Sunday, May 16, 2010
Masculine Card Blog Hop
We are having a masculine card hop over at Paper Wings so why not join us in the fun. For my contribution I chose 2 cards. For the first I chose a new set in our Serendipity Spring supplement called Cowboy Boots. Originally I didn't think I wanted this set until my friend Suzanne sent me some stamped images and I had so much fun with coloring and creating I knew I had to have the set for myself. The boot was perfect for an old technique called faux leather where you use liquid applique (I used brown) and brayered it on my cardstock. You have to wash your brayer immediately as it can ruin your roller if you leave it set. I heat set and then let dry overnight. I stamped the boot and cut out. All I colored was the design with a chocolate Atyou Spica glitter pen (love them). I used Hemmingway DP on my rust CS and it matched perfect. I ran a brown piece of CS using a cuttlebug embossing folder and it turned out sort of like snakeskin. I poped the boot and saying up on my ovals cut with the oval nesties. And IRL it feels like real leather.
My second card is a quick one using the gray sparkle cs we used to carry and downloaded the black prints from TAC. I used Just Because and Thinking of You for my image and sayings. I also used an EK Success punch and bordered the top half of the front of the card. We did this is a class I took at our LSS a few months ago and I really like the effect. Now hop on over and see what the rest of the angels have done.