Tuesday, June 26, 2018

So Blessed

Hi Friends!

I hope all of you are having a wonderful week so far! 

My hubby and I were able to take a trip to Shenandoah National Park today (our favorite daycation spot). We saw one young bear, several deer, numerous squirrels and bunnies, a few chipmunks as well as a gorgeous male Scarlet Tanager and several male Indigo Buntings!  This was all in addition to the spectacular views along Skyline Drive- a veryfun and relaxing day for sure!

I had a chance to stamp several cards in the last few weeks and am trying to get caught up with my blog posts (the blog posts take almost as long to create as the cards :-)).

Tonight I am sharing another card designed with  Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps July release stamp sets, Brotherly Love and Texture Tiles 2 along with previously released stamp sets, Scripty Thoughts and Scripture & Sentiment Companions.

I am participating with the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday “For the Boys” Challenge, the My Time to Craft #373 “Stamped Background” Challenge, the Word Art Wednesday #340-#341“Anything Goes” Challenge.  I also incorporated the May 27th Paper Players PP395Sketch Challenge (the deadline for the PP395 Sketch was 06/01 but I wanted to give credit to LeAnne for her great sketch!). 

If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Ink the individual components for the male image from Brotherly Love using archival black ink and stamp onto white cardstock. Layer the images using masks- I stamped the glasses first, then masked the glasses, stamped the hair next, masked the hair, then stamped the face.  Next stamp the neck/shoulders and add the neckline for the shirt. Stamp the moustache to finish the image.

2). Color the images with water-based and alcohol markers and once you are satisfied with the coloring, fussy-cut the image.

3). Die cut the banners, circle and background rectangles using stitched and regular dies.  On the light green rectangle panel, stamp the Texture Tiles 2 image using light green ink to create the background.

4). Stamp the “So Blessed” sentiment from Scripty Thoughts onto the plaid banner using archival ink, layer the banner and add the polished hemp twine.  Adhere a corduroy brad to the polished hemp twine bow (I removed the brad points from the brad and adhered to the center of the bow and strands with hot glue).

5). Layer the light blue stitched rectangle die cut onto a piece of light green cardstock, trim close to the edge, add the stamped light green background and mount the large banner with the twine bow.

6). Add the fussy-cut Brotherly Love image to the espresso circle die cut, mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

7). Ink the sentiment from Scripture & Sentiment Companions with archival black ink, stamp onto a piece of light green cardstock, add clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Trim the sentiment, create the flag banner (I used a punch), add a strip of light blue cardstock and use a handheld punch to create the holes for the antique brass brads.  Insert the brads and adhere the entire card front to a white card base.

8). Finish off the card using a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the glasses.

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, retired Mellow Moss Classic Ink; Stampin’ Write Markers- Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze; Spectrum Noir™ Alcohol Markers- EB1, TB4; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Designer Paper: Whisper White, retired Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery and Murfield DSP (all Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Dies- MFT Stitched A2 Rectangle Set 1 & 2, retired Stampin’ Up! Banner Framelits™, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Polished Hemp Twine, retired Soft Sky Corduroy Brad

I had fun creating this “dude” for my card and am looking forward to creating more images in the future :-)

Don’t forget, Texture Tiles 2 is the June Stamp of the Month- free with a net $75 (US$ order after all discounts and before shipping).  Plus, remember there is free shipping on any net $75 US!

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope you will find the time to stop by again soon!


Mrs.B said...

A great masculine card,
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT

froebelsternchen said...

A fantastic masculine card! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday with it!

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