Today’s card is my first as a Design Team member for the Watercooler Wednesday challenge! I’ve been playing along with their challenges for a while now, and on Friday I was invited to join them as a designer. I was very excited to accept! Penny is hosting the challenge this week, and it’s an “Anything Masculine Goes” challenge.
For day 12 of the 30 day colouring challenge I coloured up this image, which is The Paper Shelter’s ‘Physical and Spiritual Strength’ digi-stamp. I used my Yosoo alcohol markers to do the colouring. I kept it fairly simple and didn’t add a background as I wanted the boy to really stand out.
More recently I worked on turning the image into a completed card. I first trimmed down the panel with the boy on, and mounted it first onto a piece of black card stock, and then onto a piece of red mirror card. For the sake of efficiency I ‘gutted’ both pieces of cards, removing the centres for future use. This also reduces the weight of the finished card. I used my glue pen to adhere the three layers together.
The sentiment is actually printed out. When I was looking for inspiration I found a free font called “Karate” and just had to use it. I typed out a simple “Happy Birthday” and printed it in black. I then trimmed it down, and cut the ends of the banner at a slant (it makes me think of a karate chop!) Then I matted it onto some of the same red mirror card.
I used foam tape to adhere both the sentiment and matted image onto a kraft card base, which completed my card.
I’m happy with how this card turned out. The red and black work nicely for the look I was after, and definitely give a good pop of colour. The kraft background works well with the colours of the image. I had considered adding a strip of red and black along the card going behind the image, but I’m glad I decided against it as I like the simplicity. It really lets the image pop.
The Sisterhood of Crafters – Oh Boy
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – Anything Masculine