Hi again, Jenny here 🙂
I would like to share a Birthday card I made for a male friend. Sometimes masculine cards can be tricky – not all men like golf or football or drink beer lol! So many decoupage/paper packs contain just these images – I don’t like to stick to the stereotypes lol.
I knew this person likes marvel/ superheroes, so I used that as a starting point. I also knew that I wanted to create a scene – houses, a hillside and night sky.
Here is what I achieved:
To make the background I used Distress inks layered onto a white card panel. I then spritzed the inked panel with water to make the ink splatter into a starry sky effect. I also spritzed the panel with a mix of mica powders mixed in water – this creates a metallic or pearl effect water.
I stamped the houses with White Staz on ink, onto a black pearlized cardstock. The house stamps and dies are from Stampin’ up! I used a border die to create the hillside and coloured the stamped bear image with my pro-markers.
I used bright blue and red inks with a Starburst/pow stamp from the Stampin’ up! stamp set: Perpetual Calendar.
I hope that you enjoyed this share and find unique ways to make ‘difficult’ cards.
Take care and happy crafting!!