' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Male Birthday card

Monday 28 August 2023

Male Birthday card

Hello Bloggers! For those in the UK I hope you have enjoyed this bank holiday. Shame about the weather but at least, unlike previous summers, we can admire the green and pleasant land that William Blake made famous in his poem. 
The long weekend has afforded me more crafting time and this is what I did with it:

Once again, I reverted to type and chose a CAS design, almost all one layer bar the sentiment.

I started with colouring the distant hill with Distress inks, having masked the sky, then inked up the foreground (I masked the previous hill). I added grass detail with Stampscapes stamps in shades of green. 

Next, I stamped my focal feature, a plane stamp from the STAMPlorations "Born to Roam" set.
With the plane in place, I then added the clouds with inks and the Clouds stencil also from STAMPlorations. 

The sentiment is from Phill Martin "Essential Sentiments", popped up on foam pads and attached with twine. 

And for once I'm not unhappy with the result!

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the SSS Wednesday Challenge,  
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  1. A perfect masculine card Christine, the scene not unlike what we saw yesterday, a family bbq a few miles away and there was an air show close by which gave us a good display from the garden. Thanks so much for sharing with us at We Love Stamping challenge.

    B x

  2. Me again Christine, your not linked up at WLS yet (came via my reading list)!

    B x

  3. What an inventive card! Great design. Thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping.

  4. Fabulous masculine card and great masking. All the elements go so well together!
    Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping!

  5. I really like this card. I think the grasses in the foreground really help with the depth and make you feel as if you are looking up.