Friday, August 3, 2018

Getting Better with Age

Hello! Happy Friday! Seems August has arrived and I find myself needing lots of birthday cards this month. And I need several masculine cards so I thought I'd get started on those first.

This was a fun card. For the background paper I used a stencil and two different colors of distress oxide ink: peacock feathers and salty ocean. The stencil I used was MFT Chunky Herringbone. I first used Peacock feathers and inked the card stock using heavy ink toward the top and lighter ink toward the bottom for a gradient look. Then I turned the stencil and used Salty Ocean to get some overlap areas and a neat pattern on the card stock, again using heavy ink toward the top and lighter ink toward the bottom. I cut the panel down a bit and then added the sentiment. The sentiment is from MFT All About You stamp set, I double heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then die cut with MFT Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips. The large "You" is die cut from MFT You Trio and then mounted on blue fun foam cut from the same die. I toyed with adding some sequinsto the card but decided not to since I am sending it to a guy.
I am entering these challenges:

I have another busy weekend. The twins will be back on Sunday and we have friends coming for dinner tomorrow evening. Have to get busy, busy, busy cooking and cleaning. Hope your weekends is more relaxing! Take care!




Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Donna, I like this card... simple and fun!

Heather said...

So fun, and great dimension! I think he'll love it! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Krafty Kaylin said...

great card. thanks for joining us at TSOT!

Linby said...

A great designs that really pops.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Male Room 5th birthday challenge.
Linby x

Stef H said...

this is fabulous! my stenciling never looks that great! good job!

i hear ya... which is why i'm really glad i live far enough away to NOT have to babysit liam. he's a handful!

have a great week!

hugs :)

Debi said...

Nice guy card. Great stenciling. Thanks for joining the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Debi DT TT said...

Great colors and design for guy card. Thanks for joining us at TSOT.

Mandy said...

Fabulous CAS masculine card Donna! Your stenciled background looks wonderful.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Donna Scholz said...

What a fun card, Donna! Your "peacock" pattern using the stencil with gradient inking is very clever! Of course using the fun foam for adding dimension to your sentiment is the perfect technique for this week's Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!!! -Donna (from Indiana, and now Idaho)

Deborah Frings said...

I do like the pattern you created with the stencils! Great colours too. And such a lovely sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with our Birthday challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

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