Friday, February 24, 2012

Sunset Inspired Masculine Card

Hi Stampers!   

This card was inspired by a sunset that I witnessed the other day leaving from work.  The sun had almost completely set and the dusky clouds contrasted against the coral sky and it was gorgeous!  God’s handiwork never ceases to amaze me….

I decided to try to recreate the scene using a sponged background along with this week’s PP83 CAS Masculine challenge at The Paper Players.  If you have not visited their site yet, check out all of the great examples- they outdid themselves again!

If the card looks plain, I apologize in advance :-)  I decided to wait to add the sentiment since it may be appropriate for many occasions - Birthday, Thinking of You, Get Well, Sympathy…

To create this card:

Using a Sponge Dauber with Peach Parfait Classic Ink lightly sponge the ink along the bottom of a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Add the clouds in the same manner with Basic Gray.

Stamp the tree line with Versamark™ ink and heat emboss using the Heat Tool and Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder. 

Layer onto Basic Black cardstock and again onto Basic Gray (that has been embossed with the Big Shot™ and the Stripes Textured™ Impressions Embossing Folder).   Tear and distress the edge of the Basic Gray layer. 

Mount the focal image, add the 5/8” Black Satin Ribbon bow and adhere to the Whisper White card base (front panel embossed with the Herringbone Textured™ Impressions Embossing Folder). 

Clean and Simple card and oh, what fun!  

Stamp Sets:  Lovely As A Tree

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black

Ink: Peach Parfait, Basic Gray, Versamark™

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders- Stripes, Herringbone, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers, 5/8” Black Satin Ribbon

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this quick easy card!  I think I will have too make a few more of them for my masculine "stash" :-)  

Have a blessed weekend and try to "squeeze" some time for stamping!


debbie said...

gorgeous do you make such perfect bows?
thanks for sharing

LeAnne said...

What a great way to showcase God's handiwork!!! Awesome masculine card! Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Players this week!

Lesley said...

Stunning work Julie, this is lovely! Yes, sunsets are always a wonder aren't they! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Julie! Your sponging is perfect! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

This card does NOT look "plain" in any sense of the word, Julie! Wow! The shading you created for that striking sunset is fantastic. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :) Hugs!

Pat Jandacek said...

I'm going to have to CASE this one, Julie - you're right that it can be used for many different occasions!

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