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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #148: You're the Man, with an option of Anything Goes...

Today is the first day of a new challenge on the Let's Craft and Create blog, and I hope you'll participate. It's the perfect challenge for me, because I struggle to make masculine cards. I had to go searching on Pinterest and other areas of the internet to get some ideas that I could put together in a card. Here's what I came up with:

I searched and searched numerous clip art sites where I could find a tree that would work and a little flock of birds. I also searched for some Father's Day greetings, and found one that I could change a bit to read what you see on the card.

Once I had found all my elements, I put them together in a word document and printed them out on white cardstock.

After cutting my printed elements into A2-sized mats, I used some masking paper to mask off a square that included most of my tree top and birds.

Then came the fun part--blending some distress inks using a few blending brushes (love those tools!). I used Mustard Seed, Broken China and Dusty Concord distress inks.

When I was all done inking, I used a stitched square die that was a little smaller than my inked square and cut it out. That square was then popped up on a piece of foam and adhered back into place to give my focal point a little dimension.

Here's a look at the second card I made which is just the same except for the black card base and  black enamel dots.

I can't decide which one I like best--the yellow card base or the black.

My card interiors were also printed with the computer at the same time that I printed the card fronts. I am able to get two front panels and two interior panels for an A2 card on one piece of 8 1/2" X 11" cardstock.

So now it's your turn, and I'm excited about all the inspiration I'm going to see in your entries! Any help I can get in making masculine cards is soooo appreciated.

Hop on over to Let's Craft and Create and see what the rest of the Design Team has made to spark some ideas. Also be sure to check out the prize that is being offered this month.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

These are both wonderful cards. I love the colors and shading. Both yellow and black card bases work well. Here is how I see them: The yellow makes the image pop out and bright, the black seems to make the image recede and is more calm.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Cheryl, the card turned out beautifully! I made one similar a while back. You used a great selection of colors for distressing. Very pretty!

Lynette said...

What cool cards, Cheryl! You put together a great arrangement, and your ink blending is great. I'm excited for my brushes to get here:)

Lynne in NI said...

Oh woweee Cheryl, I absolutely LOVE this! The images you cut are fab and your blended background is so beautiful!

Patti J said...

Very pretty! Love the layout, and those colors just pop! Great sentiment, too!

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - I think I like the black best but the yellow is very nice as well. I "want" some of the blending brushes - I just might have to take my "stash" money and get a set. Very pretty colors on the background and the sentiment is very nice.