Monday, September 15, 2008

Masculine Birthday

I actually enjoy doing masculine cards. It's a nice change of pace from the normal frilly dilly stuff we usually do. This one is the one I made for my dad's birthday. You have already seen the one I did for my brother to use, this is MINE: This one I did using a tip I saw on someone else's blog (please forgive me, I've forgotten who it was already or I'd link to it here. If you are that person, please contact me and I'll edit this post!), by stamping the tree in one color, then using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to add another layer with a different color of splotches, and then a third and fourth layer of colors. This tree is seriously multi-layered! I finished it up by stamping in Versamark and then giving it a layer of clear EP over it for shine (which you can't see in this photo). The word stamp is stamped in Chocolate Chip craft ink and then clear embossed as well. It's much classier in person. Here's the deets:

Sets: Canvas, Lovely As a Tree, It's Your Birthday
Colors: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust, Old Olive
Other: clear embossing powder (EP), distressing tool, more mustard eyelet, wide twill tape, hemp twine, dimensionals

14 comments:

Erika H. said...

WOW! This is so rich and GORGEOUS! I love the colors and the sponging. That is genius that you used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to add more layers to the tree...and then the clear EP over is is fabulous. Do you mind if I CASE this...I LOVE it.

Tracy said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I would have never thought to use the colors that way- until now! Thanks for sharing!!

Stephanie said...

awesome card!

Jen said...

Nice card! Good masculine one for sure.

Tonya said...

Beautiful!!! Lovely as a tree set is wonderful, isn't it! =)

Great card Gina!

specialcraftmom4 said...

This card is so beautiful! Great job (:

specialcraftmom4 said...

This card is so beautiful! Great job (:

Dragana Skoro said...

I love this card! Such beautiful colours! Great job. Thanks for visiting me.

Jen said...

Awesome card! I need to create more masculine cards...thanks for the inspiration.

Tracy said...

WOW! I love the colors and the layers on the tree! Perfect!

Lorraine said...

this is beautiful! love that canvas bg. it's perfect with this image! great job! tfs

Deborah said...

Great card for your Dad! Love it! Fav color combo right now! Deb

Lynn said...

This is an awesome mans card! I love the twill, twine and torn edges, with these colors, it all looks so masculine!
I'm sure your dad will love it!

Traci G said...

this is a beautiful card!! I have this set, but don't use it often enough. Thanks for the inspiration!