Thursday, January 8, 2015

Masculine Birthday Card

 Designing masculine cards is always hard for me.  Today I have a birthday card to show you that I designed for my son.  When he has free time, he loves to get out in nature, so thought this card would appeal to him.  The overall card size is 6" x 6".  The two main items I wanted to use for this card are the Impression Obsession Tree Frame Die (IOB DIE 205YY) and the Penny Black Winter Sky Stamp (4204L).

 I started by using VersaMark Ink to stamp this Penny Black design onto a piece of white card stock.  It was embossed with Ranger's Ultra Fine Black Embossing Powder.  Next I used a 1" circle punch to create a stencil to sponge in the moon with Distress Inks.  I used a small sponge dauber and light yellow ink to create moon light down over the stamped image.  (I was trying to create a night scene but in the photo it looks more like a daytime scene!!)

Along the middle of the stamp image, I placed a piece of card stock, that was cut to resemble a snow bank, across the image and sponged on blue ink.  The round circle I punched out was placed over the sponged on "moon", for a mask, so I could sponge Stormy Sky Distress Ink and a Weathered Wood ink around it.  I used a stamp to create falling snow.  The "dots" were stamped using VersaMark Ink and embossed with Ultra Fine White Embossing Powder.  Be sure to use the anti-static pad over your picture so the embossing powder doesn't stick to some of the sponged on blue ink.  Some glitter was added along the top of the snow bank to help make it stand out.

Next I die cut the Impression Obsession Tree Frame.  Post It Notes were placed around the edge of the frame and the tree was sponged with brown Distress Inks.  I used a pencil to draw in some lines to resemble bark.  Next I used the Ivy Hollow ScrapFusion Needle Point bottle of glue to add some dots of glue on the tree branches and added Polar White Flower Soft to make the tree very dimensional.  The Flower Soft was also added along the very bottom of the frame.  Two of the Memory Box Resting Birds (98527) were added to the die cut tree branches.   

To make the card very dimensional, I added dimensional tape along the outside edge of the frame and some dimensional tape under the wider trunk and branches before attaching it over the stamped image.  The stamped image was trimmed to fit perfectly under the die cut frame.  

For the background on the 6x6 inch card, I embossed a piece of Navy Blue card stock with the Die'sire Embossalicious Happy Birthday Embossing Folder (EF6-Happy).  This piece was layered over light gray card stock.  The Dee's Distinctively "Deer 1" die was die cut using dark brown card stock and attached with a double layer of dimensional tape.

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Janie Printz said...

Wonderful card Selma. So much detail & always appreciate that you give step by step instructions.. Masculine cards are tough but you've nailed this one & your son is sure to love it.

Eva van Buuren said...

Oooooh Selma, what a GORGEOUS card!!
I am totaly in LOVE with :-)
Thank you very much for your very good and detailed explanation how you made it!! You make me very happy with!
Now I need to find out where here I can buy the stamp and the embossing folder. But, the correct name and number helps. Thanks!
I'm sure, your son will love this card.
Hugs, Eva.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Selma, These are both fabulous masculine cards. You did a wonderful job on them. There is a nice simplicity that works so well here!

Dianna said...

Wow, I never knew a masculine card could be so gorgeous. Great job Selma. I'm sure your son will enjoy this card.

Unknown said...

I'm always looking for ideas for guy projects. This is such a nice card! Thanks for posting today!

CraftinGranny said...

What an awesome design and layout Selma. Truly a gorgeous and detailed work of art. Sure wish I had your talent with flowers, etc.

Have a fantastic 2015.
Love & Hugs, Carol

Carol said...

Two gorgeous cards for a male Selma, love them. Carol x


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