I made this card with stamps by Fiskars. I stamped the hippo with Memento Ink onto Cryogen cardstock and colored him with Copic markers. I then die cut him out with a Spellbinders die and inked the inside with distress ink by Ranger. The sentiment is stamped with Hero Arts Shadow Ink and then I cut it out. The cardstock of the circle die cut behind the image is by Coredinations which is adhered with foam adhesive. The patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View, the ribbon by The Paper Studio and the pearls by Forever in Time.
The cardstock on top is by Stampin Up and the stencil is by The Crafters Workshop. I combined Viva Color's Inka Gold Metallic Rub made for Creative Imaginations in silver and Picket Fence Distress paint together to create the medium for my stenciled part. I wouldn't suggest combining the two. The consistences didn't mix to create that perfect medium but I did so because the Viva rub is hard and reminds me of shoe polish. I wanted the silver color to be a little bit runnier like the distress paint. The two didn't mix well and the white paint creeped under the stencil separate from the silver rub. Combining the two was a mess and then the silver was dulled by the white paint. FAIL! Lol:) Then I pondered should I make a card with it and I came up with this thought: A baby card would be the best choice since sometimes they leak outside their area as well as my white paint did. You can boo and hiss in the comments. All this thinking is coming from me, the non-parent.
Have a great day everyone. If you have a chance let me know what you've tried mixing together and if it was a sweet success or an epic fail. Save me from making the same mistake.
Thank you to all the wonderful crafters worldwide willing to open up themselves and allowing me to share their Manly Monday card. There is a giveaway on the Monday post which I will link HERE
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/ Ribbon, image and pearls