Friday, February 24, 2012

Something for dad

Sometimes it is nice to CASE oneself.  Today's card is a masculine version of the card I posted yesterday.  It uses DSP instead of fabric and is decidedly more manly...

Masculine card for Father's Day featuring the tried-and-true Lovely as a Tree stamp set as well as leaves from French Foliage and sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes
I don't know what it is about the Lovely as a Tree set...but it is one that I seem to gravitate to whenever I have to do a masculine card. Its not like I don't have other masculine sets but there is something about the images in that particular set that I really love.  I hope it never retires!
For this card I used DSP from two different packs:  Petals and Paisley and Well Worn.  I distressed the DSP and inked the edges with soft suede ink and then adhered them to an always artichoke card base that I embossed with my houndstooth embossing folder.  I stamped the image on very vanilla cardstock using soft suede ink and then sponged on always artichoke and marina mist ink for the grass and sky using my daubers.  Such a quick and easy way to add colour!  I again distressed the edges and then sponged them lightly with soft suede.  I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of very vanilla, punched it out with my decorative label punch and then adhered it along the bottom left edge of the focal image.  I wrapped a piece of linen thread around the stamped layer and then adhered it to the card base using dimensionals.  The final touch was two leaves from the French Foliage set that I stamped in bravo burgundy (I think that's the first time I've used that ink pad!!) and always artichoke and then fussy cut out.  I adhered them to the back of an always artichoke button that I had threaded with more linen thread and then stuck the whole thing to my card. 
I had originally intended for this card to be part of my Card Buffet line-up, but after putting it all together, decided it was a wee bit too involved for that particular event.  It may just end up in another class though!
Speaking of my card buffet, check out the samples under the Events tab at the top of the page to see the six designs available at that event.  In the meantime, have a great weekend...and happy stampin'!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely as a tree is one of my all-time favourite sets ... masculine card or otherwise! It's also the first stamp set I ever purchased ... it's well loved! I also like the little touches of leaves from French Foliage!
    TFS!

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