Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Wetlands Masculine Card - The Paper Players #248

Yes, Father's Day is approaching quickly, so it's time to make some special cards for that special man in your life. But even if you don't have a special man, it's always good to have masculine cards on hand. This week with The Paper Players  the theme is to make a masculine card.  I immediately thought of the stamp set "Wetlands".  I can remember breathing a sigh of relief that this stamp set was not retired when the new catalogue came out.

  • The base card is Soft Suede cardstock, layered with Whisper White.  On top of that are 2 layers of cardstock.  The top half is Whisper white which was coloured using theSoft Sky ink pad directly on the block and stamping it on the cardstock.  The bottom of this top piece was die cut with the Large Scallop edgelit die.  Using the Four Feather's stamp set, feathers were randomly stamped over it using Soft Sky ink.
If you look closely you can see the feathers that were stamped in the background.
  • The bottom piece is Soft Suede cardstock, the top of which was die cut with the same large Scallop edgelit, but the edgelit was placed so that it was upsidedown.  The image of the sea grass was stamped all over this surface using Soft Suede ink.

  • All edges were sponged with Soft Suede ink prior to them being adhered to the cardstock base.
  • The smaller image panel was coloured in the same manner.  The top part with Soft Sky ink directly on the stamping block and the bottom with Crumb Cake ink.
  • The clouds in the sky were made by adhering 3 pieces of 1 3/4" scallop punchies together and sponging the edges with Soft Sky ink in a random pattern.
  • The sand pipers were stamped with Soft Suede ink at the water line.
  • The image of the goose was stamped on a separate piece of Whisper white paper and coloured with markers.  It was then cut out and adhered to the panel with dimensionals in such a way that the goose was in front of the sandpipers. The grass was stamped separately using Old Olive ink, cut out and sponged with Soft Suede ink.  It was adhered to the bottom of the image panel beneath the goose.
  • The sentiment is from "A Dozen Thoughts", made into a banner, sponged and adhered to the card by the goose.
Supplies Used:
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  • A natural buttom, with a Black Baker's Twine bow on top was adhered to the upper right of the image panel.
  • The image panel was adhered to the card front using dimensionals.


stampwithamyk said...

Fantastic masculine card! I love the way that the background turned out, the feathers add the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players, hope to see you again soon!

Joanne James said...

What a great way to combine the stamps in the Wetlands set - I'm glad this one is staying too. Thanks for joining in with my masculine challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

laurie said...

What a great idea for a guy card..love the design and colors you chose! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

laurie said...

What a great idea for a guy card..love the design and colors you chose! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

Your attention to detail and the beautiful coloring really make this a stand-out card, Maria! Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!

Jaydee said...

Gorgeous watercoloring technique, Maria. I love the layers and how you connected them, too. Fabulous card. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

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