Monochrome and MasculinePosted: March 19, 2011
The challenge at Less is More this week is to make a masculine card. I certainly don’t have many masculine cards in my stash so it will come in handy. There are not many masculine stamps in my collection either, most were bought with my son and his friends in mind: the extreme sports stamps from Stampin’ Up. Rather than be extreme I pulled out the ever faithful “Lovely as a Tree set” and created a foggy hillside scene.
I worked on a piece of cardstock larger than the finished panel so I could crop it to the most appealing view. I used chocolate chip ink for the whole panel, stamping the foreground trees first then adding a mask, stamping again, sponging, then moving the mask and repeating the pattern until I was stamping the final pale trees in the distance.
So my clean and simple does not include “white space” this time but plenty of empty unstamped space surrounding my image panel. The matted panel is popped up over the textured card base.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, textured and flat