I don’t know about you but I tend to forget about making masculine cards. Thank goodness for Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous sets that are designed around men and nature. The set In the Meadow, featured in the current Occasions Catalogue is perfect for men!
I found a card on Pinterest that really pulled the various images in the set together so well. I must admit I CASE’d the card imagery and have to give a shout out to Stephanie Fischer who created the original.
Sorry for the imperfect photography on this! I used a few techniques to create the card. First was masking: I stamped the deer first, created a mask and then stamped one set of mountains, masked them and then stamped them again. I did have a little oops with this particular card. I double stamped the trees as the image didn’t show up well. When I stamped the second time, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for perfect positioning, I forgot to mask the mountain again and accidentally stamped on it! Oops! I always tell my customers that there is no such thing as a mistake in papercrafting. The recipient of your card does not know what your intentions were when creating the card and what might be right or wrong on it.
Before stamping my grass, I watercoloured the deer using an Aquapainter and Crumb Cake ink and Soft Suede ink and the mountains are coloured in with Smoky Slate.
Once the grass was stamped, I sponged the leftover white areas of the card. Any white space below the mountains were sponged with Wild Wasabi ink and any white space above the mountains were sponged with Pool Party Ink. By not sponging the entire solid blue, but leaving bits of white, it made it appear as wisps of clouds in the sky.
And when you’re making birthday cards (especially masculine ones), it is always a great idea to make several! The only change I made on a couple was the stamped sentiment.
Soft Suede Cardstock 115318 $8.75
Watercolour Paper 122959 $6.25
In the Meadow Stamp Set (w) 140751 $34.00 (c) 140754 $25.00
Archival Basic Black Ink 140931 $8.75
Sponges 141337 $4.50
Pool Party Ink Pad 126982 $8.00
Wild Wasabi Ink Pad 126959 $8.00
Smoky Slate Ink Pad 131179 $8.00
Chocolate Chip Ink Pad 126979 $8.00
Garden Green Ink Pad 126973 $8.00
Aqua Painters 103954 $21.00
If you are using a clear mount stamp set, you will also need the appropriate clear blocks for stamping.
I hope you enjoyed todays creation and I would love to hear from you, so be sure to leave a comment!