Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Masculine Birthday Card

Just a quick post today, to share a card I made for another August birthday in our family, this time for a nephew.  Masculine cards are always hard for me to make, so I'm sharing it to hopefully inspire others who have the same problem.

Watercolor masculine birthday

I started with a piece of watercolor paper, and repeatedly stamped Hero Arts Silhouette Fern on it, spritzing the stamp with water after inking.   The little dragonfly was done in the same way; it's also a Hero Arts image, from their Made with Love clear set.  After everything was dry, I overstamped the Winnie & Walter sentiment, then framed my panel in green and attached it to an ivory card base.  

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11 comments:

  1. Beautiful stamping, Lin! Love this card for a guy - perfect!

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  2. Love it, Lin! Masculine cards are hard for me too - this is perfect :)

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  3. LOVE the ferns Lin and the pop of color from the solo dragonfly is perfect!

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  4. Any guy would love to receive this card, Lin! I need some W & W sentiment stamps - LOVE them.

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  5. Fabulous masculine card, Lin! Spritzing your stamp with different amounts of water gave the fern so much depth, and the sentiment is perfect for a guy!

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  6. I have had similar stamps for years but have not put them together so perfectly to create a masculine card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity.

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  7. Very beautiful card! I always love that fern stamp. Thank you for this inspiration. I am going to try that myself.

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  8. Great idea for a masculine card with out being too neutral. The greens are lovely.

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  9. Wow I love the ferns on this card :)

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  10. Gorgeous masculine card, Lin! Love you mix of images and the soft, watercolour look on the ferns and dragonfly!

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  11. Lin perfect stamping, great masculine card!

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