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.