It is Impression Obsession Challenge time again, and this time the theme is "Masculine Cards." I know everyone has their own thoughts on what makes a card "masculine." I thought I would go to the source and asked my brother what he thought. His response was, "Make it green and brown." Hum...not a lot of help there. As you can see, I didn't necessarily follow his advice. Although there is a smidge of green! To me, masculine cards seem not need cork on them.
For my card, I stamped the Seaside Scene (G1731) onto cork with Versamark in and embossed it in black. I then watered down some Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, and Fired Brick Distress Ink reinkers and painted the scene with a waterbrush. For the sail and lighthouse, I watered down some Copic Opaque White paint so that it wouldn't be too think and wouldn't cover up all of my black lines. You might have to click on the picture to see the painting better. To finish the card, I added the A Day at The Beach (C3617) saying.
So, what about you? What do you think makes a great masculine card?
Need more inspiration? Check out what Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, and Julie created. Be sure to visit the various blogs since I think many of us struggle with masculine cards!
Want to play along? Create your own IO masculine card and submit it. You can find all of the information here. You could even win a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate!