Wednesday, January 22, 2020

WWC255 - Marsha's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Masculine Twis

Hello and welcome!  This week, at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge, we are creating cards  for the men in our lives.  Marsha is our talented hostess.  I made this card for a male friend that turns the BIG 60.
Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes stamp set.
This card is all about the background and sentiment.  I used Hero Arts Bold Tribal Print background stamp and Catherine Pooler's Blue Suede shoes to stamp the background.  After cleaning off the stamp, I restamped with the background stamp using clear embossing powder and then heat set.  This created a lovely shiny blue pattern.  After the background cooled, I ink blended Twisted Citron onto the card base using blending brushes.  This filled in all the white areas.

On Fog grey cardstock, I stamped the sentiments (SSS Big Birthday Wishes) and then die cut.  I adhered the sentiments with craft foam for some nice dimension.

I think the end result is a bold masculine card with nice shine and texture.

I am entering this card in:  
Allsorts Challenge #555 - More than a single word.  I wanted the emphasis on the words so I used two sentiments for this card.  

Always Fun Challenges The challenge this week is use your favorite stamp so I used my favorite background stamp.  Masculine cards are always a bit harder for me and I find this bold background stamp works well for a lot of cards for the men in my life.  

Shopping Our Stash - Winter Blues  Lots of blue on this card.  I just received Catherine Pooler's Blue Suede Shoes ink and wanted to try it out.  

Sisterhood of Crafters "New" Challenge I just received Catherine Pooler's Blue Suede shoes ink and wanted to give it a try on a card.  

Update:  I was so pleased to discover that this card was a "winner" in the Always Fun Challenge. 

I am so pleased that you stopped by!
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  1. You have created a really striking card with great use of colour, many thanks for joining in with our 'More than a Word' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. Hi Karen. This is beautiful, I love your design and gorgeous colours you used. Many thanks for joining us in our current challenge of NEWLY ACQUIRED STASH at The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge..good luck with your lovely entry.
    [aNNie design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges

  3. WOW I adore that background!!
    Thanks for beating the winter blues with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!

  4. WOW this is an AWESOME masculine card Karen! LOVE the bold colors! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  5. What a fabulous and bold background and I love it. Great technique and such a wow effect x.

  6. Gorgeous colours and fab background. Lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  7. Great creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. It's a perfect masculine card, Karen! It's never easy for me either! I can image the great shine after your clear heat embossing. Love the colour combination which really makes the pattern 'pop'! :)

  9. Perfect for our Challenge! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

  10. Beautifully created card and awesome design! Thank you for joining our challenge at double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}


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