Saturday, August 13, 2011

Masculine Birthday Cards

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.


  1. This is an awesome distressed masculine card - I love that technique you used! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  2. very unique! will have to try that...TFS
    and joining us at Speedy the Cats challenge this week (-:

  3. This is gorgeous l love the masculine card and the technique is a nice challenge:) Sandra H

  4. This is spectacular. Love your embellishments and colors. Simply superb. Thank you so much for playing in Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. It is a pleasure to visit you to see what you created. Hope you can play with us again next week.

    Bear Hugs,

  5. This is a great masculine card! I love the deep warm colors you chose! Great job. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

  6. Very masculine card indeed! Turned out wonderful! Thanks for playing along with Wee Memories challenge!

  7. woow great masculine card and great idea...lovely done...I am joining also the challenge from Wee Memories my card is number 20 would you like to see it in my Blog..many thanks before...hugs, Monika

  8. The faux silk looks great with this Artistic Outpost image! Very rugged,very masculine. THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  9. Wonderful the oversized tree!


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