I had another go at making some cards this afternoon. I am on a steep learning curve and really want to 'crack' it.
Here is my first effort - another male card - because I need some.
An A6 sized white textured card, which I stamped all over with a little lined stamp.
This is a bit 'dramatic' being just white and black, but I quite like it's simplicity.
I aimed at getting a layered look for my next attempt. Again starting with a white textured A6 card which I covered with basic grey cardstock, then alternated the colours and textures.
The final layer on to which I stamped the T.H.vintage car - is a dull pewter metallic paper. It looks really lovely in 'real life' as it suits the stamp and really works well with the vintage car image. I was quite pleased with the smudging of ink which I did underneath the car to create it's shadow - it 'anchors' it to the paper/ground, rather than just stamping - as I did with the first one - where it appears just as an image.
This last one was an experiment really. My new Tim Holtz plate had arrived and I wanted to have a quick 'go' with it.
Using the remainder of the grey card on a textured card blank, I stamped the foliage and the birds, inked around the edges of the grey paper with silver - which does not show up in the photo - but softens and defines the shape, and added some gem swirls. (Thank JSC - I am still using them)