Hi friends! Happy Tuesday and thanks for stopping by today! Please welcome back special guest Dana Joy to our blog! She made this cool Geometric card in monochromatic tones to keep a masculine theme! The background was made from the Hero Arts Graphic Pattern and the alphabet letters are from Concord & 9th’s Double-Cut Alphabet dies!
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Making masculine cards can sometimes be a challenge. If I keep it clean and simple with a graphic edge I can nail it must of the time. This stencil from Hero Arts allow me to do just that. So let’s get started.
For my card base I used fog cardstock and cut it down to an A2 size top folding card. Starting on the left side of my card I line up the stencil so the triangles are on the left side. I lightly tape down the stencil and begin sponging on slate ink with an ink blending tool. Once the area is covered I rotate the stencil so the triangle are now on the right and repeated the process. I continued this until the panel was covered.
Next I die cut out a square from a piece of white cardstock. I stencil triangles along the top and bottom of the square using fog ink. For the sentiment, I used the double cut alphabet dies to die cut the word dad in the center of my square. On a scape piece of paper, I stencil a few more triangles to fussy cut and sponged another small square in slate ink.
I adhered the smaller slate square behind the die cut word and then inlaid the alphabet pieces back in place using multi matte medium and tweezers. I really love these dies. They not only cut the letter but outline pieces as well. I added the additional fussy cut triangles to the white square for added contrast and cut off the overhanging edges.
Now it’s time to assemble the card. I adhered pieces of foam tape to the back of my white square to add some dimension and attached it to my card panel. For the finishing touch, I added a few accents of black nuvo drops to continue with the graphic feel. This masculine card is now complete.
I hope this card inspires you to reach for your stencils and those darker tone inks when making your next masculine card. Remember it’s really easy if you keep it clean and simple. Have a great day and don’t forget to wish the dad’s in your life Happy Father’s Day!
Thanks for reading today, and to Dana for being our guest!
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