..... the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays this week is to create a masculine card using kraft!! Easy - no!! Not easy! Well, that's not entirely true - lots of people have already made stunning cards, but it's taken me quite a while to come up with something.
However, I'm quite pleased with my card - even if it's taken me the whole week to come up with my design. I've kept to kraft as the main colour with black as my neutral.
I started off by stamping the wonderful wood grain background from Way Out West by Waltzingmouse. I stamped it in Versamark and then heat embossed with clear powder giving a lovely tone-on-tone effect. However, I wanted to emphasis the wood grain effect, so I rubbed chalk ink all over the base card and wiped off the excess. The result - a wood grain panel! I stamped this lovely lighthouse and ship onto some more kraft paper, again using clear embossing powder. I added some soft colour to the image with chalk inks and Stardust pens - it's very soft and subtle. I cut out the image and mat with the funky wonky rectangles from Spellbinders, and mounted them at angles onto the card. I added a bit of definition around the edge of the stamped image using Soft Suede. Finally, I added an anchor and birthday sentiment. Both started off with white backgrounds, but I added colour with my inkpad!
Stamps: Kanban - All Occasions
Inks: Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede; Colorbox Chalk Pigments - various; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders: Wonky Rectangles (S43-6) die # 5 and 6
Accessories: Card, sentiment and clear embossing powder from stash
We're off to our local market today to see what goodies they have on offer. Usually, there's a great selection of fresh produce, as well as some super clothes stalls. So we'll have a little more girl-time and then stop for coffee!! See you later!