Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Creating masculine cards are sometimes difficult. Today I used the Joset Designs Ice Skates and Winter Sweater dies to create a masculine card. The A Way With Words "Winter" die cut is from the 4-Seasons die set.
The skates were die cut using black card stock instead of white, which is more traditional for women. Thin tan twine was used to lace the boots. To lace, start at the top and skip every other hole then go back up and thread through the other holes. Add the bow from the Ice Skates die set.
The sweater was die cut using Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the front. Using a craft knife, stripes were cut across the sleeves. The covering was pulled off and Turquoise Silk Microfine Glitter sprinkled on. The cuffs were die cut with the Adhesive and Turquoise Glitter added. The glitter was well polished with my fingers then the area cleaned up. Cool Diamond Microfine Glitter was added to the rest of the sweater. To make the sweater masculine, I used the Anchor from the Joset Designs Lighthouse die set. It was also glittered.
Here is a picture of the same card without the Winter Sweater. I'm not sure which one I like the best!
For the background, I used a piece of the Els van de Burgt Stone Through the Lens design paper. The new Els van de Burgt Chevron Background die was used to frame the die cut Skates. It was die cut using Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top of card stock, then sprinkled with Cool Diamond Silk Microsoft Glitter. Two different pieces of card stock from my stash was used behind the die cut design.
Assemble the card as shown leaving room for the A Way With Words Winter die cut at the top. Snowflake and Line Silver Peel Off Stickers were added to complete the card.
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