I stamped and white embossed the foliage onto some Prima watercolor paper, and then used watercolor pencils and a “brush to tip” method to paint the background. Once that dried overnight, I stamped and gold embossed my sentiment before adding some fun bling and mounting onto an a2 card base.
Hello, everyone! Michelle Lupton here today, to share a card I have made for this month’s challenge theme, which is “Masculine”.
Now, I am just like a LOT of card makers – I struggle with masculine cards. But the Triangle pattern stencil from Hero Arts made my job that little bit easier.
I fixed the stencil above my white cardstock, and used an ink blending tool to add some Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink – stronger in the middle, fading towards the edges. I then cleaned my stencil before putting it back exactly in the same spot to add some Versamark ink over the top of the coloured triangles and clear embossed. I then moved the stencil and added more Versamark and clear embossed again. I then added more Distress Ink in Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch over the top of the embossing. This gave a dimensional, layered look to the pattern.
I then took my “Thanks on a line” die from Simon Says Stamp and cut it out of my patterned piece. I also cut a piece of black card and cut it with the same die and used it to create and inlaid die look. I affixed it all to a white card base and added a strip of black top and bottom, and I was done!
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I recently needed to make a sympathy card and it tied right in to our current challenge.
Masculine cards can be hard to make. My trick is to keep it simple, because they won’t notice the extra embellishments, ahem. Also, I try to use more masculine colors and stamp images.
Hi friends – welcome back for another fun masculine card – this time a birthday card for someone extra special in my life – MY HUBBY!
This month we’re focusing on masculine cards combined with Hero Arts – hands down, one of my favorite vendors – and not just for their stamps; their stencils, cards, envelopes, papers, inks – swoon; it can hurt your pocketbook, that’s for sure. 😉
Anyway, back to hubby and I – our birthdays are only 5 days apart (with several years included) – HA!! I took a piece of Hero Arts snow white layering paper and sponged on Tumbled Glass distress ink; then taped down the Hero Arts window pane stencil and added Mermaid Lagoon focusing mainly on the middle section but then adding more light sponging towards the edges. I stamped the happy birthday in VersaMark and embossed with black super fine powder, the other images were stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black.
I cut the main panel with a large rectangle die, then cut the remaining pieces into small strips and added to the inside of the card. 😀 Use ALL those scraps.
Thanks for stopping by; hope you’ll join our MASCULINE challenge this month; we love seeing your creations!