Hello everyone. Today I will share with you the masculine card I’ve made for a friend request. He needed something special for his brother’s birthday. What I knew about the recipient is that he loves his little boys, Manchester United and heavy metal 😉 I’ve decided to go for the football club colours: black, yellow and red, and to use Stampin’ Up! Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die.
The base is Basic Black cardstock. The background is made on Whisper White cardstock. How I did it? It’s such a cool and effective technique.
I took a stamping clear block and simply I stamped the entire Real Red inkpad on the block, then spritz it with a water and stamped it on the cardstock. I repeat it few times till get the right intense shade. I did dry it in between. Then I’ve done the same with Crushed Curry ink pad for yellow. and to finish it I’ve randomly stamped some stamps from Gorgeous Grunge set. I took a piece of Basic Black cardstock and Hexagon Hive Thinlits and run it through the Big Shot. I’ve attached my background to the base with snail and hexagon die cut on the top with Tombow glue. But then I’ve thought it needs some more twist. I took “happy happy”, “happy birthday” and “chevron” mini stamps from Honeycomb Hello (coordinates with Hexagon Hive Thinlits) and stamp them in the little hexagons on the background.
For the first sentiment I’ve taken a piece of Whisper White cardstock (watercoloured in Real Red same technique as the background) and a piece of basic black, cut them into mini banners and layer them together. The sentiment is from Something To Say and punched using Word Window Punch. The second sentiment is totally awesome! It’s one of the stamps from Just Saying set and cut out with coordinating framelits from Word Bubbles. Stamped it in Real Red of course in a piece of Whisper White and attached it with dimensionals. Oh, and a black button for that extra touch.
I really love how this card turned out. All supplies I’ve used are Stampin’ Up! except for the button. I know I’ve used lots of different stamp sets and accessories for one card but I’m just starting so don’t have a wide variety of coordinating stamps, punches, framelits etc. But I’m getting there slowly 🙂
Hope you like this project. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting,