Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Make It Monday #261 - Using Florals on a Masculine Project

Hello friends.  Betsy is showing us on this weeks Make It Monday challenge how to use our floral stamps to make a masculine card.  Betsy's card is absolutely gorgeous (can you say that about a guy card??) and I would have loved to CASE it completely, but tried to come up with one on my own, and I actually kind of like it!  Take a look:


I had been playing with the marbling technique with shaving cream again (and took Colleen's advice and did it by the kitchen sink this time...much easier to clean up!!), so used a piece of that as my starting point on the side of the card. (re-inker colors used: Canyon Clay, Classic Kraft, & Spring Rain)  I have always thought the Sun from the What the Doodle: Sun stamp set looked like a Sunflower, so I die cut one from Canyon Clay and Summer Sunrise cardstock to use as my floral for this card.  I added a few die cut leaves from the Floral Sketches stamp set inked in Spring Rain and edged with Classic Kraft.  Before gluing anything down I used one of the ferns from Meadow Greens inked with Classic Kraft and spritzed with water on my card base.  The berries die cut is stamped with America ink and is from the Spruce & Sprigs set, and my sentiment is from Keep it Simple: Birthday.  A simple blue button tied with some twine finished off my masculine card.

Although I was quite intimidated at first with this challenge, I'm glad I played along as it was really fun to see what I could do to transform some of my more "girlie" stamps!  Betsy's video is great and has lots of wonderful tips on how to do this too!  So take the plunge and play along...you can find Betsy's fabulous card, video, and all the info you  need to play along right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!!  :0)

 

15 comments:

  1. GREAT card Marcia. What the Doodle Sun was a perfect choice, especially for this Kansas girl!

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  2. Oooh, I like the Spring Rain added into the mix! Your marbling turned out great, too.

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  3. I forgot to add that your ferns in Classic Kraft look almost like Pampas grass....neat!

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  4. This is stunning. I absolutely love your sun/flower! Was admiring that die, and am so happy (and embarassed) to see that I think I have it somewhere. I love your design, the colors you chose, and how you tied in your marbeling to your focal images.

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  5. Great sun 'flower'! So clever, you always are! Love the colors, and of course, the marbling! (I have to stop myself from using ALL the papers on every card!)

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  6. This is gorgeous Marcia! I love the spring rain mixed in with the other colors of your marbling. It really came out stunning and the sun makes for a great masculine card. You totally rocked this challenge!

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  7. What a smart idea to use the sun as your flower and it goes so well with your other background florals!

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  8. Marcia, this is so awesome. Love it. I almost used Meadow Greens too.

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  9. Marcia, another beauty!! I love your side panel of marbling!! But the sunflower takes the show!! Stunning my friend!!

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  10. I can’t wait to give this shaving cream technique everyone is talking a bout it looks amazing! I so love your guy card and it looks way more suited for a guy than mine. Love the colors you used too Marcia!

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  11. Perfect color combo for your "sunny" sunflower masculine card, Marcia. Love your spritzed fern and strip of marbled c/s as it ties everything together. Awesome male birthday card!

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  12. Very nice and perfectly suited to a man! The colors you selected helped in keeping with the theme too. Great job Marcia : )

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  13. I felt the same way about Betsy's card, but oh my goodness--your card is just as wonderful, Marcia! Love the colors, your stamping & the creative use of the sun die!

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  14. Oh great use of that stamp and die. Love your design and the 'marbling' super cool technique! Handsome card!!!

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