Thursday, 14 May 2015

Hat's Off

Welcome, time for my weekly post for Artistic Outpost and today I am showcasing the fabulous Hats Background and Hat's Off stamp sets.
I love using these two stamp sets for masculine cards and the Hats Background is one of those stamps that is so useful with so many other images.
I die cut three ovals and coloured each with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and then flicked with water to give an aged feel to each. I then stamped the Hats Background onto the background using Black Archival Ink. I also added a mini top hat to embellish, highlighting with a touch of Treasure Wax.
I added the gentleman to the central oval panel again stamping with Black Archival Ink and raising slightly to give dimension set against the other two die cut ovals. To complete I added a sentiment again aged with Distress Inks.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x x

9 comments:

Corrie Herriman said...

I love AO stamps. This card is fabulous !
Corrie x

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful card, Tracy. Great design! :)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

That is wonderful Tracy, love your background and what great stamps!

Pamellia Johnson said...

You really do the most amazing masculine cards Tracy! This is fabulous, I love the three focal panels layered like that, it has such a great flow! Love it! hugs :)

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the way you silhouetted the stamps in the ovals! So effective...and wonderful!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic masculine cards Tracy! Lovin' the cool looking backgrounds!

Redanne said...

Hats off to you Tracy, this is a fabulous male card! Anne xx

butterfly said...

Love the oval panels - and the dapper chap looks fabulous at the centre. Brilliant spritz and flick texture as always!
Alison xx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! Love the vintage feel of it! So cool! Hugs, Sandra