Thursday, January 24, 2008

Trying out a Masculine Card

In my efforts to get my samples together for my Stamp-A-Stack (aka Stamp-Attack), I always have difficulty coming up with a masculine birthday card. I did a lot of browsing on SCS and found some samples there that I liked, so I set out to create my own version. This card is not suitable for my Stamp-Attack due to the number of brads and the use of retired designer series paper, but I think it turned out o.k. Not 100% pleased with it…something about it is not working for me, but I thought it might be worthy to post.

The white center greeting was too stark for me so I sponged Chocolate Chip ink all over it, shading it so it was darker on the edges and lighter towards the center. To age/distress the patterned paper, I also sponged chocolate chip over them as well. I like how it toned them down a little and maybe made them a little more “manly”.

I have some ideas on changes to it to make it suitable and cool for my Stamp-Attack…hopefully my attendees/potential attendees will agree when I show the updated version…stay tuned!

The Engineering Details

Stamps – Happy Everything; Ink – Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery; Cardstock – Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Wintergreen Designer Series Paper; Accessories – Ticket Corner punch, Rounded Tab Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Always Artichoke Brads; Supplies – sponges, paper piercer

1 comment:

Katrina said...

Awesome card ... I too am always looking for good "masculine" cards. Thank you for sharing, I think it's beautiful!!

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