Masculine Card – They said I couldn’t do it!!!

Hello crafty friends. I have a card to share with you today shines with some of the colours of Australia.

This card is basically three watercolour panels on a single sheet of paper. I painted the rectangles with clean water, then dropped concentrated colour paint into each, using Payne’s Grey, Raw Sienna and Burnt Sienna. I swirled the paper around until I got the colour mix in each rectangle that I wanted, then dried it and moved onto the next rectangle. When the whole panel was dry, I cut it using a Stitched Rectangles die.

The leaves are from the Snuugglepot and Cuddlepie Peeking Out Stamp set. I stamped each of them in Versamark clear ink, and then heat embossed them using rich gold embossing powder.

To make the sentiment, I cut a black circle, and added the sentiment from the Arty Love Typed Sentiments stamp into the centre of it. Best thing about circular sentiments? No worrying about stamping it straight!

I popped each of the layers up with foam tape, and chose a wheaty colour for my background. Nice watercolour paper is almost never white, so I often find that and ivory or wheat colour suits better.

This completed the card. I’m thinking that a set of these would make a nice gift. Perhaps I could make them in a range of colours for all seasons?

If you enjoyed this card and would like to see more, please feel free to visit my Instagram page, where I post all my cards (well, the ones I’m happy with, anyway!)

I hope that you are well, and that you are safe. I often think about my readers as I type and wonder where you all are, and whether you’re staying safe and sane. It is my prayer that you are.

Until next time, may your days be wonderful.




  1. Could you please advise of the card size ? Thank you. Just love the back ground especially, but the gold leave outline really makes it. Well done ,regards Judi


    • Hi Judi. Thank you for your kind words. The card size is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches, so about 15x10cm. I buy A4 paper, cut it in half, and then fold it to make my own card bases. Hope this helps


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