Friday, April 5, 2019

Stag and Woodgrain

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a card I made for a man, and it has already been received.  I created the background behind the stag with Distress Inks using the ink-smooshing technique.


Die: Memory Box Graceful Stag Collage
Embossing folder:  Taylored Expressions Woodgrain
Inks:  Distress Inks (various shades of brown, orange, yellow, red)

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27 comments:

KraftyKoolKat said...

Awesome sweetie. I am sure the man concerned loved it as much as me.
Hugs
Cathy
xxx

Dotty Jo said...

This is lovely, Jo x

DIANA L. said...

This is awesome Karen, I love the woodgrain with the stag, perfect guy card
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Chandhini said...

Great card, love the embossing on the BG, ink smooshing makes the die cut pop.

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is such a pretty card design and sure to be man pleasing for most. I love the wood grain and the deer design of the die.

Donna Ellis said...

Such a majestic creation against the wood grain, KT. I especially like that there is some "white" space in your DI smooshing technique. It's a wonderful card! Hoping hubby is improving, and please don't ever be concerned about falling behind commenting on my blog. I'm no longer able to comment on every blog post my friends make, and just do my best, so I assume everyone else is doing the same. You're so caring. love, de

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love that ink smooshing technique you used on your panel with the die cut deer...gorgeous and love that you put it on an embossed woodgrain background. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Cupcake Inspirations.

Fikreta said...

It's a wodnerful card!
hugs

Jo said...

Fabulous make.....love the stag against that inky background x

Mia said...

What a stunning card! Kisses, my friend.

jimlynn said...

Perfect background to go behind that majestic looking deer. Fabulous masculine card!
Lynn

Andrea W said...

Very cool! The stag die cut looks wonderful against your inky background.

Donna said...

What a stunning card, like the gray embossed background and stag die, and your ink smooshed distress ink background is amazing, it really steals the show! Have a wonderful weekend!

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Kitty!! Your ink-smooshing panel behind the sweet stag is just awesome!!! Wow!! Such bold and vibrant colours and fabulous shades it has!!! Mines are never so beautiful! :) Love the design with the little high frame and the white embossed background! It's a great way to make CAS cards and just perfect for a masculine recipients as it haven't embellishments but looks so striking! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Big hugs!

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, this is a wonderful card. Love the embossed and inked backgrounds. Great masculine card.

terrie said...

Again you have out-did yourself with the background for the stag image...I love the card and thanks for sharing it....well done my blog friend

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Kitty, love the background and stag silhouette.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Patti said...

Great manly card Kitty!! The background you created for your stag is incredible!! and I am loving that embossing folder! Perfect!!

Scrapper69 said...

Very, Very Cool! LOVE the smooshed background and the stag! Perfect Masculine card!

Theresa

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous, such a fabulous background and elegant stag.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Sandy said...

So pretty! I love what you did with the distress ink! I just ordered some yesterday. Thank you for playing along with us over at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges!
-Sandy, DT

Jac’s Playground said...

Stunning card, fabulous backgrounds and love the stag die, Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Sue Crease said...

Lovely masculin card. Great embossed card linking in well with your image. Also loved the smooching too. Thanks for linking up at A Gem of a Challenge this week.

Cardsbycheryl said...

HI Jo, What a stunning card. I love everything about it especially the woodgrain embossing folder which I think makes the stag and those magnificent colours stand out. Stunning stunning. Thanks for joining in with us at the Incy Wincy Designs challenge. Thanks Cheryl DT
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Melanie said...


Great masculine card! Your smooshed watercolors create a perfect background for the stag. The embossing adds so much texture. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble #25.

Suzanne H said...

I don't have any distressed inks, but I might try the smooshing technique. All your cards come out great with it. I have trouble with masculine cards. Love this one!

Helen said...

Fab card - very striking with the inked background.

Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

Helen x