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Graphitint Masculine Birthday Card

Hi everyone, today I’m on the Colourstock blog with this fun and easy masculine birthday card, for which I used pencils from a line by Derwent that is called "Graphitint". This is a tinted graphite pencil that combines the easiness of a graphite pencil with a hint of soft, subtle colour and they can be activated with water (as I will show you) but you don’t have to do this of course!

Step 1:

I used a piece of Terschelling Schut “Hot Pressed” watercolour paper and on this piece I coloured with a Derwent Graphitint Pencil in “Meadow”. Then I activated the colour with an aqua brush. When ready I dried the paper with my heat tool. Then I applied a second layer for a darker colour result and also activated this layer as well and dried it with my heat tool.

Then I placed this piece of coloured watercolour paper into my MISTI stamping tool and stamped several times using one of the stamps in the Kaisercraft “Scrap Yard” stamp set using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink. These stamped images I cut out with my scissors leaving a small border.

To finish this first step I adhered the stamped and cut out pieces onto a crème coloured linen textured die cut panel two sizes smaller then my card base. To adhere the pieces I used one millimetre thick foam tape to create a feeling of dimension in my project. The parts that were sticking out of this panel I just cut of with my scissors (tip: turn the panel around and cut from the back, way much easier).

Step 2:

To create my focal point I stamped several images onto the same watercolour paper using the same black ink. For my images I choose stamps that I thought would appeal to one that likes to travel: “Motorcycle” by Deep Red Stamps and several images from the Kaisercraft “Now Boarding” stamp set. These images I cut out using a circle and rectangle stitched die as well as fussy cutting around the other images.

Next I coloured all the images using the following colours of Derwent Graphitint pencils: “Cloud Grey”, “Ocean Blue” and “Aubergine”. I worked in several layers, adding depth and dimension where I felt it was needed, activating and drying each layer as I worked.

Step 3:

Now I’m going to work on the card design itself. I die cut a mat from matching purple card stock and adhered this to the panel I die cut before using liquid glue. From the left over green piece that I used for the background design I created the banner using one of the dies in the My Favorite Things “Slanted Sentiment Strips” die set and stamped a sentiment from an Altenew stamp set called “Persian Motifs” on there, using the same black ink as before.

In the “Memories” tags that were showing a hole I cut a hole in and then I adhered all the different elements of my focal point to my combined card panels using liquid glue and one millimetre thick foam tape.

Step 4:

To finish this fun card project I cut some pieces of jute cord and adhered them to the tags with the holes. Then I covered up the motorcycle image with a piece of scrap paper and splattered on the combined panels using a mixture of ARA Acrylic Paint in “Red Brown Bronze” and water, using a brush. After the paint had dried I adhered the sentiment with one millimetre thick foam tape, wrapped it around the back and adhered there using regular tape. Now I only have to adhere this combination to a crème coloured linen textured card base using liquid glue and I’m ready!

Isn’t this a fun birthday card for a guy that likes to travel?

Some detail pictures:

I wish you a creative day!

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