Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Well-worn Flannel


Today's card was created for the MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #249 which is to heat emboss with white and sponge on several colors.

I pulled out my favorite MFP stamp set "Southwest Cowboy" and built the card from there. The background was done with a retired SU! flannel background stamp, white ep, and 4 Memento inks - rich cocoa, desert sand, summer sky, and blue danube. The image was stamped with espresso ink, colored, and then covered with clear detail ep and heat-set, and then fussy cut after those steps. I placed it on 2 Lil Inker stitched rectangles of vanilla and pacific point, adding a snippet of espresso cardstock for the sentiment. The final touch was the brass brads for a masculine feel. I was going for a worn flannel look, and I think what I envisioned is what I ended up with :)

I'm also going to share this over at the Snippets Playground #164 - which is always to use snippets.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Wednesday!

Carol

19 comments:

Jane said...

Really nice card! You did this technique perfectly!
Thanks for playing at MFP/SF&F challenge...
Jane

Di said...

Great card Carol - and perfect for a chap! Love the image and you captured the worn flannel look perfectly!

Hugs

Di xx

Vickie Y said...

Great background for the image! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP SF&F Challenge.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You've totally captured a flannel feel with this card. Very soft yet masculine!

Christine Kiehl said...

Love this card! So creative! Thank you for sharing!

jimlynn said...

I never end up with what I envision at all but glad you did. This is a wonderful masculine card and I love the way you did the background! Super!
Lynn

Cathymac said...

Great masculine card, Carol! Love that flannel background (I think I even have this one), perfect for your cowboy image. Blessings! Keep warm!

JD/ Jill said...

Neat Masculine card. I like that image and great background you created here.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Stunning effect! Beautiful and very masculine card, I didn't know this technique, never seen before! Great work!

Donna Hanley said...

I think you've accomplished exactly what you were going for. I love the look. Nice job with the image and those brads to top everything off in a very masculine way. Have a good night.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love, love, love that background! Stay warm, my friend!

Brenda said...

Wow Carol, that looks just like a worn flannel shirt!! Love it! I also love your cowboy and those metal brads. A great masculine card!! Hugs, Brenda

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous, love it Carol....super guy's card.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

MaryH said...

Since The Duke was my fav all time cowboy, I really like this one. The stitched mats look like a suede shirt behind this elevated cowpoke, and your background really does have a look of soft faded flannel. A wonderful & perfect masculine card! TFS & hugs.

Christine said...

I love that background you created and it really is a fantastic masculine card. You just gotta love The Duke. Thanks so much for playing with us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Stampsnob. said...

Your take on the MFP SFF challenge is unique and sooo successful.... Thank you so much for sharing Lis DT MFP

Benzi said...

Wow! I love your background and, of course, the cowboy. This is super duper work and so very masculine.

ionabunny said...

Fantastic background. Perfect for your cowboy. Hugz

Jessi Fogan said...

That background! Totally worn flannel, totally perfect!