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>> Thursday, April 15, 2010

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Thursday!
This time of year, I am always in need of masculine birthday cards. And I love this silhouette golfer image. If you look closely, you should be able to see that even when using a silhouette image, you are still able to add a little highlighting or shading to make the image look more life like.

I started this golf scene by stamping the trees with pine ink then masking off the hills and sponging in the ground and sky. I stamped the golfer and the flag and added shadows to the ground with markers and more sponging. I drew in the golf ball on the tee. For the golfer, after I stamped him with black ink, I quickly added highlights using a Copic blender pen. Since I used permanent ink, I had to do this immediately before the ink was completely dry. The blender allowed me to remove a little of the ink. I added some shading with a black maker. The sentiment was split up and stamped on top.

The blue background is the backside of a Swiss dot embossed piece and I used a dk blue marker to color the dimples. Three faux brads were added to the right corner.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your weekend is way above par!

stamps: Silhouette Male Golfer, Golf (for the flag), Above Par Birthday Greeting, Triple Tree w/ Snow
paper: white, black, lt blue
ink: Ancient Page coal, leaf green, pine, sunburst, Memories soft baby blue, soft baby pink, soft green
accessories: Copic blender pen, markers, Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder, 1/4 inch hole punch and stylus (for the faux brads)


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is a perfect male card especially for someone who loves golf. Gorgeous coloring and design Julie!! You are always so inspiring!!

Dawn said...

Love this card! It is so pretty and masculine as well...You do such lovely work, hon... great job...

Debbie Seyer said...

Your coloring is just wonderful! Great masculine card!

Samantha said...

I'm running out of words to describe your cards Julie. I just love your coloring/shading and the layout is awesome. See? I always say that, but it's always true!!

Sue said...

WOW! I love the "golf course"! The shading on the golfer really makes him pop!

Jennifer E. said...

Stunning! I love how you put your scenes together! You do a great job at masking!

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