. Oldies But Goodies blog hop.  This is when we use neglected and forgotten items from our stashes.  The Design D.I.V.A.S. is a private Facebook group, which is a branch of the Original Design D.I.V.A.S. on the Splitcoaststampers website. The acronym for the D.I.V.A.S is, Divine, Inspirational, Virtuous, Artistic (or annointed) Sistahs. This is a very talented and supportive group, which I'm blessed to be a part of .  If you came here from the uber-talented Carolyn's blog you are on the right track.  She is a tough act to follow and I am honored to be in her company! To start at the beginning of the hop pop on over to see what our amazing Mary G. has put together.


I used my OBGs for a Father's Day card for my uncle.

The OBG here is the set of Tim Holtz clear stamps named "The Journey". The cars and speedometer are from that set.  I stamped them on Kraft card stock and embossed with opaque black embossing powder.  The gold card stock is embossed with the diamonds embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  I haven't used that much, either.  I didn't have a particular sketch in mind when I started the card, so at some point (several points, actually) I wasn't happy with what was happening on the Kraft card stock base.  Then I found the black and white houndstooth ribbon.  That seemed to keep the "triangle" rule going.

Anywho, I used a sparkly embossing powder for the sentiment but it doesn't show up very well in the photo.  IRL it looks ok, but I think I should have done it in black.  The brad on the sentiment tag is a cool vintage looking leftover from a mostly used up set.  I think my uncle will like this even though I am not totally thrilled.  I'm a little spoiled by him --- he likes everything I do.  :-P

Thanks for hopping along with us today.  Now, off you go to Angie's blog where you are sure to be delighted with her project!

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11 comments:

Maria Matter said...

Fabulous Barb!! love the black embossing on the kraft...this is great design!
hugs & blessings

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Holy cow, Barb. This is just awesome. Love the masculine feel and design you chose. The dimension and texture are perfect for your design as well.

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome card Barb! Your uncle will love it!

Cindy said...

Barb, this is a wonderful card!! I'm sure your Uncle will love it. You have so many details on it!!
Fabulous!!

Angie Williams said...

Hi! No worries about the link! This is great! I would never think to overlap the solid images but they are perfect!

Mary G. said...

Well, where shall I start? First of all, I love the old car images! Great dimension with all of the extra layers and the embossing!! Great layout!!! PERFECT "guy" card!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

The vintage feel of the card is terrific and so is the collage layering.

Sharri said...

Barb this is a great card!! I love all the layers and the houndstooth ribbon is a perfect touch for a perfect masculine card! Your Uncle is going to love it!

DonnaMundinger said...

Love the layout and manly colors, patterns, and textures on this card. Fabulous, Barb! xxD

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oooh! what a GREAT card!! how could your uncle NOT love everything you do girl! :P

Payne Holler Cards said...

how often do you see an elegant and sophisticated man card??? and you did it! love this...your uncle will be very pleased!!