And there's a K&Co vintage wallpaper style remnant - blue and brown, you see... thank you K&Co.
And blue and brown seems to be my default setting when I'm crafting: if in doubt, I'll always love it with Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood, Walnut Stain and Chipped Sapphire in the mix. Stormy Sky is a new favourite coming up on the rails too.
This is a card I made for my brother's 40th birthday. In fact, it was a "voucher", containing some money for him to get some technical something-or-other for the tv or satellite or whatever. So the idea was to have a very masculine outside, and inside the text said he could go ahead and get whatever gadget it was he was after - as men do!
I used the Tim Holtz Gears embossing folder and, having inked it with my top colours, I tore it up and scattered it around the fabulous TH Victorian tophats (though one of the three gentlemen had to give way to some gears and wheels) and Old Jalopy stamps, with the Kaisercraft Grunge stamp adding background texture. The hinge was diecut from Grungeboard, inked to a lovely leather look, and attached with long fasteners to add some extra interest.
More blue and brown combinations to follow next time - a whole mini-album full of them. Do come by and visit again.
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