Hello Blogging Friends,
I needed two masculine Birthday cards this week. I pulled out my Artistic Outpost stamps and used one of my fav techniques: Stamping on tissue paper. Also called Faux Silk. (I did a tutorial on the Blockheads Blog for this technique.) I used a piece of rusty brown tissue that I had in my stash.
I dry embossed a piece of dark brown CS and layered it on the Rust card base and the K & Company DP. I stamped on the tissue with Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink and, layered with black CS. I am not crazy about stamping with the distress inks as a rule, but the Black Soot is the exception. It stamps really well on smooth and rough surfaces. Try it, you'll like it! I also stamped the pocket watch on Close to Cocoa CS (Stampin' Up). I added some Diamond Glaze.
Love the texture of the tissue paper. It looks all rustic and homey. I also decorated the inside. This card is for my ex-sister-in-law's father who had his 90th birthday. And, in my excitement to get the card in the mail, I wrote on the inside before photographing it. LOL. Anyways, here is a shot of the inside.
And, I also needed another card for my neighbor's birthday. I used the same techniques on this card. I varied the colors but, still used the Black Soot to stamp.
This tissue paper is more grayish and I layered with black, blue and tan. Now you have some ideas for masculine cards.
A Few really fun Challenges for my Masculine cards:
Artistic Outpost: August Referral Program
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Something Tim Holtz-I used his distress ink
Mark's Finest: Distressing-I distressed tissue by crunching it all up
Wee Memories: Masculine cards
Hope you are having a great weekend. Love ya.