Sunday, February 26, 2012

Masculine Card in Weathered Kraft, Red, White, and Blue

I'm celebrating and praising God that my son-in-law is getting a long-awaited promotion. God continually shows that He is working in his life, challenging, blessing, maturing. Phuilippians 1:8 is the perfect verse to share with him. Here's a card I made for him today that definitely has a masculine look. I used the sketch from Viva La Verve for February week 2 and the colors suggested bythe "Weathered" Ribbon Reel Challenge #22 - create a card /project that is WEATHERED/DISTRESSED using the colours KRAFT, WHITE, BLUE with touch of RED, NATURAL TWINE/TWILL and this inspiration photo

The different-sized blocks of paper in this sketch remind me of the beach houses in the inspiration photo. I used some blue patterned papers that I had from the Basic Grey "Boxer" collection, definitely masculine. I weathered the kraft and patterned papers by scissor distressing the edges then painting with white paint. 

I also used the challenge from The Kraft Journal Make it Monday to tell what your fabulous find is. Mine is the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge I used to make the white sentiment shape. I chose "Shape 7" and cut off one of the sides to make it fit the block of paper. I love using that cartridge because of the variety of shapes - over 700. Mine sits on a cabinet in my kitchen and I leave the cartridge in the machine, ready to go. I frequently turn it on, put in a scrap of paper, cut my shape, turn it off and go on to finish my card. I love how handy it is.

I stamped the bird with Desert Sand ink that is pretty close to the Kraft color. Then I lightly colored it and retraced some of the lines with the Desert Sand watercolor pencil. The directions from the ribbon reel were to use a touch of red, so I mounted the twill on Cranberry cardstock and colored 3 chipboard circles with Cranberry ink. Ordinarily I would have put brads or buttons there, but I thought this had a more masculine feel today.

6.5" x 5" Card recipe:
Paper - Basic Grey "Boxer;" Close To My Heart Cranberry, White Daisy CS, Kraft CS
Stamps - Verve "Philippians 1:6 Plain Jane; CTMH "Harmony" (bird and twig)
Other - twill from my stash, CTMH white paint, chipboard, Cricut Art Philosophy


Tracy said...

Love the strips of twill and the layering on this card Vickie. :-) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Kraft Journal!

Pauline said...

Just beautiful Vicky, great bird image, and fab distressing. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Helen said...

Vickie, this is such a fabulous card and love what you did with the colours and weathered look (particularly the white paint over kraft - love it!) you made something so great. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Ribbon Reel challenge this week.