Our son's birthday was a couple weeks ago. This is the card I made to send to him. Since he will be going on a fishing/camping trip in a couple months, I thought this image was truly appropriate. After stamping the image with black Stazon ink onto watercolor paper, I used Distress markers and inks to water color the image. Distress inks were also used to ink the edges of the die cuts and papers. I've never tried this technique before and really had fun with it. I think kraft paper is such an easy way to start a masculine card - especially one with an outdoorsy theme. I started with a kraft card base for my A2 card and layered up from there. I used a sketch from The Kraft Journal for the card design.
The matted image was popped up over the layered background.
I included interior decorating on both sides.
I love this definition stamp. It's so perfect to use in cards for special people - and is definitely true of our son. The image and mats were cut with Labels Four and Labels Four Small. The top and bottom were trimmed to make them mimic the brackets in the stamped image. A great way to extend the use of your die cuts is to trim them to other shapes. I'll be using this technique again.
Sketch: The Kraft Journal Challenge 160
Cardstock: Recollections, Royal & Langnickel Watercolor Paper
Patterned Paper: MME
Stamps: Flourishes (In Nature), Stampendous (Birthday Wish)
Ink: Stazon (Jet Black), Distress Inks (Bundled Sage, Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Vintage photo, Walnut Stain, Crushed Olive, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Barn Door)
Tools/Embellishments: Distress Markers (Shabby Shutters, Frayed Burlap, Weathered Wood), Spellbinders dies (Standard Circles Large & Small, Labels Four, Labels Four Small), Staedtler Tri-plus fine tip marker (brown)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
The Kraft Journal Challenge #165 - Inside & Out
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tues Challenge #29 - Use Patterned Paper
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Birthday
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #315 - All Boy (any masculine card)
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #188 - Color a stamped image
Chocolate, Coffee Cards Challenge #62 - Stripes
Just B Creative Crazy - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Challenges #7 - Masculine
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