So my teenage son has been complaining (as teenagers tend to do) that there are not enough boy friendly cards. I think he is sadly mistaken(or sadly absolutely correct), but today I am creating a card just for him and his buddies.
I pulled out the Oddball Art digital stamp IMG465 Zombie Unicorn just for him and set off to create a man-child friendly card!
I started by coloring the image in shades of blue and gray and then blend them out with some gamsol.
I finished coloring the rest of the image, letting the gore of the image be highlighted more than I normally would (you know for my horror loving son).
I fussy cute the image out and set it aside.
To create the background, I got a little experimental. I trimmed up a piece of heavy stock watercolor paper. I then pulled out some liquid watercolor and added to the watercolor paper.
I sprayed the liquid watercolor, and spread it around a little with a watercolor brush.
While the watercolor was still wet, I sprinkle some black powdered watercolor onto the cardstock. I heat set the cardstock.
Using some Distress Oxide in Black Soot, I blended ink around the edges of the cardstock to darken the look of the entire background.
I trimmed up the watercolor paper and adhered it to an A2 cardframe. Then using some double sided adhesive, I adhered the focal image onto the card.
I pulled the sentiment included with the digital stamp, distressed it a little with some ink and adhered it to the cardstock. I also pulled out a snarky sentiment sticker and added it to the card as well.
Finally, I added some Nuvo Drops in matte gray around the card to add just a little bit of guy friendly bling.
Let me know in the comments below what kind of guy friendly cards you make. Until then, happy crafting.