Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Hooked on Fishing masculine mixed media card
Today I have for you a masculine card. I recently won images from Altered pages and Unruly Paperarts challenge blog. I just thought the fish net and fish image went together perfectly! I used Quick Quotes new papers for the background. This card would be perfect for my brother who is an avid fisherman. In fact, he is ranked one of the top Kayak Bass Fishermen in the State of Tennessee!
I made some Cricut images, I just love the metallic paper for the hook! I almost raided my son's tackle box, but I thought that might be a bit dangerous, a paper hook is better. LOL! The Unstampabelles challenge blog's twist for their Boys will be Boyz challenge is to give some tips on what makes a good masculine card. I know a lot of people have trouble with masculine cards, I don't seem to have that problem...but maybe because I have to make a lot of masculine cards for all the boys in my life. My number one tip is to DISTRESS! I usually go with a darker color for chalking than I would if it were for a female. Second tip is to avoid feminine embellishments like flowers. I will still use "bling" but more enamel dots versus light reflecting shapes. I should have said this one first but start with a masculine image. It doesn't mean you can't use a butterfly, but if you start with fish, gears, a car, a deer, or other woodland animal you card will probably end up masculine even if you stick a flower on there.
Quick Quotes chalking inks: Coal miner, maraschino cherry, tahiti
Cricut images: fish hook from Sponge Bob and Hooked from Outdoor Man
misc card stock for cuts
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/2015/09/freshly-brewed-challenge-sept-30-oct-6.html until 10/6x
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.com/2015/09/44-card-challenge-anything-goes.html until 10/8x
Thanks so much for stopping by!