Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WWC183 - Gail's Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

It's my turn to host the challenge this week and it's masculine.
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Lately, I've been leaning to the grungy side of things when it comes to masculine card designs.
I started by stamping a piece of Gray Granite cardstock with the Handwritten background stamp and Gray Granite ink then embossed with the Basket Weave embossing folder. I then sponged randomly with Gray Granite and Shaded Spruce inks. To give it some shine, I used some Pewter embossing powder in random areas.

The guitar from Epic Celebrations was stamped with Early Espresso on a piece from Woodgrain DSP and fussy cut. For the sentiment, also from Epic Celebrations, I used Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White cardstock, then punched it out with the Decorative Label punch.

To back up the guitar and sentiment, I tore a strip of sheet music and edged it with Shaded Spruce, then put everything on a strip of Shaded Spruce cardstock.

What is your favourite style/technique for making cards for the men in your life? Check out Watercooler Wednesday to see what the rest of the team has come up with.
 

4 comments:

  1. Wow this masculine card has a lot going on the background stamping and embossing Gail. I had to read your notes twice before I could actually see the lettering coming through the brick design in the background. That's cool. Love the sheet music and guitar together. Great card.

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    1. Thanks Penny! I love that Handwritten BG stamp and find myself using it a lot.

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  2. You have created an amazing background, Gail! Makes for a standout card! Very clever!!!

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    1. Thanks Helen! I really enjoy creating layers.

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