Monday, June 23, 2008

Manly turned Baby

I am not very good at kreating the 'ol masculine card (as I know many of you are in my same shoes)... So, while I was testing out my Seeing Spots (actually for the post below- you can see more manly there), I asked my hubby if he thought this background was masculine... 'if it were for a baby boy, maybe' - the Bashful Blue base was too 'babyish' for his manliness *wink*. Well ok than, I'll run with that.
I kept my Bashful Blue base and my spots inked in Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss and Bashful Blue. I then took my little hippo from Pun Fun and stamped him on Watercolor Paper with VersaMark. I then sprinkled some Black Embossing Powder and heated it up, to define him. I used my Aquapainter to color him in with Brocade Blue and Garden Green. TIP: With your stamp pad closed, squeeze the pad in the center and when you open it up you will have alittle pool of ink on the inside cover to dab your Aquapainter in.
I mounted him on Mellow Moss and then on Chocolate Chip and finished it off with a simple strand of Mellow Moss Grosgrain behind my layers. Simple card and I loved the way it turned out. And believe it or not, the very next day I was in need of a little boy card. Good thing I sometimes listen to the hubby :) *double wink* Just kidding, he can be great when I need affirmation. I hated to part with it, but it was a fairly simple card to make, so I quick made a double to keep with my stash :) Thanks for lookin'! Hope you like him! Good luck with your manly card :)

For now, go kreate


Mary Fish said...

I love your sweet watercolored hippo. Pun Fun is my favorite animal set!

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Tanya said...

Love it! :)