Today I have another Father's day card to share with you inspired by the IO Challenge, " Let's Hear it for the Boys". We were challenged to break out our IO stamps and create a card for the Fella's in our lives... 8-) And you know, this is good practice for me, 'cause if you read my previous post regarding the Male Perspective, lol then you know I have been trying to improve my skills where it comes to Masculine cards.
I started off by pulling out all my IO CAC stamps so I could decide which ones to use to create my custom masculine style DP for my BG. First I chose I O's CAC Newsprint and and stamped it onto some Parchment CS from my stash with Memento Rich Coco. And then to add a little something extra, I used IO's CAC Spatter in two different shades of Distress ink, Brushed Corduroy and Tea Dye. Then I just sponged on top and around the edges some Antique Linen and more Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. I did two different version of this as the first one you see hear looked a bit overly Antiquey to me lol, so I did a lighter version too. Not sure which one I like best.. hmmm..
Anyway, to finish these two up was pretty easy.. I added a bit of digi DP from Basic Grey's Hang Ten collection, (that's the wood panel) stamped my IO Sentiment with Memento Rich Coco onto a scrap of parchment CS from my stash, inked the edges with a little Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and matted everything up with some dark brown CS from my stash. I Popped my Sentiment up with a few dimensionals and for my finishing touch, I added the cool masculine type brads which I colored up with my Copics to match.
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend & thanks so much for dropping by!