Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Monday, January 10, 2011

Masculine Card

I often find masculine cards harder to make, I find them not has fun and interesting as making something with glitter, pretty colors and ribbons, but sometimes there is a need for a 'guys' card.

So looking through my bella binders I spotted Fat Scribble Tree, (which has never seen ink yet!) and thought hmmm possibly that would work.

I tried Linda's card making process, which you can read her step-by-step instructions here if you haven't already. So I followed as such - picked out my stamp, went through my 6x6 papers - I was looking for something kind of nature looking, so when I saw this first piece with the cute little owl sitting on a branch- I thought perfect - okay so no need to dig any further - otherwise I'm sure I would change my mind as I came across something else! I would worry about the layout later.

So, I started by stamping the tree in Versafine Sepia on some cream cardstock.  Use round s/binder dies to cut the tree out as well as the next layer.  Then used a scallop die for the cream again, and then some dark brown cut with Label die #3 for the final layer.  I left the circle die on the image after cutting and sponged some versamagic oasis green.

Then the layout, I didn't want to cover up the bottom left hand corner, so decided to keep the card plain and simple, and just went with what I did.  Finished off with a piece of ribbon at the top and 3 bella dots.

Phew, actually finished a card in pretty good time by following Linda's sugggestions.  Most times I pick my stamp then try to look for papers that would suit the image, now that takes me forever, because I have so many papers I just can't make up my mind.  And the layout as well, takes forever some times, but what I found helps, is I print off layouts when I come across them that I like, keep them in a binder, so I have some reference to go to.

Just a reminder that this friday Jan 14, is our first bellariffic challenge of 2011. Hope you get a chance to play along, if so, email your entry to Emily by thursday night.  Here is the sketch challenge for this week:

see you again soon,


Dana White said...

this is a perfect masculine card - off to put this stamp in my "cart"!!

CraftyViolet said...

Great job! Love it!

LindaH said...

yahooooo!!!!!!!! love this card, and so glad my process worked for you!

Hello From Texas said...

FABULOUS! This is a wonderful card; just perfect for a man. Love the DP as well, who makes it?