Sunday, 26 March 2017

WETLANDS MASCULINE CARD - WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY

Just before I start my post I just wanted to share our fantastic news - Stampin' Up! won Papercraft Brand and Retail of the Year for 2017 here in the UK.  What fantastic news - especially when you bear in mind we are not strictly a retailer and you can only purchase from your fabulous local Independent Demonstrator!




The challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday for this week was Anything Goes - Masculine Cards. A great challenge for me as I do Masculine Monday You Tube tutorials.



Once again I have turned to Wetlands for my masculine card.  I love this set because its not obviously a masculine set and therefore very versatile.  But I think it lends itself to masculine cards without being in your face - if you get my meaning!

I used Early Espresso cardstock for the base and the Designer Series Paper is from the gorgeous Falling in Love from the Spring/Summer catalogue.  Not probably your first thought for male cards as it has a lot of pink in it but that's the beauty of our Designer Series Paper - they are double sided and I loved the neutral background on this paper.  The opposite side is quite pink as you can see from this little picture below.

I used our Watercolour Pencils and a blender pen to colour in the goose and marker pens to stamp the ferns with the two colours.  I edged the top of the DSP and the greeting with a touch of Tangerine Tango and Rose Red ink just to give a hint of a sunset.  A touch of the Burlap Ribbon, one of my favourites and the Decorative Punch label for the sentiment completed this card.  This was all made with one stamp set!

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iF YOU LOVE TO CRAFT AND LIVE IN MY AREA WHY NOT COME ALONG TO MY CLASSES.  THEY ARE HELD DURING THE DAY AND IN THE EVENINGS AND ARE GREAT FUN.  ALL THESE LADIES WERE BEGINNERS JUST A MONTH AGO AND ALL THOUGHT THEY COULDN'T CRAFT. BUT WITH STAMPIN' UP! YOU REALLY CAN.




HAPPY CRAFTING

 
 

4 comments:

Marsha J Reed said...

Hi Fiona! You card is a great masculine card. I love the Wetlands stamp set and am so glad it is now on my shelf. It's one I'll keep even after it's retired. Thanks for joining us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Fiona said...

Thanks Marsha it's a great go to set isn't it!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Awesome news for SU demos in UK about the award. Thanks for sharing that and for sharing your great masculine card in this weeks Watercooler Wednesday challenge. I love that you can use the cards you make for your sessions. What a bonus. Wetlands is one of my all time favourite sets and always perfect for a masculine card. I like how you teamed it up with that great DSP from the Occasions catalogue. Good job!

Heather Hopson said...

Hi Fiona, You have used one of my favorite stamp sets and created a beautiful Masculine card. Really nice colors you have used and I love the burlap - finishes the card perfectly. Thank you for sharing your card and joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday.