Hi everyone. Todays card is for the Hero Arts monthly challenge here which is to make a masculine card as well as follow a sketch.
For my card I decided to make it out of balsa wood, what could be more manly than a wood card, right? This wood comes in different thicknesses and can be found at arts & craft stores.
I ran the wood through my Cuttlebug using Nestabilities Labels Eight die and stamped the plaid background with Distress Ink. I inked up the fern stamp with various colours of Distress Inks and stamped over the plaid. I really like how the wood grain doesn't allow for a perfect stamped image, I think it gives the card a more rustic feel.
The brown paper on the bottom of the card is actually sandpaper that has different speckles of browns and blacks in it. It's hard to see the great texture it adds to the card. I added a sentiment and button and did some more distressing around the edges of the card.
Wishing you an inky day!