How often do you use floral stamp sets on masculine cards? I’m guessing not very often. I don’t usually. But I thought these leafy stamps would work nicely to create a masculine Christmas card. And what better time to try it out than for our masculine anything goes challenge at Watercooler Wednesday!
I started with a black card base. In order to test out my idea I laid a piece of acetate on top and roughly stamped in my images to check it would work. Once I’d established that my plan would work out removed the acetate and started working on my actual card.
First I treated the card base with my anti-static powder tool, then used embossing ink to stamp the sentiment which is from Happy Little Stamper’s Everyday Sentiments. I coated it with white embossing powder and then heat set it.
I then moved on to stamping my foliage. I used two stamps from Hero Arts’ Flowers Stamp & Cut and stamped with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide. I stamped two clusters, a smaller one at the top of the card and a larger one from the bottom. I kept going until I was happy with the arrangement, and my one layer card was completed.
I’d not used my Lucky Clover Distress Oxide on black before making this card. I hadn’t realised how much the colour would end up changing! I’d been expecting it to be greener, but it ended up more blue. I quite like it, even if it wasn’t what I had in mind. It has a lovely soft look and, I think, helps the Christmas feel of the card. I probably ought to swatch my Oxides on black though so I know what to expect in future!
52 Christmas Card Throwdown – Black & White plus 1
Addicted to CAS – Masculine
Allsorts Challenge Blog – Boys to Men
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas
Muse: ChristmasVisions – CASE the Inspiration Card
Sweet Stampin’ – Christmas In August
Watercooler Wednesday – Anything Masculine Goes
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)