Continuing with my Valentine’s Day series, today I’m sharing a design for a masculine card that you can make with the Sure Do Love You Bundle. I made this card for both my husband and son. (Shh! They’ll never know they got the same card!!!)
At first glance, the Sure Do Love You stamps and coordinating Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies look very girly and traditional. But included in that stamp set is this very rustic looking heart that’s great for guy cards!
I stamped the hearts with Early Espresso and Dapper Denim ink and cut them out with the coordinating framelits. Continuing with my rustic theme, I chose a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, and after trimming it down to fit the background of the card, I used the remaining paper to stamp the leaves.
I created an ombre watercolor wash on both the Stitched Square background and “love” die cut (from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies.) First, I cut them out of watercolor paper. Then, I used an Aqua Painter to cover each piece entirely with clear water. Next, I squeezed my ink pads to pool ink in the lids (Dapper Denim, Marina Mist and Pool Party.) I dipped my Aqua Painter in the ink and painted in a horizontal motion to blend the colors evenly.
To make the “love” die cut stand out, I painted the ombre effect opposite of the background, with the darker color on top.
I decided to create my own custom sentiment of “love you always.” I had the love die cut, and the Sure Do Love You stamp set included the “Always” heart, but I needed a YOU for in-between. To accomplish this, I used the stamp that says “Just For You” and only inked the “You” with my Early Espresso ink pad. You could also use a Stampin’ Write Marker to brush ink on just that one word. Afterwards, I used a Classic Label Punch to punch out the word. Then, I fed the right side through the punch again to cut a V in the end.
To tie in all the die cut pieces, I layered some Copper Trim under the “love” die. This trim is great, because you can pull it apart and shape it to look super rustic. It’s definitely one of my all time favorite trims!
I love the way this card came together! Mission accomplished!!!
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