Today Phil and I celebrated our birthdays starting off with breakfast at our local cafe then lunch out with my parents at the Auckland Botanical Gardens. It’s been a lovely day. Thank you for all the birthday wishes and cards – we’ve been spoilt.
I always struggle when it comes to making masculine cards but help was at hand with a new stamp set from the upcoming 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue. It’s called A Good Man and is a line art set with three images, sentiments and an ’embellishment’ image.
I’m in need of a couple of male cards in the next few weeks so thought I’d create two now – one for Phil and one for a friend – while I had the stamp inked up. At the time of creating I wasn’t sure which one I’d give to Phil but after a poll with some on-line demo friends the decision was made – Night of Navy.
The image is stamped with Memento Black ink on Thick Whisper White. I then coloured it in using the following Stampin’ Blends: Ivory for the skin, light and dark Crumb Cake for the shorts and sand, light and dark Night of Navy for the T-shirt, light and dark Soft Suede for the hat and light Balmy Blue for the deck chair. This image is then matted on a piece of Early Espresso.
I found a piece of Crumb Cake that was the perfect width in my scraps folder and embossed it with the Corrugated 3D embossing folder. The piece started out at about 6″ long but by the time I’d run it through the Big Shot it had shrunk to about 5 3/4″ which was a bit short for my card front so I gave it a little ‘stretch’ till it got to the right length :).
My ribbon and trim supply is a bit low at the moment but the Braided Line Trim worked well with the colours and it being a masculine card. Instead of a bow I just tied a small piece around the vertical piece which had been adhered on the back of the card.
There’s another new stamp used on these cards – it’s the background stamp called ‘Birch’ and I think this is going to be very popular. I’ve stamped it with VersaMark which takes on the colour of the card base – nice and easy when doing two different coloured card bases – no need to clean the stamp :).
Here’s the second option using Granny Apple Green
This time the shorts are coloured with light and dark Soft Suede, the t-shirt is light and dark Granny Apple Green (love this colour) and the hat light and dark crumb cake.
Well that’s all from me. Don’t forget to check out the promotions page for details of this month’s specials – Everything is Rosy and Hugs from Shelli kit.
Until next time …