Masculine cards are one of my favorite things to make. Mostly because there isn't a lot of options out there to work with. I love pushing myself (a little).
This card was so much fun to create. It was actually pretty simple and quick to put together. Really, it was! Obviously I wanted to do a nautical theme. I'm addicted to them. I'm not really a fan of DSP, only because everyone has access to it. I wanted something very unique that you can't find anywhere. So, I decided to go with a Van Gogh theme. I think it worked out perfectly.
Sponges and markers were used to color the background.
I added a three dimensional look by cutting out the sails (from a second stamped image) and lifting them with dimensionals.
I've recently started matching the envelopes to my cards. It's a simple way to add that unique, one-of-a-kind touch. I love it!
What I Used:
Cardstock ~ Whisper White, Basic Black, Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink ~ So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Black StazOn
Stamp Sets ~ The Open Sea, Hardwood, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Tools ~ Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, SU Markers, Sponges, Blender Pen, Water, Word Window Punch, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Liquid Glue, Anywhere Glue Stick, Paper Piercing Tool
Embellishments ~ Vintage, Hemp Twine (not SU)