A Cut Above Summer Card. Do you struggle with cards for men, or is that just me? A few of my male friends have birthdays coming up in the next few weeks, so I need to make cards for each of them soon. This is the first, and I already know who I will be sending it to, because they have a hammock in their garden, so this is perfect!
As the image is quite small it can look a little odd if it is not ‘grounded in some way, so I used one of the dies from Stitched So Sweetly set. Adding this towards the top right with the sentiment bridging the gap to the left side really helps. Adding some texture with one of the embossing folders from the Meadow Moments set also helps to ground the die cut.
With such a small image, I don’t think it warrants lots of shading in the colouring, just a little added texture is really all that is needed. I only used a few Stampin’ Blends Combos, but love the simplicity of the result. Sometimes ‘LESS’ really is ‘MORE’!
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
Nail Varnish Colours
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