Sunday, April 16, 2017

Magnificent Bridge

Another masculine card... Is a bridge considered architecture? I have a family member who is educated in Civil Engineering and Architecture so I verified that bridges can be considered both architecture and engineering. I have had this die for a few years and have never used it so decided this theme challenge was the perfect chance to use it.
A panel of blue cardstock was masked and sponged to depict water. The ink was touched up with a white gel pen to add some foam for movement. The bridge was die cut from silver foil and adhered to blue panel. The cork was die cut and adhered to depict the shore. The clouds were die cut and one was cut in half horizontally and adhered directly to the card front. The other cloud was adhered with foam tape.
The tree die was used to cut the same tree twice using different shades of green cardstock. The dark tree was adhered directly to the card front. The light tree was turned over to give a different profile and adhered with foam tape. The right edges of the trees were trimmed off at the edge of the blue panel. The inside of the card was decorated with a strip of cork and a strip of silver foil. No sentiment was added at this time.

This card is being submitted to:

1. The Male Room Challenge #58 

2. Happy Little Stampers April Challenge

Techniques: Masking, sponging, die cutting
Size: A2

Inks: Stampin' Up! Island Indigo; Uniball Signo Gel Pen (white)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Soft Sky, Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Silver Foil; DCWV Cork
Dies: Memory Box "Magnificent Bridge"; Sizzix (Tim Holtz) Pine Tree; Mama Elephant Landscape Die; Reverse Confetti Clouds
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape)


  1. That's awesome Melanie! I love those die cuts, your bridge looks amazing! Fantastic design. :)

  2. A SUPER collection of dies and beautifully put together. It's perfect for our Architecture theme at The Male Room. Faith DT

  3. Very creative card, Melanie! I love that shiny bridge and the perspective you added to it with the cork ground and those trees!

  4. A lot of great texture in your card...the bridge is fantastic and you created a great scene.

  5. Great Masculine Card! Love all the different dies you used! Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

  6. Architecture and engineering, both! I had no idea that bridge dies even existed and WOW! You've done a stellar job in showcasing one for us! Fabulous card! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the HLS Anything Goes with Dies gallery!

  7. I love your "Golden Gate" and it's most definitely architecture! Wonderful use of the dies. I'm sorry to be so late commenting. Thanks for playing along with our Architecture Challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.