Once again it's time to start a New Year ... and with fewer distractions calling on me, it will be my year to concentrate on my blog an my Face Book page! I will try to continue my masculine themed cards but also want to intermingle feminine and children themed cards. Okay, so enough chit chat and let's get started. The card I will begin 2017 with is a multi layer masculine card.
The card uses a number of items that re-enforces the masculine theme, from the blue monochromatic color scheme, the wood patterned paper, the wood plank look with nail heads and image. I started by adhering a piece of white wood grain patterned paper (My Mind's Eye) on a piece of card stock to make a more rigid background. Next I stamped a seascape with a lighthouse (Inkadinkado) in a dark blue ink (Staz-on) on background. Before using a ruler and craft knife to cut the stamped image into strips of various width, I lightly colored the image with pencils. Then using a deckle edge scissor (Fiskar) I trimmed each strip to a different length. I edged each piece with the same dark blue ink and added a small sticker (Stampendous) in black in each corner to simulate nail heads. I adhered the stamped panels with raised adhesive dots on a blue background card (Die Cut with a View) across which I ran horizontal stripe made with blue tape (Washi). I edged the card with more dark blue ink. The text is computer generated and could reflect numerous occasions or themes.
That's it for the first 2017 blog!