Saturday, 9 September 2017

Masculine Card

I made this card for a few challenges: StampTV MIUM - Masculine; StampTV Kit Addicts - Fall Card; Mod Squad - Lose the Lines (color an image without lines); Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Stamp ItSimon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Stamp It.

To make the background, I used a piece of photo paper and my homemade alcohol inks. I made dots of colour on my foam applicator, spayed it with rubbing alcohol and pounced it all over the background. I did this several times until the background was covered. Once it was dry, I attached it to a white card base.

I stamped the sentiment and stitched circle frame and die cut it with a stitched circle die. The stitches line up fairly closely. I cut a brown mat, adhered these together and attached them to the background. I stamped the pumpkin image in a very light yellow and coloured it in with alcohol markers. I cut it out with the coordinating die and popped it up with some foam squares.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Give Thanks stamp set and coordinating dies
                            Dark Chocolate cardstock
                            Sweet Corn and Dark Chocolate ink
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
                          Alcohol markers: OR1, OR2, OR3, TN6, DG3
Cottage Cutz Stitched Circle Set die
Creative Memories Circle cutting system
Homemade alcohol ink
Photo paper, foam squares from my stash


  1. Great job on the background...and the whole card!

  2. Ohhhhh! I am always looking for good masculine card ideas and I really love what you've done with this one! It is simple and elegant at the same time and would be perfect for so many different recipients. Your coloring skills are top-notch and this turned out beautifully! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful creation with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  3. What a wonderful card design and I love the background you made with your homemade alcohol inks. That is so cool and perfect colors too!

  4. What a super background for you beautifully colored focal image. I love this design!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at The Mod Squad!!
    Judy~ MSC DT Challenge Host
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  5. Fabulous Autumn card Dawn! The pumpkins are so cute and the background you've created looks wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


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