Monday, May 31, 2010

Simple Masking.. Natures’ Silhouettes, a perfect “GUY” card.

Did you enjoy the Operation Write Home Blog Hop this weekend?  I know I did!  Wish my internet had not gone down… I’m still trying to catch up on all the fabulous blogs, projects, and stories that were shared!  Many of the bloggers have left their links up, so you can catch up too… it was a wonderful tour and tribute!  If you’re still trying to follow the tour  Click >>>Operation Write Home Blog Post, Click HERE <<<to proceed and view all the lovely projects and ideas!!

It seems that people are always asking for masculine cards!  Soft Suede, Basic Black, and Whisper White… all perfect colors for a Guy’s card, aren’t they?  Add a little textured embossing folder, brads, and masking… and you’ve got a quick masculine card for that special guy in your life!


The Whisper White background layer was cut at 4” x 5 1/4” and stamped the main image from the Upsy Daisy Stamp Set with Basic Black Classic Ink before I ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot machine using the textured embossing folder. 

TIP:  Make sure your semi permanent Basic Black Classic Ink is completely dry before running it through the Big Shot, or you’ll need to clean it well with Stazon cleaner and a few paper towels (personal experience/share!)

The wolf was stamped on a post it note, with his feet along the stick edge so that after cutting the image out, it could easily be used as a mask before stamping the tree and grass silhouette images.

Just playing around, and trying to get a ‘different’ look for a tag, I used my corner rounder on one end of the tag before punching with the slit punch.  It is important to punch only one layer at a time with these tiny punches.. the Stampin’ Up! card stock is nice and sturdy, two layers will kill a punch quickly!

Two narrow strips of cardstock were cut and glued together using Tombow Multi Adhesive before running through my paper crimper… giving the tag a ‘custom ribbon’ appearance.

This is one of the cards we will be constructing during the First Wednesday Card Club in June… I hope they like it!! It’s going to be a fun meeting, I’ve made a special gift for all my current and past club hostesses, and we’ll be lunching on Chinese Chicken Salad too (always a favorite.) 

See you tomorrow with some bright and colorful Island Oasis Designer Series Paper Card Shares!! 


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CJ said...

The card is abslolutely faboulous. What a great guy card. Just can't say enough about it.

Thanks for sharing!!


Stampin_melissa said...

Wow, wonderful guy card!! TFS!

cinmfoster said...

What a great card. Love the emobissing folder that you used, it really finishes the card.