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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Hammered Vintage Fuse Wire

front of card
 photographed without flash

front of card
photographed with flash showing gloss on image & sheen of Moondust cardstock

inside of card

Another card for the non-cute gentleman. As he gives me things he thinks I might find useful for crafting (& lends me his tools) I thought it appropriate to use some of the ancient fuse wire he gave me some time ago instead of string/ribbon for the tag. I did have to hammer the fuse wire somewhat to enable me to thread it through the eyelet. I stamped & heat embossed my image onto a piece of die cut white cardstock & (starting with the lightest innermost) sponged the Distress Inks over it, then wiped over the embossing with a piece of kitchen paper. The following day I still had inky fingers but I was pleased with the result. Again the project evolved as I worked but I'm hoping the resultant effect is somewhat along the lines of a tool board to which an old charred picture has been attached.

Stamp Creative Expressions LL219F.
Inks etc.... VersaMark watermark stamp pad & Stampendous Detail Clear Embossing Powder (image), Distress Inks (Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy & Black Soot) for sponging. The Vintage Photo was used by itself for edging all the cardstock.
Cardstock White, brown Moondust & bright gold cream Moondust from "stash".
Punches/Dies Woodware (tag), Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Deckled Rectangles
Eyelet Dovecraft.
Charms GCS Imports Ltd.
The metal studs were from "stash".

Challenges Entered
A Spoonfull of Sugar #109 - Good Luck/Best Wises (it's a 65th birthday card which is also marking the gentleman's official retirement)
Crafts & Me #6 - Friends & Family
Crafty Cardmakers #23 - Cards for Men!
Creative Inspirations Challenge #36 - Monochrome
Creative Inspirations Wednesdays Challenge #65 - One For The Boys!
Magical Crafts #17 - Something for a Male/Father's Day
One Stop Craft Challenge Wk 85 - One for the Boys


Lorraine said...

this is absolutely stunning i love the vintage look this is such a brilliant card and clever use of the fuse wire too xx

NGCARDS said...

Oh this is brilliant! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

jackiescrafts said...

What a lovely card the image is fantastic, thanks for joining in at Magical Crafts this time

Jackie x

gina g said...

Great man's card, lovely image. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for this weeks challenge. luv gina xx

Jack said...

Very sophisticated man's card. As for ink fingers - its always a good sign, LOL
Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)

Annie said...

it's a fabulous card for the non-cute man! and the little bit of fuse wire is inspired!
hugs, annie x

xxxtglxxx said...

ooh what a great card - I love it! :) That stamp is lovely, and vintage is so good for male cards. I love the metal embellishments and the moondust card. Good to see you using up old fuse wire - lol! ;)

How did you get the backing plate? Is it a nestie?


Dazie said...

Oh I like this so different I love the colours!
Thanks for joining us at magical crafts!

Carol Ann said...

Great Male card I love the image and what you have done with it very inventive. Thanks for playing along at Magical Crafts.
Carol Ann xx

judie said...

brilliant card, love it all, well done and thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx