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March, 10, 2017
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Howdy, I hope you are having a great week! I often give cards to guys (my hubby always appreciates them a lot) so I decided to create another masculine card to have on hand.

Rooster and Cactus Howdy Masculine Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

The Wood Floor Bold Print background stamp from the Spring 2017 catalog has caught my eye and I wanted to try to color it using Copic markers for a realistic wood floor look. Surprisingly, coloring took a lot less time than I anticipated and my background was done in under 10 minutes!

I snapped a few photos with my phone as I was coloring to show you a step by step process just in case you want to recreate this look. After stamping the background onto Simon Says Stamp 120LB smooth cardstock in Hero Arts Intense Black ink I outlined every line using my darkest marker – E79. Next, I used a mid tone E37 and again, outlined everything. For my lightest tone I picked E33 and used a chisel nib of my marker and colored entire panel, I went from top to bottom and back up. Finally, I used my darkest marker again and intensified the darkest sections of my background.

Rooster and Cactus Howdy Masculine Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I stamped a handsome Color Layering Rooster using Soft Brown, Cup ‘O Joe and Black inks. I cut him out using a coordinating die.

Rooster and Cactus Howdy Masculine Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

To create a sentiment for this card I stamped Howdy from the Stamp Your Own Cactus set and also stamped a tall saguaro cactus using Moss ink color.

Rooster and Cactus Howdy Masculine Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

After trimming my wood floor background panel I adhered it onto an A2 top folding card base and foam mounted all of my elements – a cactus, a rooster and a Howdy sentiment.

Rooster and Cactus Howdy Masculine Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

Have fun stamping!

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