Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I was a bit light on the masculine cards so I thought it high time I made a concerted effort to remedy that. Inspired by the fortnightly C84FN Color Challenge offering up Coral, Brown, and Tan, I set my sights on making a few fun "Manly" cards. The colour coral doesn't generally conjure up the most manly of images to me, but the colour Tan most certainly does. So, I fossicked through my papers, embellishments and inks and chose the most butch of these colour offerings as I could find.
The stamps are a melange from across Stampers Anonymous and Papertrey Ink stamps. The stamp of the gent with the cane is a cool image from Wendy Vecchi's/Stampers Anonymous Studio 490 from a set called Art for Men. The congratulatory sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Masculine Motifs (I do love that font). The other stamps used to complete the background are from several sets from Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous as well. I must say, I really do enjoy making my stamped background paper, complete with lots of distressed inking and splotches galore. Good fun.
The shapes used on the card are a few assorted Spellbinders labels dies. From memory, I used Grand Labels 11 and Grommet Tags. I textured the card base with a Tim Holtz Texture Folder in Checkerboard and nibbled at the edges with my Yellow corner Chomper. And of course, I couldn't resist the lure of a few debonair lashings of coral coloured waxed string. Each layer was then propped up on loads of dimensional adhesive. So there ya go: My attempt at a masculine Congratulatory card. Fun
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