Although I didn't have much time for stamping my thoughts were on it and I was able to design a card for the WWC153 at the Watercooler. Gail Allen is our hostess and she's challenging you to step away from your comfort zone and make a "Masculine Card".
The WWC153 challenge is open for links until 5:00pm MST Monday January 22nd, 2018. There's plenty of time.
Here's My Card:
Stamps: Country Living, Gorgeous Grunge, Make a Wish (Fiskers)
Inks: Smokey Slate, Momento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso,
Card Stock: Smokey Slate, Basic Black and Sahara Sand
Accessories: Paper Trimmer, Detail Scissors, Big Shot, Happy Birthday Thinlet, Tom Bow Adhesive, Gray Dots.
I made this card for a friend whose birthday is coming up soon. He's into guitar picking and wearing boots, so this card is perfect for him. I started with a Basic Gray layer for the card base and added a layer of Basic Black. My third layer was a piece of Sahara Sand that I'd stamped the images on, but I kind of messed up on the stamping and had to cut it down by a 1/4" on all sides. Because this panel was so much smaller than I'd anticipated I layered on some additional layers of DSP that I found in my scrap drawer.
I decided to use the Happy Birthday Thinlet for my sentiment on this card. The bold lettering was perfect. Because this card is going overseas, I wanted it to be as light as possible and not too bulky. By cutting two layers of the words in Basic Black and gluing them together, I was able to add a bit of texture and pop and keep the card weight in check.
I kept the masculine feel on the inside of this card by adding a strip of the dsp and a piece of basic black card stock. The sentiment is from an old Fiskars set I have called "Make a Wish". I stamped it in Momento Tuxedo Black.
And that's it for this week's challenge. Hope you liked my card and will leave me a word of encouragement. Don't forget to check out the entries by the other Design Team Artists at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge.
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