Monday, March 9, 2015

Just Us Girls #283 - WORD Week and Make It Monday #204: Watercolor Smooshing

Masculine cards are hard for me to do.  Today I looked at some of the masculine cards on Pinterest and noted that they were usually done in darker colors and had texture. 

After watching the video on Make it Monday by Paper Trey Ink, about Smooshing with water colors, I thought I just might be able to combine the two challenges.  That is what I have done here in my birthday card, which maybe the one for my Hubby's birthday next month. 

                              
 I started with a base of Moonlite Fog cardstock from GKD. and did my watercolor smooching on watercolor paper.  I used the same ink, Moonlit Fog, along with Dark Sage and Tomato soup, all GKD.

Using the die from PTI called Hugs, I cut out the word HUGS, four times, and adhered them together and then place then back into the front of the card.   
Next I stamped the birthday sentiment from the stamp set called Swoosh. 
So it is all Smoosh and Swoosh!
Sorry, that just slipped out.  Anyway, I think the card looks masculine and it was easier than I though.  

 I will be entering this card in the two challenges this week.

Hop on over to see, there is still time to enter.

http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/make-it-monday/

                      Have a great creative week!

20 comments:

  1. Oh I love your color combo on your 'smooshing' technique! This is an awesome masculine cards.....men need hugs too! Especially birthday hugs, Tom will love this! Wasn't it a fun and easy technique? We must remember to do it again.....and again! :)

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  2. This is a great masculine card! I love the color combo!

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  3. Very pretty colors and love the "hugs." Wonderful technique! I need to go and watch that video. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  4. Really great effect. Love how you did the Hugs as part of the water color, and the sentiment is perfect.

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  5. OMG!!!! I must say this might be one of my absolute favorites of yours Barb!! I really love the colors and the overall design! KUDOS for sure! You are really becoming such a versatile stamper...all my cards look exactly like me! Yours don't do that at all! Super jealous! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Just Us Girls!

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  6. How very striking. Well done.

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  7. Barbara - you have done it again. Another fabulous creation. Love the technique you used great colour combination and the built up HUGS. Such a brilliant MALE card. Lucky Hubby! So pleased and thank you for entering this beauty for my WORD WEEK at Just Us Girls.

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  8. Wow! Wonderful card! The smoosh technique looks great on this masculine card!

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  9. Wow! Great smooching background and love the whole card design and how the HUGS looks perfectly aligned with it.

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  10. Barb, your husband's going to love this! Fabulous masculine look with those colors and the way the smooching turned out! Gorgeous! Or should I say 'handsome'?!

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  11. Oh Barb, I love this so much!!! Your colors, that texture, and how cool is that HUGS die cut!! I'm going right in my craft room and try the smooshing technique - this is just fabulous!! You have totally inspired me!!!!

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  12. Cool and masculine, I love your card, Barb!!

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  13. Oh my gosh these colors are stunning! Perfect for a masculine card! You nailed it! Love this one Barbara!

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  14. This is a fabulous colour combo!

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  15. Wow! This came out fabulous! It's the perfect masculine card and perfect smooshing!

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  16. What a great color combo; perfect for a masculine card! Great idea to make your sentiment partially 3 dimensional by layering the dies. Your background smooshing is fabulous!

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  17. This is my second comment here: I just had a chance to catch up on a few of your latest posts. You've been making amazing cards, and I really appreciate all the inspiration I've gotten with the techniques you've been showcasing! Doodling, tissue paper and texture paste are things I've not tried yet and can't wait to do so. The question is - which one to try first??? And while I've smooshed before, I've never gotten such vibrant colors like you did on this card. I'm going to have to give this another try! Keep the inspiration coming!!!

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