Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Awesome Fur Real!

Welcome! Candice here with you today!

And, like Nicole, I am sharing a masculine card with you!

I tend to struggle with ideas for masculine cards and I know I am not the only one, right?!  I have found that when I am in need of a masculine card I am usually pulling out Create a Smile stamp sets.  They have this fabulous unique ability to be used for cute and bold styles!

-I first created an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base to fit my tall design on.
-For the background, I trimmed thick black cardstock and using the twinkle stencil, I filled in the stars with a gold pen.  It didn't come out as clean as I hoped, but it gives it the handmade aspect!

-Next, I stamped the lion, rock, and ferns, colored them with copic markers and used my scan n cut to cut them out.
-The new bold alphabet dies, Cherry Uppercase & Cherry Lowercase, are a perfect choice to create a masculine sentiment and I combined it with the black & white happy to make the sentiment stand out as much as the images.
-To finish the card, I stamped the Fur real phrase on the rounded banner and added a few white nuvo drops around the background.

My best advice for masculine cards:
  • Use deeper, richer colors and just a couple tones throughout the card.
  • Using black and white as your base to your color choices will always work.
  • Use a simple and bold design for either your images or sentiment or both as I did.

Fur Real stamps                      Fine Ferns stamps                 Happy Days stamps     Twinkle stencil

Cherry Uppercase dies   Cherry Lowercase dies  Useful Banners dies         

We would love to see your beautiful creations using Create a Smile products and can share them on the Create a Smile FB page!
Also, their is always the bi-weekly challenge you can enter for your chance to win!

Thank you for visiting today!


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