Today I had a play with some Aqua Tints. I dropped a small amount of two shades of brown and one of grey onto my glass mat and spritzed them with water. I then dipped a sheet of card into it until there was some colour all over it, then dropped some grains of rock salt over it before drying off the sheet with my heat tool. I thought that the effect it produced reminded me of burr walnut wood and so decided to use it for a masculine card...hence the addition of the saw and screwdriver.
The 'happy' on this card is three layers thick and inlaid, the 'birthday' is simply added over the base card.
The challenge at Addicted to CAS has the code word Distress
The horizontal panel on this card is severely distressed. I began by stamping Artemio's manuscript stamp and then ripping the upper and lower edges. I stamped the foxing with a SU splat stamp in Tea Dye DI, then inked the rest with Antique Linen and Old Paper inks using sponge daubers. The ribbon snippings from a sweater I bought on sale in M&S were just the right shade to add to it.
The violin is an old stamp from rubbadubbadoo and the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.