|Stampin' Up! The Wilderness awaits great for male cards|
We have a handful of birthdays coming up and it's mainly the men in our family so I've been playing with Stampin' Up! 's set The Wilderness Awaits. This first card is very simple, but quite effective with the Hardwood background stamp, stamped tone on tone in lost lagoon as a base card, followed by mint macaron as the top layer stamped again with a tone on tone effect using Gorgeous Grunge and the magnificent stag from The Wilderness Awaits.
I'm rapidly moving my way through boxes of the Expressions Natural Elements and you don't have to keep them with the natural wood look! You can colour them with a sharpie pen or Staz On black in pad and make them the colour you want. To add a little more interest to my card I've rolled back the corner of my matting layer, having first broken the card fibres with my bone folder and held it in place with some linen thread. A bit of 'smudging' with tone on tone inks and a sponge dauber or two and you have a great card for one of the men in your life!
So this one is a happy birthday for my brother-in-law.
More soon Zx
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