Friday, 20 March 2009

Masculine card problems solved

Do you struggle to make masculine cards? This stamp set could be just what you’re looking for. It’s called For Father, although there are no references to fathers in it. This is one of the three images, which are lovely to colour in. I stamped it in Basic Gray, which is a permanent ink and looks a little softer than Basic Black, giving the image a pencil-drawn appearance.

To colour the image, I used Watercolour Wonder™ crayons and blender pens. I used the More Mustard crayon on the dog, with a combination of Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip on the boots. Then I cheated and opened my Rich Regals box, too, to add a shadow of Bordering Blue around the edge of the image to give it some depth.

The background is stamped with En Francais, a beautiful French script stamp – but you do have to take care not to stamp it upside-down.  The other stamp set I’ve used on this card is Circle of Friendship, which fits perfectly in the 1” circle punch; the centre fits perfectly in the ½” circle punch. 

Stamps: For Father, Circle of Friendship, En Francais
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Confetti White
Paper: Patterns Designer Series Paper - Chocolate Chip
Ink: Basic Gray, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Watercolour Wonder™ crayons – Rich Regals and Earth Elements, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - More Mustard, 1” circle punch, ½” circle punch, crafters’ toolkit

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  1. Great color combo! I love to use this set for masculine cards, too.

  2. I love these colors! You can never go wrong with chocolate!

  3. Love this set. Wish I would have gotten it when I had the chance. Your card is perfect!

  4. This turned out beautiful, love the coloring, they should have warning labels on stamps, "this side up" :).You can tell I have stamped a few upside down.

  5. This is did a great job on this! tfs!!!

  6. Very nice. That set is great for masculine cards. You did a great job. I like the Grey you stamped the image in, you're right, it gives it a great look. CC

  7. OOhh - so glad you posted this! I have just ordered my first set of watercolor wonder crayons and am not sure how to use them. You have got a great effect - I will be having a play when they arrive next week. :)

  8. Lovely card. I wish I had gotten that set!


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