Saturday, September 24, 2011

Easy Masculine Card with In Wilderness

Are you looking for a good stamp set for quick and easy masculine cards?  Think about this set: In Wilderness.  It comes in your choice of wood mount or clear mount. (Check this post for the differences between wood and clear mount).

I especially love the eagle. Our family spends a lot of time in northern Wisconsin so the eagle image is a great one to use for the men in my family.

There are several things that go into making a card be "masculine". One is the choice of images - the animals in this set are perfect. Another is the choice of colors - the card below was done in browns and blacks: Early Espresso and Crumb Cake. Another thing is the type of "bling" - this card has ribbon (1/8" Espresso Taffeta) but no bow and has metal (the black brads).

Also notice the vertical lines on the bottom half of the card. This was so quick and easy to do using Stampin' UP's new scoring tool: Simply Scored

Notice how white the eagle's head is. There was a trick to that! First: The eagle was stamped using Black Craft Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then we colored his head with a blender pen (#102845) that had been dipped into a drop of watered down Craft White reinker. His beak and talons were colored with the Daffodil Delight yellow marker.

This was in fact a very easy card to make. The scoring tool  made the lines so easy to do and the coloring on his head made it more realistic - a great "man" card for someone who loves the north woods.
You can purchase the products used on this card
from my Stampin'UP! website.

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