I really struggle with creating masculine cards. I find it so hard to resist using soft, pretty colors, flowers, or a cute critter on practically EVERY card I make. I’m hoping that my CAS design using graphic elements and shades of blue colors translates into a masculine card…
I trimmed a sheet of Neenah Solar White cardstock to create two 4.25″ x 5.5″ panels. I then used one of the hilly border dies from the Mama Elephant Landcape Trio to create a curved edge on the top panel and on one edge of a scrap of navy cardstock from my stash. I glued those pieces together to create a curved navy lining on the top panel. I then die cut WPlus9’s Hand Lettered Thanks die from a scrap of Core’dinations 110 lb white cardstock before using a sponge dauber to ink over the die cut with Avery Elle Sapphire ink in an ombre fashion.
I don’t own the Fanciful Feathers stamp set, but I thought the layered chevron stamp from Avery Elle’s Bright Days resembled a feather so I used that stamp in my design. I stamped the chevron in Avery Elle Aquamarine, Sapphire, and Sea Glass inks, making sure to stamp them at different heights and in different directions. I adhered this stamped panel directly onto a light blue card base, then popped up the curved edge panel with Scotch Foam tape. Finally, I adhered the thanks die cut to the top panel using a Zig glue pen (and successfully restrained from adding any sequins or Wink of Stella to the card).
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Other supplies: Core’dinations White 110 lb Premium Cardstock, Recollections Blue Ombre 65 lb cardstock pack, Navy cardstock