Friday, April 4, 2008

Masculine Card

I think masculine cards are the hardest to make. This card was made from the stamp set Touched by Nature by Stampin' Up. This is a really good set and I love the bird. This same card could have been a very feminine card by just changing the colors a little bit.

I used a technique called "Out of the Box". If you look close you can see that the bird's feathers and part of the leaves are sticking out of the square piece of paper. I stamped the bird image in black stazon ink on watercolor paper, then colored with my SU markers. If you use watercolor paper with your SU markers, you don't have the lines like you do on other types of paper. Your image has a very smooth look to it. I used the leaf image and acorn image from the same set as background stamps. Throw in a little paper piercing, tie some twill ribbon on it and your done.


Paper: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor paper

Markers: Barely Banana, Summer Sun, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Only Orange

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss

Stamp Sets: Touched By Nature, Strength and Refuge

Accessories: Twill ribbon, paper piercing pack


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