Tuesday, June 3, 2014

CAS Masculine Birthday

Welcome

I recently made this masculine card.  

I started with the watercolour paper that I had been experimenting with a day or so earlier.  I had started trying to 'ink' a stamp using Antique Linen Distress stain ... it did not work, so I played with some other stains (Barn Door, Crushed Marigold, and Scattered Straw)  and water, and this background is one of the results.


I then stamped the sentiment (from Kiwi Stamping) using the Kaleidacolor inkpad Cappuccino, and cut it out with an oblong die and sponged the edges with the darkest colour. 


The final detail was to die-cut the strip of hexagons, which was then sponged with Delicata gold ink before the die was removed. 


I was really pleased with the outcome of this card.

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May your day be blessed.



19 comments:

Eileen Dobson said...

Such a lovely masculine card. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Craft Cottage.

Dawn Turley said...

great masculine card Maxine. The background looks stunning.

fiona henderson said...

Very nice indeed......well done.

Fiona DT
TTPH

jimlynn said...

GREAT background and love this card - just as any guy would too. I know all that gold really shines! Fantastic card.
Lynn

Lori Gauerke said...

I love your card. Very nice back ground, you tied it all together great. Thanks for joining us at TTPH and good luck.

Lori DT

MiamiKel said...

Awesome card, Max! We were both watercoloring! Your use of color and the way they marry together is just a lovely look - fabulous work! ♥

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The background is very pleasing to the eye Maxine as is the whole card. Thank you so much for taking time to post this absolutely wonderful work of art with us at Word Art Wednesday.
Blessings,
Carole

Lesia Cook said...

Wonderful masculine card and I like how you tied it all together with the background and still kept it CAS. Gorgeous work. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Good luck in the draw.

Donna Idlet said...

Very nice masculine card. Thanks for playing along with Mema's Crafts.

Brenda Morgan said...

Such a handsome, simple card, thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous male card hun and ty for sharing with us at Mema's - good luck Judith DT x

Fran said...

I love your card Maxine and the water color technique you did is awesome. Hugs, Fran

Kristie said...

I love the background you made! Great masculine card.

Wendy Russell said...

Lovely card, so simple but so effective. Thanks for joining the fun at TTPH.xx

Wendy Russell said...

Fab card, so simple but so effective. Thanks for joining the fun at TTPH.xx

Ruza Rebel said...

Cool card. Thank you for joining our Birthday Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise x

Jacki Randolph said...

Thank you so much for joining us as we Celebrate Simply Betty Stamps 5th birthday at Love to Create Challenge!!
Hugs'
Jackie - LTC owner/designer

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous manly card, love it! Thanks for joining our Happy Birthday challenge at Love to Create! Mo xxx