All Smiles?

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.

Masculine Birthday Card created with FMS241, CASology Week 202 Masculine, GSD Share Your Design and Time Out #59 Masculine with optional Twist of Mixed Media.

This puppy image makes me smile.  I stamped him onto white cardstock using Intense Black ink.  I stamped him again onto masking tape then cut him out to create a mask.  I masked him then masked the upper portion so I can create the brick wall beneath him. I used a brick stencil and blending tool to add Cherry Cobbler and Tip Top Taupe inks over top.

Masculine Birthday Card created with FMS241, CASology Week 202 Masculine, GSD Share Your Design and Time Out #59 Masculine with optional Twist of Mixed Media.

I colored him with Copics.  I wanted to give him texture so this was my first time attempting to do that with the Colorless Blender.  I need practice that’s for sure.

Masculine Birthday Card created with FMS241, CASology Week 202 Masculine, GSD Share Your Design and Time Out #59 Masculine with optional Twist of Mixed Media.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark on black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  To finish, I mounted the panel onto a top folding Kraft card base.

 

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches 241
CASology Week 202 – Masculine
Gerda Steiner Designs Challenge – 22nd Share Your Design
Time Out Challenge 59 – Masculine with Optional Mixed Media

 

 

 

Sailing in the Blue

Hello there.  I am needing a Father’s Day card, so my card today is an easy masculine card.

Sailing Father's Day card created for challenges Cutsin Call, CAS June Mix Up, CAS with optional twist blue, Fusion Something Blue, Cards in Envy No Girls Allowed

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.

Sailing Father's Day card created for challenges Cutsin Call, CAS June Mix Up, CAS with optional twist blue, Fusion Something Blue, Cards in Envy No Girls Allowed

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.

Sailing Father's Day card created for challenges Cutsin Call, CAS June Mix Up, CAS with optional twist blue, Fusion Something Blue, Cards in Envy No Girls Allowed

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.

 

 

Challenges:

Stamplorations – Anything CAS Goes Optional Color Twist: Blue
Curtain Call – Inspiration Challenge: Sail On
CAS Mix Up Challenge – Stamping + Die-cut + your choice
Fusion Challenge – Something Blue Sketch
Cards in Envy – No Girls Allowed

 

 

 

Fireworks

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.

Less is More 277, CFC-148, 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.

Less is More 277, CFC-148, masculine birthday card

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.

Less is More 277, CFC-148, masculine birthday card

 

Challenges:

Less Is More – Week 277 Something That Pops or Bangs
CAS-ual Fridays – CFC148 Birthday Boy