My blue phase is still running, not by design, it just seems to happen. As my card is for a man then I don't think he'll mind.
The background is coloured with Distress Inks Broken China and Iced Spruce, then while the ink was still damp I used a damp Chocolate Baroque stamp of gears, from the Steampunk Butterfly set, to lift the colour off the background in a random pattern. In the bottom right corner I used another stamp from the set to lift ink and then inked it up with Broken China and stamped slightly off line from the lighter stamp.
The two main images are from another set by Chocolate Baroque called Punky Romance. Both are stamped and embossed with a blueish powder I got in a sale ages ago. It's amazing what you can find in your stash when you start rummaging.
In the centre of the heart is a cog, I have die cut another cog from greyboard and coloured it silver, it is fixed to the heart with a tiny silver heart shaped brad, again another stash find.
The edges of the image panel are coloured with Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire and then it was mounted on a plain white square card blank. A bit artsy with a simple colour scheme and no frills, I think this makes it OK for a man, don't you?
Come over to The Male Room and show us what you've made for the man in your life, you have two weeks to join in the fun.
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