Welcome to this month's 'Manly May' Blog Hop! With Father's Day coming up next month, you are going to get lots of ideas for masculine cards which will be great for not only Father's Day cards, but also ideas that will inspire birthday cards too!
I don't know about you, but doing masculine cards doesn't come easy. I love flowers, pretty embellishments and bright colours- which obviously don't work for the guys in our lives. At least, they probably wouldn't appreciate the card so much 🙂
So, here is what I came up with:
I started with an Old Olive card base, and stamped the Gorgeous Grunge splatters in Whisper White, and left that to dry. Then I cut a mat layer of Chocolate Chip about 3 1/2"x 4 3/4"" and a Whisper White layer about 3 1/8" x 4 1/2".
For the stamping on the Whisper White layer, I used the Tuxedo Black to stamp the lumberjack so that I could colour him in with markers using my alcohol and marker watercolour technique (I use alcohol instead of water with the Aqua Painters- I just find the cardstock doesn't 'pill') so that the colours wouldn't be too dark. For the trees and the sentiment, I used markers to ink the stamps. For the trees I used a combination of Old Olive and Always Artichoke to get a variation of green in the trees. For the sentiment, the stamp is actually ' It's Your Birthday', so I used the markers to ink up only the words I wanted and made the words different colours too.
The finishing touch was added by stamping the sentiment on the 7/8" Cotton Ribbon and adding the hearts to the sentiments in Real Red. I stapled the ribbon to the layer using the Handheld Stapler and adhered the layers to the card base.
I think this card can be used for Father's Day or a Birthday! I hope you like it!
Here is a list of the supplies I used to create this project:
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