Earlier in the week I was in need of some stamp therapy. I wanted to sit down and create. I didn’t necessarily want to think about what I wanted to teach and share with you, which is what I normally do…I just wanted to stamp. I decided to find a stamping challenge to join in with, and that turned into three stamping challenges which led to me creating the card below.
I decided to join in with The Paper Players, CASology, and Global Design Project challenges for this week. I originally planned to create separate cards for these challenges, but the ideas were overlapping in my mind, so I created one card that met the requirements for all of them.
The Paper Players challenge was to create a clean and simple masculine card. The Global Design Project challenge was to use Pear Pizzazz, Pale Papaya and Balmy Blue colors. The CASology challenge was to create a clean and simple card using masking.
I used blending brushes to create the background. I stamped the image of the man holding the child using Crumb Cake ink, stamped off once. Then I watercolored it using water painters. I cut it out by hand and attached it to the card using dimensionals. I stamped the greeting using the Stamparatus to allow me to stamp several times in the same place for a deeper color. I wanted to make sure it showed up over the background, and I was sticking to using Balmy Blue instead of a darker color for the color challenge.
Recently I’ve been sharing a video tutorial for every single one of the projects I share here on my site, but I’m planning to start creating some projects like this one without a tutorial video. I can share more ideas if I don’t create videos for all of them, so I hope you understand!
Occasionally I think about organizing my own stamping challenges. If I did this, would you join in?
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Very pretty, Anna! I love the blended background you created, and how you stamped the sentiment partially off the background. The water colored image adds to much interest. Thank you for playing with The Paper Players this week!
You’re welcome. Thank you, it was fun!
Lovely CAS masculine card! The watercoloring and soft background go perfectly with your sentiment! So glad the challenges inspired you! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!
Thank you Amanda! I enjoyed playing along this week.
Such a great masculine card, Anna! The soft colors are awesome. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!