Monday, March 28, 2011

Masculine HELLO...

 I don't do many masculine cards, but when I do, they tend to have natural themes with trees, woods, and GREEN.  I selected this beautiful image (from the Scenic Combo Precut Set) for my card because it had that rustic feel I was after. 

I really like the look of weathered or crumpled paper and I'm so keen on distressing so I decided to really rough this card up a bit by crinkling it up until the fibers were soft and fabric-like.  Not much to it really, just colored the image and just about tossed it into the trash because the colors were too bright...Oh wait, then I decided to keep crumpling and then distressing it with some Ranger Distress ink!!!  LOVE that stuff! 

After using my Grand Calibur to cut out the Decorative Window Die, I chopped up the diecut a bit and arranged pieces behind the stamped image to create a little embellishment feature.  Since I love adding sewing to weathered and worn cards, I thought it was the perfect touch for this rustic card. 

Take a close look...I thought it needed some REAL wood embellishments so I stepped outside and plucked off a few twigs from the pine tree by my front door!  MMM smells devine! 
Card Details: 

HCPC 3355 Scenic Combo Precut Set

HCD 708 Decorative Window Die
Quickutz Tags Die RS-0626
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Copic Markers: E31, 33, 71, 93; YG11; G99; W3, 5
Copic Xpress It Card
Bazzill black, green cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Martha Stewart Bakers twine
Check ribbon: May Arts
Brown Sewing Thread

Thanks for stopping by this week!  Hope you have some time to stop over at the Heartfelt Creations to check out the other projects presented by the designers this week.  Wednesday, the BIG Design Team reveal will keep your eyes peeled. 

See you Wednesday!