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.
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.


  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.

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

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

    1. Thanks Helen! I really enjoy creating layers.


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