Thursday, October 19, 2017

Falling for You

Good morning! Ardyth here with a masculine autumn-themed card. Many of us struggle to make masculine cards but really they're simple. In fact, I think the simpler, the better! But simple doesn't have to be boring!

Here are some tips:
  • Keep lines clean and shapes simple. 
  • Minimize any kind of embellishment. 
  • Limit your colour palette (both number and brightness of colours).
I started by adding some graphic interest to my background panel. I cut some 2 inch wide masking tape with the curved Elegant Edges Border die and placed them on some kraft cardstock. I sponged with Pumice Stone Distress ink to get a tone-on-tone look and really let the leaf be the focal point. The shape of my ink blended area adds movement to the card but not a lot of clutter.

My sentiment element is the layering panel in the Minnie Pearl Tag Die set. 

Finally, I blended browns, dark reds and orange distress ink on some watercolour cardstock before cutting out my maple leaf from Grand Leaf Trio. 

A Jillian Vance Design Products used:

Other Products used:
White cardstock, kraft cardstock, watercolour cardstock
Distress Ink: Pumice Stone, Aged Mahogony, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Foam tape

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Lisa Lara said...

So cool Ardyth.

Celeste Goff said...

Such a beautiful card Ardyth! Love the rich, autumn colors!

Helen Gullett said...

Fantastic CAS. Love that big leaf spotligh

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

This is a really beautiful card !