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Thursday, 22 October 2015

Thankful for you

It's fun when a challenge asks for a masculine card.  I don't make a whole lot of cards that are purely masculine so I have to sit back and give some careful thought to making this type of card.  Since the card is for the "Less is More" challenge, I knew I would be keeping it as simple as possible, but with a certain flare.  I decided on the direction of my card when I also chose to enter the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge which, this week, is all about making your mark (using markers and colours).

I used a base of Naturals White cardstock followed by a layer of Garden Green and then a layer of Whisper White which I first stamped and coloured before completing the card.  I used the old tractor image from the Harvest Blessings stamp set and the greeting from the Good Greetings set.

After stamping my image using Memento Black ink, I randomly coloured areas of the tractor using my Garden Green Stampin' Marker.  Then I randomly added colour to the grass using my Delightful Dijon Stampin' Marker.  After that I used my Aqua Painter to add a wash of Garden Green to parts of the tractor and a wash of Sahara Sand to others.

Finally I used a mask to add a "frame" around the image using a sponge and my Sahara Sand ink.  My sentiment is stamped using the Memento Black ink.


I kept it simple, but sometimes that really makes the biggest impact.

16 comments:

  1. This is a great masculine card, Heidi. Your coloring is wonderful and I love that you added the masked inking around it. I'm so glad you shared this at ATSM this week.

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    1. Thanks so much, Bobby. It looked too stark without that added masked sponging and I didn't want to simply sponge around the perimeter of the card.

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  2. A perfect image and fabulous take on our masculine challenge.
    Superb stamping and thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah, for those kind comments.

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  3. Great guy card, Heidi. Love the tractor image and what a great idea to ink inside a masked frame, adds great detail.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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    1. Thanks, Anita. I've been de-cluttering and, as a result, have re-discovered all sorts of wonderful stamp sets. Some I'm selling but others, like this tractor set, are staying on my shelves.

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  4. Sorry I'm a bit late visiting, but Granny duties took up some of my commenting time!
    This is terrific, what a great bit of stamping and colouring!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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    1. Thanks, Chrissie. Granny duties are the best part of the day, aren't they?

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  5. What a fab card for a chap Heidi, terrific tractor!
    Thank you for joining us
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  6. Well, this couldn't be a more perfect masculine card and living in New Zealand I can think of many farmers that would love this one! Fabulous image and colouring, so very glad you shared it with us at ATSM this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Shona. What a lovely thing to say.

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