There’s a really fun class taking place right now over at StampNation called Dude, Where’s My Card. It’s being taught by Daniel West who is the creative force behind the Del & Artie blog. It’s been so interesting getting tutorials on creating masculine cards from a man’s perspective!
Here’s the homework card I created based on the latest session. It covered choosing images for masculine cards.
I started by masking off a rectangle in the center of the card. I did some simple ink blending using It’s a Boy and Garden Party inks from Catherine Pooler Designs and Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studios.
The sentiment and image are both from the Enjoy Life stamp set from Stampin’ Up. I stamped both of them using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I used my MISTI stamp positioning tool from My Sweet Petunia for the stamping. It allowed me to double stamp the silhouette cyclist image to ensure even crisp coverage.
Since this was a very simple one layer card, I thought it needed something to give it a bit of interest and texture. After ensuring the VersaFine ink was completely dry, I used my scoring board to add two scored rectangles around the focal image making sure to avoid the bike tire area. I felt like this gave a nice “extra” touch to the card while still keeping it very masculine.
I’m entering this card in the following challenge(s):
- Fusion Challenge – I’m using the sketch from the current challenge.
- AAA Cards – the current theme is one layer cards.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …