Saturday, June 4, 2022

Nightscape Guy Cards

Hello everyone! I am back today sharing two guy cards featuring the brand new June Product of the Month Grunge Gears Stencil from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I confess, I had zero inspiration before this stencil arrived in the mail. I just started pulling sets out I thought might work with it and let the ideas flow from there.

I created the backgrounds almost exactly the same way. The lighthouse one is fainter because I started with a layer of speckled egg distress oxide ink since I wasn't sure I liked the first one I did. In the end, I decided to use both.

First, I taped down the stencil over a piece of white cardstock. Then, I went over it with distress oxide inks(picked raspberry, wilted violet, faded jeans and chipped sapphire). I continued to blend the inks until I was happy with it. Once I removed the stencil, I went over the background lightly with a combination of faded jeans and chipped sapphire. I die cut the panel, masked off a line with post-it notes where I wanted the water to be and went over that section heavy handed with chipped sapphire.

After I removed the post it notes, I heat set the ink and embossed the images with black powder along the water line. Don't forget to use an anti static powder first! I used post-it notes to mask off the embossed areas to add white paint splatters to the top and water texture to the bottom with white pigment ink and a texture stamp. Finally, I stamped the sentiment with black ink directly on the panel, matted the panel with black and attached to a white base. 


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  1. Super cool gear stencil!! Perfectly masculine and a fantastic take on our "on the water" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our challenge!!

  2. Wow, those scenes really make in impact, they are stunning! Love the bold colors and how you used the stencil Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys and at Krafty Chicks.

  3. These are just gorgeous! LOVE the backgrounds of both! Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! ((HUGS)) Helen

  4. Both of your cards are absolutely wonderful, I love those rich blues! Greta card design, Hugs, Chrisx