After more water issues in our home today and the plumber gone, I can now get back in here with some of the things I had to remove until they were done without giving you anymore of the details. We shall leave this one clean.
I know I have been told many times, how much of a challenge it is to make masculine cards. The material is not as much available for males than it is for females. I always thought so too. So if you are a card maker you at least have 4 masculine cards to make a year. Throughout the whole year I usually keep my eyes peeled on what's out there "Potential masculine picks" When I do find, I come across a few questions of my own, such as, who can I can I use this stamp for? Have I left aside some stamps I haven't used yet, in the hope to make a card with it next? But after answering NOT SURE to all of them, I think to myself, why not get it, since I will eventually need it. YAY! I wouldn't be surprised, you all at one point or another are doing the same. But, for now, today's post is to show you one of the mini class cards coming up on May 21st.
So here is the card I will teach with fun techniques:
This card as you can see, is a masculine theme card, which could be right on time for Father's Day in June. I wanted to mention that if you haven't purchased a set of Ranger "MINI INK BLENDING TOOL" yet, Charlene should get some in the store sometime next week. She can't keep them in stock, it's a hot item right now so, keep an eye for them if interested....It comes with 2 mini blending tools and 4 foams. Spare ones are sold separately if you need more. I use one color per sponge.
I'm sure you have some of the rectangular ones he had a few years ago, well, now this round shape lets you cover the area of choice without the slight darker lines that the point of the rectangular shape was giving us before. But this tool is fun to use. I only used 3 Tim Holtz Distress ink pads for this card.
Tip with sponges of any types: Always daub a scrap piece of paper first, to remove the excess ink first and then apply to the area needed. You should also work from the outside in in circular motions as much as it is possible. Avoid starting in the middle of the area where you are going to apply ink. This way chances are much less at getting the darker lines on your work. Unless you are needing them for a specific design in mind of course.
I will use, A2 Matting basics A Spellbinder S5-131, Memory Box Stencil Birch Landscape #88550, and Memory Box die cuts Woodland fawn #1014 and Classic deer #98885 these are the main components of this card. Cardstock. Foam dots and your favorite double sided adhesive.
My next card share is one I made as a sample for the store with a mix of die cuts and of course with flowers. So come back soon and I hope you enjoyed stopping by today. Thank you, I'm always happy to see you.
Smiles, it's contagious!
Have a nice weekend...See you soon