Sparkles challenge – men only!

Hello there. It’s time for a new theme over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges and this time it’s men only – we want to see your masculine cards! I’ve gone with some brand new stamps for this card – I picked them up at the IndigoBlu Open Day on Saturday, which I went to with my sister while I was visiting her as they’re based in my home town. Along with the Sparkles theme, I also incorporated the challenge of ‘stencils’ from Inkspirational

I srated by blending Stampin’ Up!’s ‘pool party’ ink onto a square of white card and then stamped IndigoBlu’s ‘geo circle background’ in grey ink. This fab stamp was included in our goodie bags at the weekend!

I added stars to the background by blending the ‘pool party’ through a stencil my sister had bought at the Open Day as part of a pack. The stars were on one corner, so I repositioned it several times to get the coverage I wanted. I splattered them with water and blooted with paper towel to break them up a little. Once dry I stamped the sentiment twice in grey ink, mounted the topper onto a layer of SU ‘basic grey’ card and then to a 6×6 card blank.

I’d also bought IndigoBlu’s ‘fly high’ stamps set, so stamped two of the planes onto white card and fussy cut them. I coloured them with ‘basic grey’ ink and a waterbrush, and added a little wash of ‘pool party’ to the background of each to soften the white card. I glued a little scrap of card onto the back of each plane and then added them to the card front.

Really pleased with how this turned out. So what masculine card will you create? Hop over to Sparkles for more inspiration from the design team and then come and play along with us.

6 thoughts on “Sparkles challenge – men only!

  1. Awesome masculine card! I love IndigoBlu stamps but only have one in my stash (a motorcycle) that I need to bring back out to play as I’ve only used it once! Thanks for the inspiration!

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