Hello and welcome! This week, at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge, we are creating cards for the men in our lives. Marsha is our talented hostess. I made this card for a male friend that turns the BIG 60.
This card is all about the background and sentiment. I used Hero Arts Bold Tribal Print background stamp and Catherine Pooler\’s Blue Suede shoes to stamp the background. After cleaning off the stamp, I restamped with the background stamp using clear embossing powder and then heat set. This created a lovely shiny blue pattern. After the background cooled, I ink blended Twisted Citron onto the card base using blending brushes. This filled in all the white areas.
On Fog grey cardstock, I stamped the sentiments (SSS Big Birthday Wishes) and then die cut. I adhered the sentiments with craft foam for some nice dimension.
I think the end result is a bold masculine card with nice shine and texture.
I am entering this card in: Allsorts Challenge #555 – More than a single word. I wanted the emphasis on the words so I used two sentiments for this card.
Always Fun Challenges The challenge this week is use your favorite stamp so I used my favorite background stamp. Masculine cards are always a bit harder for me and I find this bold background stamp works well for a lot of cards for the men in my life.
Shopping Our Stash – Winter Blues Lots of blue on this card. I just received Catherine Pooler\’s Blue Suede Shoes ink and wanted to try it out.
Sisterhood of Crafters \”New\” Challenge I just received Catherine Pooler\’s Blue Suede shoes ink and wanted to give it a try on a card.
Update: I was so pleased to discover that this card was a \”winner\” in the Always Fun Challenge.
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