Harvest Life’s Gifts, a Masculine Fall Card

I needed a fall card for a friend and it’s hard to find cards that are masculine so I found this stamp from Inkadinkado that doesn’t have a name but is #0604 93161.  I also used a stamp from Stampin’ Up called Fantastic Foliage.  I used craft card stock that is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″ or 8 1/2″ tall scored in half at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ .  I took a leaf from the Fantastic Foliage set and stamped them all around the edges of my craft card stock with Mellow Moss Ink from Stampin’ Up.   I cut out the image of the truck on a piece of paper with some tape runner on it, that I rubbed with my fingers so it wasn’t so sticky,  or you could use a post-it-note.  I stamped my truck image on  a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper that was 5 1/4 x 4″ with Archival Gray Ink from Stampin’ Up.  I put my mask over the truck and used a Stampin’ Up background stamp called Canvas with Mellow Moss ink,  laid the stamp on my table with the stamp side up .  I put the stamped truck paper over the canvas stamp and rubbed it really well, holding it with one hand while rubbing with the other. My edges weren’t stamped perfectly, so I trimmed the watercolor paper down to 3 3/4  x 5 “. I ran the watercolor paper edges along the Mellow Moss ink pad to distress the edges.  I colored my truck image with water based markers from Stampin’ Up.  My blender pen was a Dove blender pen and comes in a set with extra nibs and a bottle of blender fluid and I’ve found them on Amazon for under $10 for the set.  I used a ceramic tile to use as a palette for my inks.  You can use a piece of acetate (plastic) or a glass plate or a piece of plastic from a take out container, anything that won’t absorb your ink.  I used Glossy Accents on parts of my image to make them shiny.  I put fun foam under the image and attached it to the craft card stock.  I used some burlap looking ribbon and put on the side of the truck and tied a fake bow on the ribbon. I used orange washi tape to run around the envelope.  After I was off camera, I added more color to the truck so it was a little brighter.  Since it’s a card for a man, I decided not to “bling it up” too much.  I hope you enjoy this card tutorial.


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