This is a quick and easy, and extremely simple boy’s card, made for the Inspired by Stamping’s August Blog Hop Masculine challenge.
I’ve used a white cardtopper that’s been cut slightly smaller than the cardbase.
To start with, using Peacock Feathers distress ink, I stamped the “Mesh” stamp from Kaszazz. (That’s the big stamp that looks a bit like chicken wire!) Then using Peacock Feathers Distress Stain, I made a couple of splotches over the top of the Mesh stamp by literally banging the distress stain down onto the paper quickly. The quicker you do it, the more splash lines you’ll get.
I then added another splotch higher up the card.
I cut out three stars – two small black stars, and one larger one. The larger one was made from a scrap of card that I had in my scrap box. I’d brayered it some time ago, but didn’t use that piece. Before adding it to the card I lightly sponged it with Black Soot Distress Ink, just to take the shine off it. I felt it looked too girly beforehand.
The black stars were glued directly onto the card, but the larger one was popped up on dimensionals.
The “Birthday Wishes” greeting is from Inspired by Stamping, and is from the Pirates stamp set.
I felt the background was a little bare, so I lightly sprayed some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Chalkboard Apricot Nectar, making sure I got some heavy drops. Last of all, I added some rhinestones. Not too girly, me thinks.
That’s it – very quick and easy card. You could make this into an effective girl’s card but changing up the colours.
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