Tuesday, February 10, 2009
This must be the week of challenges and challenging cards! Sometimes making masculine cards can be a challenge in itself!!! I created this card for my Brother in law for his Birthday. When I was at CHA we were situated directly across from the Coredinations Booth. What delicious paper they have. I love the way that you can distress the paper and the almost felt-like texture it has after sanding. I used a paisley cuttlebug folder to emboss before sanding.
The main image in this card is from the retired Bronc Buster Set. I stamped the image onto Creamy Caramel Paper with Chocolate Chip Craft ink. I distressed and inked the edges of the main panel to give it a distressed look. To get a deeper choppy look, I went direct to paper with the ink pad. The more blended look around the sentiment was created by applying the craft ink with a sponge. A little Rope, adds to the "Western" look of the card and a metal accent reinforces the masculine feel.
Hope you get really creative today!