Masculine Inlaid Grunge

Today's card is for a sketch challenge happening over at 
StampNation right now. 
I have been seeing a lot of the Inlaid Die-cutting technique lately and
have been eager to try it. Also, I have been getting requests for more
'man cards' so I thought this was the perfect time to play with all 3 ideas.

I have to say, I LOVE the look of the Inlaid Die-cutting technique and
 will be doing more of that for sure. It's super easy too! Run your piece of 
card stock through the big shot with the die you've chosen. Ink up the two pieces
with different inks and put them back together - it's that simple!
Of course, you know me, I sponged the edges of each piece in the darker shade
before I put them back together.

I used watercolor paper and sponged two different shades of green on the larger
piece and two different shades of blue on the smaller piece. I spritzed them
with some water and then used my heat gun to dry it. It didn't turn out quite like
I wanted it to, but I do like it. I think I need to use a distress ink for more of
a watercolor look but I don't have any - yet that is!

I chose to stamp a tree from the Lovely as a Tree set - and then I decided it 
needed to be 'grunged up' a bit. I made the greeting using my label maker - love
 that thing! I then added the 'tire track' stamp, a few stars and the black twine.

'Man cards' are something I often struggle with and have been challenging
myself to do more of. I'm very happy with how this one turned out.

card stock: sahara sand, basic black, watercolor paper
stamp set: lovely as a tree, border banter, banner blast
ink: old olive, pear pizzazz, marina mist, pool party, stazon
big shot: chalk talk ramelits
embellishments: black twine (company ?)
my label maker

Happy Stampin'
and thaks for visiting!!


Greta said…
Wonderful man card! Great way to use the inlaid die technique!
Susan Powell said…
thank you Greta :)
Michelle said…
I have never heard of that technique and am always happy to learn something new. It is really neat and another great masculine card.