Hey peeps. I’m back with another masculine card with Brea Reese alcohol inks. I know many of us struggle with making masculine cards. I’m trying to break that cycle and make at least one masculine card a week so I have plenty on hand when I need them. Making masculine cards with Brea Reese alcohol inks is quick and easy.
For today’s card I wanted to add lots of texture to my card for a really cool look. First I applied three darks colors of ink onto 110lb card stock with a blending tool. Next I came back in with a piece of felt wrapped around the edge of a straight ruler and laid down a few irregular stripes with yellow, red and green inks. This gave a great color variation. Once this panel was dried I ran it through my die cutting machine with an embossing folder. I have done this technique before and I always love how it looks.
Keeping this card clean and simple, I die cut out a quick thanks sentiment from Simon Says Stamp using brown and yellow card stock. Next I stamped out a sentiment from the Thankful Heart stamp set also from Simon Says Stamp and heat embossed it in gold embossing powder. I trimmed that piece down to form a small banner I could pop under the thanks die cut. I also swiped on a small amount of gold alcohol over there raised areas of the background. To finish off the card I adhered it to a yellow card base.
I’m so happy with the way this card turned out. What’s so amazing with the Brea Reese alcohol inks, the variations of backgrounds are endless. Here’s a close up of this stunning card. You can click on my Brea Reese Alcohol Inks link to see more projects from me.
I would love to see what designs you come up with using Brea Reese alcohol inks. Make sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see your work. Have a great day everyone and I’ll see you back here soon.