Country Livin

Stampin' Up! Country Livin' Masculine Greeting Card

How about a monochromatic masculine "Country Livin" card? I decided to use early espresso ink as my main color for this rustic gem, and a super easy watercolor technique.

I stamped the images in early espresso ink, and used a blender pen to gently rub over the lines of the images to spread the color around. Since the Stampin Up ink pads are water-based, it makes them the perfect watercolor ink. ( except the archival black and grey ink pads)

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I wanted it a little darker on some of the lines of the boots and guitar, so I simply squeezed some ink into the lid of the ink pad and picked it up with the blender pen to pin point these darker spots.

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I used the "Thoughtful Banners" stamp set for the greeting and the "Classic Label Punch" to punch it out- then trimmed the ends with paper snips.

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The linen thread and burlap ribbon, totally pull off the "country" theme of this manly card.

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A little sponging around the edges with early espresso ink give this card a down home rustic vibe.

I love how quickly this card came together. And hey, if you don't have a big burly cowboy to send this card to, it will certainly work for a lil' lady as well.

Hope you enjoyed my monochramtic take on the "Country Livin" stamp set.

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Until the next time...

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Product List

Blender Pens
$10.00
Glue Dots
$5.25