Happy Monday and new week my friends.
New challenge is up for the fortnight at Crafter’s Café Challenge blog and the theme is MALE with our sponsor is Beccy’s Place. For this theme, I actually chose a design from a feminine themed stamp set; which just goes to show you, how versatile the designs are at Beccy’s Place. Do head on over to check out her collections.
The stamp set that I chose is Girls’ Night digital stamps, which also comes in a rubber stamp and die cuts (sold separately). This card design idea had been swirling in my mind since sometime. Normally, we as card makers, have a difficult time when we try to make cards with a masculine theme in mind. The one thing I discovered is that, if you include a brown/twine color cardstock, that really helps with tying all the elements together. That is what I have used here.
Here are the steps for the card:
- I started of with a watercolor paper from Brustro cold pressed paper, cut in A2 size.
- I stamped the lemon branch from Catherine Pooler’s stamp set “Zest Bouquet” in Versafine black onyx, using my Misti stamping tool and heat set with my Wagner heat gun (as I wanted to watercolor the image).
- The twine color cardstock is actually from an envelope that I received (it was very sturdy and knew I’d use it somewhere) and die cut it using a border die from Pinkfresh Studio.
- The next step requires using a Misti (highly recommended to avoid any issues). I placed the rubber stamp in such a way, so that it seems like a continuation on the stamped images transitioning from the white cardstock to the twine colored cardstock.
- Before gluing it down, I used a very roughly painted technique of picking up paint and applying it over the lemons on the branches, greens for the leaves and yellow for the middle portions of the flower. I looked up the tree online, and the flowers on these branches are mostly white, so I left them as is. I heat set these and painted them again, to give a more dimensional look (I know most of it was going to be covered, but still wanted to make sure it looked neat.
- Keeping all of this to the side to dry, I printed the image and started water coloring the drink. I had to use some illustrated images as reference point to get an accurate look. I used a combination of distress inks and water color paints to create the image. For the rim I also used Sage Liquid Pearl to give a dimensional look.
- I smooshed the sentiment that I die cut with the paint left on my working mat to give that effect over the sentiment; also from the same stamp set.
- Now the assembly. I started with the base that I glued over an A2 size folded notecard; i.e. the watercolor Brustro paper. Next I added a foam sheet under the twine colored cardstock to give it some dimension and adhered it keeping the continuation of the image in line. Lastly, I fussy cut the drink image and glued it along with the sentiment.
Are there any tips for making Male themed cards? Do share below.
- https://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/ – November #47 Anything Goes
- http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/ – C#169
- https://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/ – Challenge 188 Anything Goes
- http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/ – Anything Goes
- http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2021/10/challenge-65-mannenkaart.html – 65 Men’s Card
- http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/ – Anything Goes
Thank you for being here and reading through the steps.