So, about a month ago, Paper Crafts Magazine had a call for masculine cards. Two of the companies that I design for encouraged us to submit, so I got on my crafty bandwagon and went to work. Now, I need to let you know that I have never had luck with PaperCrafts magazine in the past, but it is important to me to promote the companies I design for so I gave it a go again. Here are a few of the cards that I created!
For this card, I used one of my favourite DCWV stacks called Sunday Afternoon. This stack is filled with fun patterns in great, playful colours. And the best part is that is has all sorts of shapes that can be cut out for embellishments. This was a super fast CAS card, and the only materials I used besides the paper were some Liquid Pearls and a bit of Trendy Twine.
For this card, I got out the My Sunshine stack and played with the alphabet sheet. On this piece of patterned paper, there are all sorts of stamped letters – some in a bold, darb blue colour. I decided to isolate those darker colours to spell the work “dad” simply by cutting them out and then matting them on white cardstock. This is an effect you could also get if you have some alphabet stamps and different coloured inks. I used some of the Cork adhesive sheets in the background for some extra texture, and then just a bit of Liquid Pearl in the corners.
I love this one – this card was also made with the My Sunshine Stack from DCWV (and a bit of the adhesive cork too – this stuff is great)! I simply cut the main sentiment from one of the sheets in the stack, added some Distress Ink and Trendy Twine, and then added the handwritten word “unconditionally” to the bottom, making sure to line up the patterns in the paper. I just love the message in this one…I can’t wait to give it away!
Well, I didn’t have any more luck this time than I have had in the past. Man, sometimes it is really hard to apply to magazine calls and design teams and get those “no thanks” messages. But I hope that somewhere in here, you will find a bit of inspiration that will encourage you to try something different, or just scraplift a sketch or design idea. Get carfting people – it will make me feel better!
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