I think I will be happy when Father’s Day passes. June certainly has been the month for masculine card challenges. This, however, has created an opportunity to do a deep dive in to my retired stamp set stash. Masculine sets are keepers in my world!
The color challenge over at The Color Hue (#19) this week is Blue and Brown. Lots of possibilities but blue made me think of sky and what goes in to the sky? Balloons, Birds, Tall Trees…and Airplanes! The Plane & Simple stamp set needed some ink time and stamped in brown would work just fine.
I chose the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches (#489) because I felt the images in the stamp set would fit nicely with the suggested layout.
Here is the result:
- Image Panel: (3” x 4⅜”) Basic White cardstock (¼ sheet). Using torn copy paper, Blending Brushes, Balmy Blue ink and Crumb Cake ink, the Clouds and Hills were created as a backdrop for the Plane in a progressive overlapping masking technique. The Plane was then stamped with Early Espresso ink. The panel image was then die-cut to size with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.
- Additional Shapes: The Eye Goggles and Compass images were stamped on to a scrap of Basic White cardstock with Early Espresso ink and fussy cut with Paper Snips. The Eye Goggles were colored with the Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.
- Sentiment Shape (1): (1⅛” x ½”) WOW, from the retired Honeycomb Hello stamp set was stamped on to a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock with Early Espresso ink and die-cut with the smallest label die from the retired Nested Label Dies.
- Sentiment Shape (2): (¾”) Square. Happy DAY, from the retired Banner Banter stamp set was stamped in Versamark ink on to a scrap of Early Espresso cardstock and heat-set with White Embossing Powder. The sentiment was then punched out with the retired ¾” Square Punch.
- Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Balmy Blue cardstock dry-embossed with the retired Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
I flipped the sketch 180 degrees to better suit my image and elements. Everything was adhered to a Basic White card base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) for a clean finish.
Pretty happy with how this card concept came together. I haven’t created a sky with torn paper for a long time. A fun technique to do. You should give it a try!
Thanks for spending some of your time with me today. Cheers, Jolanda!
I have made a lot of masculine cards this month and I think this is one of my favorites. It is difficult to choose because you love each one as you create it. Therefore, this is the on I select to enter into the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (#317). Let’s hope it is a winner!
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