Friday, February 5, 2010

emboss resist toolbox

My poor DH always gets the shaft - his birthday is just days after our niece's, DD's, and Valentines Day.  By then, I'm crafted OUT.  So, I took advantage of the recent anniversary challenge at PTI.  The technique is emboss resist which was PERFECT for my needs. I wanted a toolbox like we have on the truck (DH is an umemployed commercial/industrial electrician).  I couldn't WAIT to use the lil' tools from Daily Designs :)

I sponged smokey shadow over embossed pewter on soft stone cardstock.  The stone was a little too soft, and the pewter too shiny, so the shadow ink helped tone it down.  I also used my T6 Copic on the bright metal tag.  The orange saddle stitch ribbon is a nod to Rigid tools (orange & black) - my DH's favorite tool brand ;)  The tools are also embossed in pewter - Alli Miles, they are toooooo cute (for guy things...)

I'm lovin' this one.



*LittleMissT* said...

Oooh, what a great guy card!! That stamp from Background Basics: Retro works perfectly for the look you were going for! Love it!

Anika said...

Great card! I would have never thought to use that background image for a tool box, but it's perfect! And how did I miss the hammer and wrench in Daily Designs? It' was on my wish list before, but now it is a must have!

Diane Jaquay said...

Yep, really great man card!

pattylt said...

I'm lovin' this, too. Guy cards are so rare and can be so hard to do. Thanks for the great ideas. I love it and I am sure he will, too. TFS.