Time for another birthday card. I struggle when it comes to doing masculine birthday cards, mainly because I don’t have a lot of masculine stamps. Here is what I came up with.
Inks: Scattered Straw, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean and Black Soot Distress Inks, Onyx Black Versafine, Black StazOn
Cardstock: White, Dark Blue, Black
Stamps: Darkroom Door Wilderness Volume 2 and Full Bloom Collection
Other: Double sided tape
I stamped the image from the Wilderness set with Black StazOn, and then sponged with the distress inks. I usually sponge the edges with a darker colour, but for something different, I dragged each edge along the Black StazOn inkpad to frame the image, this doesn’t show up in the photos very well. I matted the image on black then blue card stock, then mounted it on the card base.
As my friend Linda will vouch for, I don’t normally distress the edges, but this just called out for some distressing.
I stamped the sentiment from the Full Bloom Collection with Onyx Black Versafine and sponged with Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean Distress Inks, and edged with Black Soot Distress Ink. I then matted the sentiment onto black then blue cardstock, distressed the edges of the blue mat, and mounted it on the card.
When I was scoring the card base, I must not have been paying attention, as I scored it 1 inch away from the centre. I decided not to waste it, and scored 1 inch in from each edge to make a frame, and sponged the scored lines lightly with Salty Ocean Distress Ink to emphasize the frame. It wasn’t my original plan for the card, but it made it a bit different.
Bye for now,