Masculine Ideas

Silver Dynamic Hexagons Embossing Folder-Masculine Birthday Card

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The new Dynamic Hexagons Embossing folder is perfect for making those sometimes hard to create masculine cards!

Recently, we were invited to the 13th birthday celebration for my husband's cousin's grandson!

Ok, I rarely have to make a card for a 13 year old boy, so I had to think a few minutes about what I could come up with. 

It didn't take me long though because I knew the Dynamic Hexagons embossing folder would do the trick, especially if I used it to emboss a piece of silver foil paper.

This card is so cool in person.  I love the raised texture from the embossing and how the silver foil paper changes depending on the lighting. 

It has that great industrial look, perfect for a a tech savvy kid!

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The greeting was heat embossed on a piece of vellum card stock using black embossing powder.  I used 2 black glimmer brads from my stash to hold the vellum in place, plus to add a little bit of interest.

Super Easy!

The Dynamic Hexagons Embossing Folder makes quick work out of making masculine-themed cards!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Wish Big (Paper Pumpkin)

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Basic Black, Silver Foil, Vellum Cardstock

Accessories: Big Shot, Dynamic Hexagons Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, black embossing powder, paper piercing tool and mat, glimmer brads

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Going Places Sky is the Limit

Here's another quick and simple card using the Sale-Bration stamp set Sky is the Limit, combined with Going Places Designer Series Paper and World Traveler Embossing Folder.

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Sky is the Limit Happy Birthday

I needed to make a masculine birthday card for my nephew's upcoming birthday.  So, I turned to my favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Sky is the Limit (available for a limited time only through Feb. 15), and the striking paper found in the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack.  The card is roughly based on this week's Can You Case It? sketch challenge.

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$110.00

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Life in the Forest Happy Birthday-Nacho Average Color Challenge #138

Our color challenge this week over at the Nacho Average site is: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Mossy Meadow

Here's my contribution:

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The fox and trees are from the stamp set Life in the Forest.  The greeting is Wish Big from a My Paper Pumpkin kit.  The fox and trees were stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock that was punched out using a 2 1/2" circle punch. The fox was stamped using Early Espresso ink and then colored in using a Cajun Craze marker.  I water colored the trees using Mossy Meadow ink and an Aqua Painter.  The Early Espresso background was embossed using the Big Shot and Wood Grain embossing folder.  I punched a 2" circle in the background and slipped the circle piece with the trees and fox behind it. The greeting was stamped, then cut out using the Big Shot and Word Bubbles Framelit.

 Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Life in the Forest, Wish Big

Ink: Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze marker

Paper: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Word Bubbles Framelit, Wood Grain Embossing Folder, 2", 2 1/2" Circle and Lace Border punches, Aqua Painter, sponge, Early Espresso Baker's Twine

 

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Chalkboard Bokeh-Nacho Average Sketch Challenge #135

This week, we have a sketch challenge over at the Nacho Average challenge site.

Here's my contribution:

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For some reason, I really struggled with this sketch.  I just couldn't seem to get the two horizontal strips of paper to look right.  Everything I did just seemed forced.  So, I took another route.  I let the placement of the words satisfy the placement on the sketch. 

For this card, I did the Bokeh technique using white craft ink and the ColorBox Chalk Ink pads found in the Occasions Catalog.  The Bokeh technique is one of my all-time favorites, and I love the mix of colors and ink on this card. 

I first made a circles template out of card stock using my 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches.  Then, I stenciled in the circles on chalkboard paper using a sponge dauber and white craft ink.  I then used sponge daubers without the stencil to fill in the spaces using the chalk and white craft inks. While the inks were still wet, I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I was afraid the chalk inks would fade a little, and I wanted the colors to stay bright.  The greeting is Wish Big from a My Paper Pumpkin kit.  It was stamped on a piece of window sheet using white Stazon ink. 

Here is the original sketch:

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Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Wish Big

Ink: White craft, white Stazon, Aquamarine, Rose Coral and Yellow Citrus ColorBox Chalk Ink

Paper: So Saffron, Basic Black, Chalkboard Paper

Accessories: Circles template: 1", 1 1/4" circle punches, sponge daubers, window sheet, heat tool, clear embossing powder

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ClockWorks Happy Birthday

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Our swap theme for the February Sunday Stamp Club was "masculine birthday."  I find that masculine-themed cards are sometimes hard to pull off, so I recently scoured Pinterest for some ideas.  I found inspiration for this card on Laura Bassan's website.  On the inspiration card, Laura had used acrylic paint for the swipe.  Instead, I used Marina Mist reinker brushed on with a wide foam brush.  The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and I got out long retired Clockworks (one of my all-time favorite stamp sets-great for masculine cards) to complete the images on the card.  I used almost all of my circle punches for this one!  This didn't end up being my swap card, but I like it, and it's ready to be used when I need a masculine birthday card!

Other Supplies: Clockworks stamp set (retired), foam brush

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Masculine Happy Birthday-Nacho Average Color Challenge #130

Our color challenge this week over at the Nacho Average Challenge site are  Basic Gray, Tangelo Twist and Crushed Curry.

 Here's my contribution:

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Recently, I needed a masculine birthday card and these colors just seemed to lend themselves to that theme.  I wanted something clean and simple so I stamped a birthday greeting on my Very Vanilla card front using Basic Gray ink and then placed 1/2" wide strips card stock in the challenge colors around the greeting. Simple, yet effective!

Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

 Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Wish Big (from My Paper Pumpkin kit)

Ink: Basic Gray

Paper: Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Very Vanilla

 

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Walk in the Wild Card in a Box

Recently, I needed a masculine birthday card, so I thought I'd make a quick card in a box using the moose image in the Walk in the Wild stamp set and the pine trees from Lovely as a Tree.

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Some fussy cutting on this one since their isn't a die or punch for the trees or the moose.  But it's not too bad, and it is so worth the extra effort!

Stamp Sets: Walk on the Wild Side, Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Lost Lagoon, Sky Blue, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry

Paper: Soft Suede, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Park Avenue Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Scoring/cutting tool, Blender Pens, sponges, Word Window and Modern Label punches, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, cloud template

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Walk In the Wild Card in a Box-Happy Father's Day

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 A great idea for that outdoorsy guy in your life!

Stamp Sets: Walk in the Wild, Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Pool Party, Marina Mist, Pacific Point

Paper: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Pool Party, Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Scoring/cutting tool, fringe scissors, Blender Pens, sponges, Word Window and Modern Label punches, Dimensionals

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Embossed Hardwood and Happy Congratulations Card

This is the card I sent to my dad for his recent 80th birthday!

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The background is the stamp Hardwood (my new favorite) stamped onto my  Early Espresso card base in Versamark, then heat embossed using clear embossing powder.  The lanterns are from the Happy Congratulations stamp set currently found in the Spring Occasions catalog, but retiring on June 1.  I stamped the full image onto my embossed background using Versamark, then heat embossed using white embossing powder.  I then stamped the individual lantern image on various colors of card stock using versamark, then heat embossed again using white embossing powder.  I then punched them out using my 1" circle punch and layered them on top of the full image using Dimensionals.  I am sorry to see Happy Congratulations retire.  These colorful lanterns makes it look like a party is about to happen, and they always make me smile!

Stamp Sets: Hardwood, Happy Congratulations, Sassy Salutations

Ink: Early Espresso, Versamark

Paper: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral

Accessories: Embossing Buddy, heat tool, clear and white embossing powders, 1" circle punch, Dimensionals

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Masculine Graduation Card in a Box Card

Card in a Box cards seem to be all the rage.  They are fun and so easy to make.  Here's one I created for the son of a friend of mine who graduated from high school.  I hope he liked it :)

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Stamp Sets: Adventure Awaits (My Digital Studio download for plane, suitcase and greeting.  The images were created in MDS, printed out on Very Vanilla card stock and cut out using scissors), Out to Sea

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse

Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake Print Pattern

Accessories: Big Shot, Word Bubbles and Circles Framelits, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, sponge

 

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