To Do Masculine

Many cardmakers consider masculine cards to be a bit of a challenge. But actually it can be a lot of fun to let your creativity run a kind of loose and be a little more edgy. 

Type of project: Greeting cards
Occasion: Any happy occasion
Style: Mixed Media
Techniques used: Dry embossing, Die cutting,
Decoration: Half beads, velum,
Main colour: Black/white/silver/copper.
Medium used: Acrylic paint, Inks

Some years ago I came across some cards made by the fantastic Danish cardmaker Berith Rosenfeldt and I got so inspiret by her cards – especially one of the techniques, she used…. acrylic paint wiped over dry embossed cardstock. The technique highlights or accentuates the edges and makes the embossing stand more out.

On all 3 cards I’ve used metallic cardstock – silver or copper and both of these, I’ve  wiped black acrylic paint over to downtone the “sheen” and to make more edgy.

The embossed black cardstock, I wiped over with white acryllic paint to highligt the edges and to make it look a bit dusty like chalk on a board.

When I wipe, I use  an old piece of towel and the fun part is to watch the different looks, depending on how much paint, you use and how many layers, you put on.

I like to put in text field in the same style as the front and also I like to embellish the back to make a complete look.

Often I use left overs from the front or diecuts etc. from older projects. The text field can be a piece of design paper  or a piece of  paper with inked edges and like here inked all over.

I got 3 cards out off my Berit Rosenfeldt-inspiration – a card for the fun-loving adventure , one for a dabby gentleman and one for a tough biker guy.

A wonderful, cosy day for you – perhaps with a masculine touch .