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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Viking Axe Warrior

The inside sentiment reads:
"Damned if I do, bored if I don't."

Hubby's ancestors were Vikings - and he is obsessed with that TV show.  Can't think of a better image for his birthday!
613 Ave C's latest challenge is ATG /Twist of CYOC [Create Your Own Challenge.  Kathi developed this series of charts to use for this challenge that is so fun to use!  See the chart below.  The sponsor providing the prize this go around is SLS Lines.
Click on the 613 link above to get the details of this one week challenge and to check out the amazingly creative work by the Design Team!


  • This image was provided for my use by SLS Lines.  If you like this image, you can use this direct link "Dwarf Axe Warrior"} at SL Scheibe's Etsy Shop.
  • For this focal image, I used Paper Tole Technique to give him dimension. Printed two copies, colored them with Copics, fussy cut and 'paper sculpted' the images.  The layers were both glued in some places & elevated in others with foam tape to achieve the desired dimension.
  • The Birthday sentiment is a very old rubber stamp from a 1992 Country Impressions.
  • Inside sentiment ["Damed if I do, bored if I don't."] is from Ginger's House

  • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
  • DP from my stash.
  • The black "ribbon" was created by cutting a strip off a black sheet of decorative paper that has gold embossed dots on it.  To me they echo the look of the gold rivets used in the construction of the protective gear on the warrior.
  • The sentiment was punched with a McGill oval punch, the edges distressed with a Tim Holtz distressing tool, 'V' cut in three places to enhance the distressed look and finally inked with Copic Cool Greys to bring down the stark whiteness.

  • "Cool Grey" Copics were used to further distress the edges of the sentiment panel.
  • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
  • Hand colored with Copics:

    This card should be eligible for the following 
    Crafting from the Heart #112 – ATG Always
    Crafting for all Seasons -#126 – Add Embossing [Dry embossing used in Paper Tole of the image]
    Inspiration Destination #86 – ATG
    Penny's Challenge #278 – ATG
    Aud Sentiments #155 – ATG + Sent
    Art by MiRan Challenge #58 – ATG
    Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers L: 10 - #59 – F is for FUGLY
    [that background paper is FUGLY!]
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge – Always ATG + DP
    Crafty Girls Creations – #19 ATG Always
    Scrapper's Delight #55 – ATG

    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


    1. Looks great to me! I also like the background paper... One man's (or woman's) fugly is another's fab! Thanks for playing with the Sisterhood, Jo x

    2. Looks a perfect card for hubby. A great image. Thanks for joining Aud sentiments challenge. Elaine

    3. Great male card, hope your husband liked it. Thanks for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, hope you will join us again and good luck. Jean DT XX

    4. Fabulous project, love the image and the paper. Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons.

      Erin DT (Owner)

    5. Awesome image fabulous design
      Ginny x
      My Blog As I do Rodos

    6. Lol Ginny, this is such a fun masculine birthday card.
      {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    7. NannieflashWednesday, 20 April, 2016

      Fabulous card design, love the bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

    8. This fits great for a male. Lovely with the background you used.
      Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck in the draw, Michelle (DT)

    9. Awesome love the black and white. Perfect background. Love it.

    10. Fab fun card, thanks for sharing with Scrapper's Delights!

    11. Oh love this card, a great male theme. Super background and fun sentiment, love your colouring and layers on the image too.
      Thanks for the sweet comments regarding my mum's recovery, everyone has been so lovely.

    12. Fab birthday card for your "viking" hubby!!
      Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for "F is for Fugly!!"

    13. I'm always amazed when people make a fugly card and it turns out fab. just like this one. thanks for playing along with us at the sisterhood of snarky stampers

    14. FUGLY? This is a gorgeous card, love your coloring :) Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the F is for *Fugly* challenge.

      Majo - DT ♥

    15. Well I certainly wouldn't want to wake up next to HIM every morning! Thanks for joining us over at the Sisterhood for the F is for Fugly Challenge.

    16. Love the Viking... and somehow that *delightful* paper works for him! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

    17. Dear Ginny,
      Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge at Beautiful paper, sketch and love the Viking ! Greethings Patricia

    18. Brilliant card love the decoupaged image and great B.paper-thank you for all the lovely comments on my blog too
      Carol x


    Thank you so much for your comments!