Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Serendipity Stamps Masculine Card Challenge

Good morning!

It is Serendipity Stamps challenge day here. This week the Design Team was challenged to make a masculine card.

I thought immediately of this Buck and Doe stamp that I have from Serendipity. It is large, so I wanted to make it the focal point and build the rest of the card around it.

I first stamped the buck and doe onto a piece of Rustic White cardstock, cut them out, and set them aside. Then I took another piece of Rustic White cardstock and some Distress Ink (Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, and Stormy Sky) and created my scene. I used a foam applicator and my non-stick craft mat to apply the ink to the card and blend it together. I stamped the image again onto my inked up piece so that the other details (the branch and grass) would be there.

I inked up my buck and doe with some Pumice Stone Distress Ink so they weren't so bright white, and adhered them to my card with foam tape. I decided to go with a sort of generic sentiment (Enjoy!) that could be used for a number of occasions - birthday, Father's Day, the first day of deer hunting season, whatever. :)

I tied hemp cord around the top to add some rustic texture. Simple style, no frills, and an interesting subject are a perfect mix for masculine!

Glad you could stop by today, check out the other DT members, too!


Have a great day!


Buck and Doe, Enjoy! - Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: Ripe Avocado, Rustic Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Close to Cocoa - Stampin' Up!; Stormy Sky, Forest Moss, Crushed Olive, Pumice Stone Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Hemp cord


  1. Oh my! Anya this is gorgeous. Your background technique is done perfectly. Love it. The deer seem to pop off the page and look real!

  2. Great card! I love the background it looks great! And I agree with Jennifer it really makes the deer pop!

  3. Great masculine card Anya! love the cut out deer and the nice sponged bg!

  4. This is beautiful Anya! I LOVE the background and the popped up deer look great!

  5. Gorgeous Anya, love how you did this!

  6. Awesome guy card Anya! I'm loving that BG!

  7. Oh Anya - this is a wonderful masculine card. Outstanding background for these wonderful outdoorsy images. Love it!


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