Needed to make a masculine birthday card - absolutely no ribbon, brads, bling, scallops, soft corners....nothing! not even a big ole "Hap-py Birthday" on the inside....tough request!
This set from Stampin Up finally came to mind!.....bingo!!...used markers on the stamp to give the image some color. The first thing I stamped, using the grey marker, was the mountain scene. Thought that would give the whole scene some depth. Then colored the tree stamp with markers ...and last is the deer, in black.
If you've never used your markers on your stamps, give it a try...just remember to "huff" .... (just breathe on stamp in hard short bursts - it moistens the marker on the stamp)
Stamps: from SU - Nature Silhouettes, Circle of Frienship, small script from ACM, mountains from Blue Ridge Impressions, little leaves from unknown
Paper: from SU - Burgundy, old olive, hunter green, plaid is from scraps, white
Ink: Memento Black
Markers: from SU - Grey, Burgundy, Choc Chip, Hunter Green, Old Olive
Technique: Huffing, matting
Those masculine cards are tough! I so wanted to add some gold brads or adhesive nail heads to the small green area under the image....or at least a cute little plaid ribbon :( sigh.....
Have a blessed day,