Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Masculine” Design Team challenge. Masculine cards can present a real challenge for me since I tend to favor making cards with flowers and/or floral scenes. For today’s project I turned to my  Deer Trio, Fir Trees, Tall Grass, Grass Border and Small Bird Set  to create a masculine scene.

KC Impression Obsession Deer Trio 7 left

I started by turning my brown ink pad face down and rubbing it up and down directly on a piece of white woodgrain embossed cardstock to apply ink and then heat dried the paper.  I cut a frame opening with a Matting Basics A die and a second frame in green with a Matting Basics B die. I attached the two frames together with strips of mounting tape, attached the grass border to the mounting tape and then attached the frame to the kraft card base with another level of mounting tape for dimension. Check out my double matted frame tutorial  if you would like to see step by step photos of how I make my frames.

KC Impression Obsession Deer Trio 7 center

I cut the deer and birds using kraft cardstock and colored them using a mini applicator and brown ink.  I cut and crimped the tree and attached to the card base with mounting tape. I cut a tall grass section and cut apart and attached the sections in behind the grass border with glossy accents.  I attached the deer with mounting tape and finished the scene by adding a few flying birds in the sky area and a few on the grasses attaching them with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Deer Trio 7 right

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge. Thanks for coming by today.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Ellen Taylor

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Kittie Caracciolo(that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett