This card is a combination of a couple challenges. The Late Night Stampers Make a Masculine Card Challenge and Mary Jo's, Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.
Here is Mary Jo's sketch. And below is my Masculine Card for LNS using her sketch.
I started with a base of Soft Suede cardstock. I added a piece of the woodgrain pattern in Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper pack. I used a strip of Really Rust cardstock for the punched scallop edge.
For my focal piece, I stamped the Pheasant from Stampin' Up!'s Autumn Days stamp set in Versamark and then Soft Suede Classic ink and stamped it on Whisper White cardstock. It was then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I sponged Really Rust Classic Ink along the bottom. I punched a 1 1/4 circle from xerox paper and temporarily placed it in the upper left corner as a mask. I sponged Summer Sun Classic Ink around the top portion, removed the mask and lightly added a little more Summer Sun and Really Rust Classic Inks. I stamped the grass from Autumn Days in Soft Suede, also stamping off once for a lighter dimensional look. I layered this on Really Rust cardstock. I stamped the small leaves from Autumn Days in Soft Suede on Soft Suede cardstock and Really Rust on Summer Sun cardstock, then cut them out and adhered to the bottom left corner. I stamped Happy Birthday from Teeny, Tiny Wishes in Chocolate Chip on Really Rust and punched it out with the Modern Label Tag and added two mini Gold brads on each side. That is popped up with dimensionals.
I think this will be a nice Birthday Card for my father in law! Enjoy the week!
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