As I was trolling through blogland this morning I found out there was a scramble over at the Hero Arts group page on Flickr. So I hopped over and found the scramble was for 24 hours, and participants could pick any 90 minute period to make their cards.
Karen's theme was: Make it Masculine, Decorate the Envelope, and Any size other than A2. Of course Hero Arts Products should be the focus of the card as well.
Masculine cards, can be quick or horrifyingly difficult. I went with quick after all it was a scramble. So in 64 minutes this is what I came up with.
I went for a square card, so I inked up the Hero Arts Hexagon background with HA Navy ink and laid paper to stamp, I covered it with copy paper and rubbed it all about to get good ink transfer. My card panel was A2 sized but I cut it down to 4x5 inches. Next I took a 5.5 by 8.5 inch card base and trimmed it to be 5 x 8.5 with a score line at 3.5 inches from an end to make a top folding card base. I overlapped my stamped piece on to the 3.5 inch side so that it overlapped quite a bit and left a 1 inch border at the top of the card that was white. Next I inked up some paper, white heat embossed the birthday greeting and cut it to look like a tab and added it to the card front. No embellishments...its a guy card...but I do have some navy sequins which might be added later...still thinking about it.
Now for the envelope....I made my own and stamped the hexagons on it to cover the back flap and about an inch or so down the envelope front. The edge ended abruptly on the stamp, so I added a 1/4 inch line with a B99 copic marker. I am happy with the set and it's great to have a guy card in the stash. I make make a few more of these in A2 size in green and gray.
Hero Arts scrambles can be found in the Hero Arts Discussion Group on flickr.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Absolutely wonderful, Cat! Love that stamp & it's perfect for a guy card! You keep giving me inspiration--now to actually use it!
Great card and envelope Cat! LOVE those hexagons and the blue and white combo! Have a really lovely week! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Green and gray? Yes, please! Though this navy is classically cool, Cat! So very cool... xx
I love how crisp these look! And the custom envelope is perfect!
Cool and crisp and so deliciously masculine, Cat ... fabulous cards! Hugs, Anita :)
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