Monday, August 29, 2011

Masculine Card

Today I am posting a masculine card. I used it for a birthday card but you could change the sentiment and use it for several different occasions.
For this card I used an old, old horse stamp I have, the tree images from Stampin' Up lovely as a tree, Cuttlebug embossing folder Winter Branches, solid cardstock and camo designer paper, TH Distress ink pads, and an old Leisure Arts heavy paper "Monkweave Camel" (purchased this & several other papers @ 10 cents a 12x12 sheet a few years ago)to make the envelope.
I always start by scoring and cutting white (or colored) cardstock for the base card. Then score again for the fold(s). Cut a piece of white or cream cardstock a little larger than you wish the finished piece. Ink up the back ground image first (in this instance the trees); stamp first images closest to you and as ink fades stamp those that would be farther away. This gives you the fade of distance without much work. Practice first to see how you can acheive the best desired look. * (If anyone is interested I would be glad to post a tutorial on any project I have posted; all you have to do is ask!)* Thanks.
Stamp the horses on separate pieces of cardstock without re-inking the stamp. Color with TH Distress Inks and Fantastix coloring tools or your favorite coloring method. Cut each horse out carefully, if you run a pencil, etc. around the cut edges, the white won't show as much and will tend to disappear. Place the lightest colored horse in the back, working forward to your right. I used foam tape to add dimension on the two last horses. Ink up your favorite sentiment (in this case I used "Happy Birthday") stamp on top of trees. Run a piece of dark green card stock through the Big Kick with the Cuttlebug Winter Branches folder, then cut to desired size. Glue everything together; starting with the base card. Either stamp a sentiment inside after adhering some strips of the dp inside or print out a poem or sentiment off computer and adhere inside card.
Hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for stopping by!

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