Wednesday, December 5, 2012

masculine cards . . . .

are difficult for me most times.



This is a card I made for a friend whose birthday is this week.  The tree stamp is an older Penny Black.  I used a technique that I learned years ago, but had pretty much not done in forever, called shadow stamping (or offset stamping).  A card made by the oh, so talented Elizabeth Allan recently made me want to try it again. 

Elizabeth used delicata gold ink to stamp over her tree but I don't have that pad.  I used Brilliance lightning black, which has some very subtle gold undertones that are hard to capture in a photo.  It is one of my favorite Brilliance pads.  The green ink is Memento bamboo.  The sentiment is Hero Arts and the paper is Basic Grey. 

Have a great day!

13 comments:

sheila said...

This is a perfect masculine card Joy....I think that you nailed it. I love the offset stamping shown here too....beautiful.

Linda said...

your masculine card is marvelous Joy! I too have a hard time with masculine cards. Your offset trees are beautifully done.

Lin said...

Brilliant! :)) Must remember to try this technique - love how it turned out!

Virginia L. said...

This is awesome, Joy! Love your scene and it is so perfect for a guy! Isn't Elizabeth amazing? Hope you have a splendid day!

Beate said...

Oh...I love this card, Joy!
Hugs and smiles

Barb said...

It turned out beautifully, Joy! Perfect for a guy - love it!

Deirdre said...

Did you see you won over on Sarah's Blog? http://sarahjmoerman.blogspot.ie/2012/12/reminder-giveaway-winners.html

Cindy C. said...

A fabulous masculine card!! Well done!

claudine hellmuth said...

hi Joy!! I couldn't find your email so I am posting a comment! you were chosen as the winner for my stamp set giveaway. if you can email your address to me at claudine at collageartist dot com I'll send it off to you!! thank you!!

Dawn said...

beautifully done Joy. Great card. And two wins... congrats

Elizabeth Allan said...

Joy your shadow/echo stamping is beautiful. Love the stamp you used it with too! And the colors...FANTASTIC!

Maureen Morton said...

I'm not familiar with this technique, so thanks for the intro. You used it beautifully and this card is perfect for a man. Thanks for sharing!

walchowDesign said...

Beautifully done with the double stamping, Joy! So coincident that I made a double stamping card too and will blog it later!