I am trying to get my Guy Card mojo back. I have been putting off making this birthday card, because I just couldn't picture the card I wanted to make. Push came to shove and this needed to be mailed...so I had to hunker down and get it done.
I decided to go with my comfort zone...water colors and Stampin Up's The Wetlands stamp set. Nature seems a good image type for a male card.
I started with Bristol Paper and an almost dry brush loaded with Distress inks in Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire; then added a bit of Scattered Straw and my background was done.
I used Ranger Black Archival ink to stamp my images, some of the reeds were second generation stamping to give a feeling of distance. I used a stamp a ma jig to place the sentiment since these were cling stamps and you cannot see through them.
I cut my panel using Simon's stitched Rectangle dies, matted it with a bit of black and mounted the whole thing on to a Stampin Up Baja Breeze card base.
I decided to off set the panel a bit and add some manly chevron natural twill ribbon to the left side to balance the sentiment on the right.
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