Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thoughtful Branches {Masculine}

I never have a problem coming up with images to make a card for a female. However, making one that has more of a masculine feel has always been a challenge for me. This is just one of the many reasons I LOVE the new Thoughtful Branches stamp set & dies that will be available to order on August 2. All products Stampin' Up!

This card was very simple to put together. I stamped the triple tree image on watercolor paper, then did a light wash of water over it, extending it down to give the sentiment a background of color. Then I masked the sentiment area and stamped the image again to give it a bit more definition of the branches. I stamped the sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I layered that piece on to some Old Olive cardstock and wrapped Basic Black Bakers Twine around it. Instead of tying it, I used the Handheld Stapler to attach it to the cardstock. I stamped the triple tree image several times on a Whisper White cardstock base and added the splatter using my favorite image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. The strip of Designers Series Paper is one side of a piece from the Pop of Pink DSP. 

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As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,

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