I've been waiting for another Masculine Challenge! This week Kath is our host and I'm so happy to be using the Country Road stamp set which I just bought. Yes, it came out with last year's catalogue, but I'm finally convinced that I need it to round out my more masculine stamps. I kept all my colours very neutral to give the card a more vintage look.
All the images are from the Country Road set except for the background panel which has been stamped with one of my favourite background stamps, the Crackle Paint set. The faint, tiny "bubbles" behind the weather vane and twigs are from the Artisan Textures set.
I began with a base of Gray Granite cardstock, followed by a layer of Basic Black and then another layer of Gray Granite, this time stamped with the Crackle Paint image using Gray Granite ink. Then I added a smaller rectangle of Basic Black, another of Basic Gray and then the Whisper White onto which I heat embossed the weather vane in Black embossing powder, followed by stamping the twigs in Gray Granite ink. Finally I stamped the "bubbles" in once-off-stamped Gray Granite.
I stamped the star in Gray Granite ink onto a piece of the retired Galvanized Metal Foil and then fussy cut that out. I stamped the wagon wheel onto a piece of Whisper White using Gray Granite ink and then fussy cut that out. Assembly was easy and then, finally, I stamped the "Happy Birthday" onto a piece of Whisper White with black Memento ink, cut it out using my stitched rectangle die and cut a matte of Basic Black to put behind it.
I love the way it turned out, don't you?
I hope you'll check out the wonderful creations by the Watercooler Artists over at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.
I've entered my card into the following challenges:
Get Creative Challenge #82 - Anything Goes with optional twist Monochromatic
Use Your Stuff Challenge #367 - Masculine
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday