Tuesday, April 5, 2011


One of the themes for the April Hero Arts challenge is to make masculine cards.  Here is a card I made:

Pretty much a one layer card, except for the small accent strip along the bottom.  The background was created on white cardstock using distress inks - scattered straw, tea dye, wild honey, rusty hinge and walnut stain.  The leaf clusters and sentiment were stamped in brown ink.  The pp strip was cut from one of the striped papers in the Hello Luscious paper pad.  I added some "dew drops" to a few of the leaves and around the image using glossy accents. 


Hero Arts stamps used:

CG288 Leaf Clusters
CL497 Find Joy


Tiffany said...

This is the perfect shading, and colors for your manly card, love the background effect behind the leaves!

Barb said...

Love your beautiful, distressed background, Joy! Pretty card!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful distressing, Joy! Love the shadow circle around the leaves!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hi Joy! Thanks for popping by my bloggy blog and leaving a comment. I'm enjoying your blog too! This card is so nice...simple yet it has so many layers. Beautiful! Have a great day.

sheila said...

simple and lovely! this is a real beauty! and the dew drops...what a great idea!