We're letting you choose your own theme this week at Card A Day Blog, so as today's featured designer, I'm sharing a card created for my nephew's high school graduation in June. It needed to be masculine, yet celebratory, so I turned to a bold yellow, black and grey color scheme and a Tim Holtz stamp. His school colors are gold and brown, so I thought this was a nice nod in that direction as well.
- The bright yellow base was toned down just a touch with my new favorite technique of swiping white acrylic paint along the edges.
- I love the combination of the modern graphic polka dot paper with the vintage gentlemen stamped in black on soft grey stock. To give the grey a little pop and dimension, I dragged a black ink pad along the edges. This gave it just the thinnest black edge.
- The bold banner diecut adds to add to that celebratory feel. This was a straight border diecut that I gently curved and glued into place. Some black and white baker's twine finishes off the banner / bunting look.
Although I find I only make them when necessary, I really enjoy the challenge of creating masculine cards. It's a great re-set to the creative juices!
|Cardstock:||Stampin’ Up! ‘Yo-Yo Yellow', ‘Sahara Sand’, ‘Confetti White’|
|Patterned Paper:||Authentique ‘Blissful’ 6x6|
|Stamps:||Tim Holtz ‘Curious Possibility’; SU! ‘Warmest Regards’|
|Inks:||Archival ‘Jet Black’; Adirondack paint dabber ‘Snow Cap’|
|Embellishments:||Bazzill Just the Edge cardstock strip ‘Beetle Black’; Darice baker’s twine ‘Black / White’|
|Tools:||Stamp-a-ma-jig; Memory Maker’s ribbon glue; decorative edge scissors|