Monday, May 16, 2011
From time to time we need to create a masculine card. Joan sent me a set from "Our Craft Lounge" called "Fishing With Dad". I don't feel I am very good at creating cards where I need to do a lot of sponging but felt that is what this card needed. The trees and fisherman were stamped using VersaFine Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Using a stamp from Heartfelt Creations, the clouds were stamped with VersaMark Ink and clear embossed. Using sponge daubers, the different colors were sponged around the images. I used both large and small sponge daubers. The larger sponge daubers give a smoother coverage for larger areas. The detail in the clouds does not show up well in the photo but they do look very realistic.
A Penny Black stamp set I received from Joan's Gardens last year, called "Enjoy Life", was used for the bushes down on the bottom corners. The sentiment is from the JustRite "You Inspire Me" stamp set and the tag is also from JustRite called "Grommet Tags". There are three pretty tags in this set. The fish from the "Fishing With Dad" set was stamped, colored with Copic markers, cut out with scissors and attached on the tag with dimensionals.
This stamp set from Our Craft Lounge has six image stamps and six sentiments and will be perfect for some of those masculine cards you need to make.
All these products can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.