Hi there. No spring card today. I’m sharing a masculine birthday card instead. I was also able to check off a stamp set and a die from my continually growing NBUS list. 😉
The NBUS images were stamped with Intense Black ink on X-press It paper and coloured with Copics. The images and the upper portion were masked off and Pacific Point dye ink was blended through a Large Grid stencil with a Clarity brush.
The NBUS Wish was die cut from black cardstock. To make it stand out, it was mounted onto a scrap of white cardstock and fussy cut to give it a white border. The other part of the sentiment was white heat embossed on a black strip.
The paper was trimmed to 5.5″x 3.75″, mounted onto an A2 Pacific Point cardstock piece and then die cut with a Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle for a continuous look. A white gel pen was used to add dot details to the dragon. The sentiments were adhered and glossy accents was added to the Wish diecut to finish.
Okay, since I am playing in Darnell’s challenge, I have to report my teeny little boo-boo as indicated by the oval in the photo below.
Initially, I masked the area on a slant thinking it would look neat, but it looked funny. So to save all the work I’ve done so far, I re-masked the area going straight across and covered as best I could with the large Wish diecut. And I think it worked! 😂
Hello there. Today I have another masculine birthday card for the same nephew I mentioned in my last post. My mom needed a card for him so she asked me to make her one. No problem since I had something in mind using some new products I just bought from MFT.
Next I cut a piece of vellum to create the light beam coming from the spaceship. I heat embossed the greeting with white embossing powder on the vellum, then colored the backside with Copics. I then die cut an oval shadow from white cardstock for the alien to stand on and colored it with Copics as well. Using a circle die, I die cut from dark grey cardstock to create the planet.
I was going to create a colorful Galaxy background, but thought it would look too busy and distracting. Instead, I just added some splatters to an A2 piece of black cardstock with white shimmer paint. I adhered the panel to a white card base, and gave the alien Googley eyes to finish.
Hello and Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there. I am still trying to catch up on my list of birthday cards, so today I have a one layer masculine birthday card that I made for my nephew. I think he will get a kick out of this.
Hello there. I am needing a Father’s Day card, so my card today is an easy masculine card.
To create the water, I made a couple of edge masks from acetate using snow drifts dies. I masked the bottom 1″ off with temporary adhesive tape. Then using the acetate masks, I created sections of water to sponge in different colors of blue distress inks.
The sun is a circle die-cut from watercolor paper then watercolored with distress inks. The sailboat and seagulls were die cut 3 times from white cardstock using the Out To Sea die. I just used my scissors to cut out the images that I wanted from the die. I stacked the 3 sailboats together for dimension, and left the seagulls as a single layer. The greeting is stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed in white on a strip of black cardstock.
I added white fun foam to the panel before mounting it on a top folding white card base. I stamped Happy Father’s Day on the inside to complete my card.
I am needing at least half a dozen birthday cards in the weeks to come, so it’s no surprise that I have another birthday card today. This time it is a masculine birthday card.
I usually keep masculine cards pretty minimal, and yet these cards can be difficult to do. Go figure. However, this card was simple to do. I applied distress inks on the upper portion of a white piece of cardstock. Of course I chose masculine colors. I made sure the inks were dry before stamping the Fireworks with VersaMark ink. Next I covered it with clear embossing powder and heat set it.
Using the emboss resist technique, I applied black ink to the entire white piece. Once done, I took a tissue and removed the excess ink from the embossed images. I heat embossed the sentiment with Sparkly Gold embossing powder. I wanted this black panel to really pop, so I used the same sparkly embossing powder to heat emboss the edges of a slightly larger piece of white cardstock. I layered them together and adhered it all to a split black/white card base.