Thursday, May 28, 2009

Another Masculine Card

Hello again:

Well I really got my fingers inky, so inky I had to fix my card with some extra punched out branches. I was really trying to keep it all SU but I knew the Martha Stewart branch punch would work beautifully to fix my problem. You see, I put my card down on my work surface without thinking and got some black marks right beside the moon. I did not want to waste the card so I just applied the branches and carried them across the top. There is still a little black mark but I can live with that one.

This is my second masculine card, I do not have alot of stamps that work well for men but these two cards the one from yesterday and today work very well.

My card base is Night of Navy, the next layer was Kraft stamped with the Canvas background stamp in Chocolate Chip. Sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip as well.

The image is from Nature Silhouettes I stamped it three times covering up the first stamp completely with paper (called masking) only leaving a opening for the bottom portion of the stamp to stamp onto my white card stock. Then I stamped the deer making sure his feet were in the grassy area. I stamped a second deer, cut it out and added a 1 1/4 " circle to it. I find that sometimes when I am using a sponge to color the background it takes some of the black ink away with it so I thought I would try covering the deer and it did seem to help. I know that alot of the demo's would you heat embossing to avoid that but I did not want to use that.

I layered the image piece on Baja Breeze and then layered it on the Blue Bayou which I used the ticket corner punch on, it kind of gives it a three dimensional look I think. Thanks for stopping by.


Stamps: Nature Silhouettes, Canvas Background

Ink: Pacific Point, Black, Chocolate Chip

Paper: Night of Navy, Kraft, Baja Breeze, White

Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch


Kelly said...

Once again, you've shown me how much more I can learn. Thanks for sharing these.

Susan Timmerman said...

VERY nice Peggy! I think the addition of the punch is wonderful! Who would have known there was a smudge under there if you hadn't told us!!!