We’re making masculine cards this week over at Watercooler Wednesdays. I went back to a card kit from the summer for the elements for my card. I figured that nautical is a good theme for a masculine card, and honestly I’ve not got very much use out of the dies from the kit which is a shame because they are great dies. I’m going to try to use them more!
I started by die cutting the boat, from First Edition’s Nautical dies, from some white card, then carefully poked out all the areas that I didn’t want. I could have poked out more, for example the slats of the hull, or the strips in the sails, as they were cut too, but I wanted to keep those in. I put tape on the back of the die cut to keep the pieces in place that I didn’t want to lose.
Once I had the parts of the die that I wanted, I started on colouring it in. I used alcohol markers – both Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and Yosoo alcohol markers. I used some light blues for the sails to match the coloured card base that I had already picked out. For the hull of the boat I went with browns. I then used cool greys for the sail and other areas that I wanted to look like metal. Finally I used some yellow for the little portholes (or I presume that’s what they are…)
Having completed my colouring I moved on to the rest of the card. I picked a pattern paper with a wave design that I felt fitted the boat well. I adhered a large panel of the patterned paper to my card base, then added the boat on top off to one side. As a final touch I added a sentiment from Crafty Ola’s Sail With Me stamp set.
I’m very happy with this card. I really like how the die cut looks and am pleased with the colouring on it. I think the graphic wave design was a good choice to accompany it. This card does work very nicely as a masculine card, particularly for someone who likes to sail!
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper
HLS Anything Goes With Dies – Use Dies
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – Anything Masculine Goes
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)