Masculine Monday brings this nostalgic card from Kimberly.
The card base is a pre-prepared kraft base with a watercolor die cut (of sorts) stitched on. I admit this is a bit of a stretch, but the card base is just perfect for the card I had in mind. I colored the background using Colorburst watercolor pigments. The images and sentiment are from a Ken Oliver stamp.- Kimberly
I used some dies that I had not used before.
I purchased this set of nesting dies because they were on clearance and I thought they could make a cute masculine card, but I had never used them before. I used all but the very smallest one and cut them on my Cuttlebug on black card stock. I then kind of mushed them on at a time on my Versmark ink pad covering some more than others. I applied Perfect Pearls in Perfect Copper which made them look like aged metallic. I embossed a piece of white card stock with an embossing folder from Darice and went over it with black Distress Ink using a sponge applicator. I put an eyelet in the center of each cog (something I don't use a lot of) and just placed them in a pattern that worked. I used foam tape to pop up a couple of the top ones. The sentiment was printed from my computer and cut using another nesting die and cut again in the next size from black for a border. I love nesting dies for this reason and use them often. - Denise