Welcome to my crafty blog and another Father’s Day card. Stampin’ Up!’s ‘whiskey business’ set is so useful for masculine cards. I’ve picked up four challenges for this creation: the colours are from TGIF, the drink theme from The Paper Players and As You See It (both of whom have ‘beverage’ in their challenge), and finally Less is More‘s ‘masculine’.
I started by stamping the glass and decanter in ‘shadow grey’ Archival ink – the glass first, which I then masked so the decanter sits behind it. I don’t have the SU colours in TGIF’s challenge, so matched the colours against my Pergaliner pencils. I then shaded the decanter and glass using yellow and light brown pencils – a Pergamano blending nib is very useful for smoothing out the two colours.
I grounded the glass and decanter by shading more of the light brown below them, and then added the blue around the upper part. I left the colouring a bit scruffy to give the effect of texture. I ran a black Sharpie around the edge of the card and attached it to a 6×6 kraft card blank.
The final touch was to add a couple of sentiment, again in the ‘shadow grey’, with ‘Dad’ from the retired ‘truly tailored’ set and ‘straight up’ from ‘whiskey business’.
Not quite a one layer card, but there are no embellishements on it (not even my favourite Glossies!)