Papa's Birthday

Papa Marty had a birthday earlier last month, so I had to make him a special masculine card.   It can be fun playing with nuetrals, metal, brads and sponges.  I pulled out my distress tool and added texture to the plain tag.  The patterned paper is from an old stack that I love for masculine cards.  I save it for my special people.  :)   (My husband would say I hoard it, but he just doesn't understand)

If you are having trouble making masculine cards try these tips:
1. Use a neutral color palette.  (Grays, blacks, browns, whites and creams)
2. Distress pieces with sandpaper, torn edges, sponging or splattering ink.
3. Add texture with embossing folders or dimensional adhesive.
4. Keep it clean and simple  (Obviously I skipped this step on the card above)

I'm entering my card into this month's Virginia's View Challenge: Embossing.  I embossed the metal piece with an embossing folder, then sanded some of the black off so the silver foil would shine through.
March 2015

Stamps: RAD (CAS*ual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray (SU)
Paper: Basic Grey, Well Worn DSP, Smoky Slate (SU)
Accessories: Banners Framelits, Distress Tool, Argyle Embossing Folder, Candy Dots Neutral, Candy Dots Brad Bases (SU); Black Foil Sheet

1 comment:

Virginia Lu said...

The embossing on the metal piece is AWESOME! The sentiment is also fitting for this design! Well done, Heather! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Embossed” Challenge!