Thursday, May 31, 2018

Authentique Accolade Collection - Scraps to Masculine Cards

a Country Craft Creations Design Team share

Well my friends I think this just about does it for the scraps from Authentique's Accolade collection  I have some stickers left and a few papers I'm saving for other masculine/graduation projects as time goes on.  I did want to leave you with a little inspiration for some guy cards since I know many of you struggle for ideas, as I do, for the guys in your life.


I made a total of 7 cards for you using up the scraps and stickers from the collection.  All cards are on a Kraft card base, 4" x 5 1/2".  Here I've fussy cut the hot air balloon and added some accents with thin black twine.  I used a sentiment stamp to tie it all together.


Inside was left pretty simple with just the fussy cut camera and some lined paper to write my greeting on.  I did ink all around the edges, inside and out with an espresso colored ink.


I wanted to give you some food for thought on the video (link at the bottom of the blog post).  I used two Distress Oxide inks and one regular Distress ink to color up the Accolade paper.  I moved the inks around using Tattered Angels Glimmermist in Dazzling Diamonds. 


Keep in mind when you're working with your papers you can always change up the colors by the use of mists and inks.  I love how these papers took to the blues.  A great guy card.  The stickers were from my stash.  They've been hanging around for eons just waiting for me to pluck them out and glue them down.  I'm not much of a packaged sticker person but after seeing how cute these cards turned out I'm thinking I may look at them a little closer when I see them in the close out bins.


I wanted to share one more card on the blog post and you can check out the video for the other four examples of using your scraps. In the 12x12" papers I had two of these flying pigs.  OMG aren't they adorable?  There's just something about a flying pig.  I knew I had to do a couple 'over the hill' cards for a birthday I'm belated on and one that's just around the corner.  I know both of the guy recipients are going to get a laugh out of them.  


I used those super cheap alpha stamps that you can get in the close out bins, I have several of them in my crafty stamp drawers.  The fonts are funky and fit perfectly with the little pig.  

Check out the video for a short how I did it with the Oxide inks and other examples to spur your imagination creating your own masculine cards from scraps.  Happy crafting and thanks so much for joining me today.  I know time is precious and you just don't realize how much I appreciate you all for sharing a little of your time with me!


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