Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A man with a plan

This post is going to focus on the plan I made to challenge myself. I asked a few friends and family what kind of cards they would like to see more of and one of the answers I got back was that cards for guys. This seems to be a weak point for me and I wanted to make a plan to work on manly cards. So, here are some that I came up with I would really like some feed back from you the viewer what you like and what other things that would good to try too.

(This is more of a baby boy card)

Some of these are one layer wonders and some have layers and embossing. So, that was plan to for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge to work on my skills for making guy cards now I have to decide which one that I want to post for the challenge, oh man. Hope you enjoyed and please remember to leave me some feedback. Thanks

Masculine rusty truck card

Today's card has a lot of die cutting for the Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesaday Challenge and their die cutting theme. I started by doing some ink smooshing of distress ink on water color paper to create the look of an old truck that the paint had peeled off and it was starting to rust. I used Pumice stone, Iced spruce, and Rusty hinge. While that was drying die cut my wheels and tires and the window. To make the window look like glass the used a little bit of blue distress ink that was left on the blending tool. (Not really sure which one it was.) Then I added liquid glass over the top to give it shine like glass.

I  added the red balloon in the back of the truck for an element of fun.  The clouds were added with an ink blending tool, some tumbled glass distress ink and a cloud that was free handed out of some scrap paper.  Guy cards are some of the harder cards to do and I am going to challenge myself to come up with some more guy cards soon. This card is for a family friend in fact he is the person that introduced my husband to me. Him and my husband are always talking trucks so this was very fitting. I even found a sticker with a vintage V8 on it for the envelope.  Hope you enjoyed this card and the rest of your day.