Masculine Ideas

Baby Wipe Sunrise-Happy Thanksgiving

Sunrise Trees

I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

This card was created from a scrap piece of baby wipe left over from my tie dye leaf background card found HERE.

I often use baby wipes that I have used to clean my stamp sets in my crafting.

They provide interesting backgrounds. 

The card above was inspired by one of our sunrises!

Marlene's sunrise

The colors were only on a small portion of the baby wipe, so the card itself turned out to be smaller in size.

That's ok though!

I placed a piece of multi-purpose adhesive sheet onto the back of the baby wipe.

The glue left from the adhesive sheet allowed me to place the baby wipe on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.

The baby wipe was trimmed down, and the edges were folded over and secured onto the back of the card stock. 

I stamped the trees, leaves, and ground from Wonderful Branches using Early Espresso ink.

I used this retired stamp set from my stash because the image was small enough to fit onto the small card front piece.

The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

The Tie Dye Background Tutorial hit e mail inboxes on November 14.

If you'd like to learn how to create the tie dye background, please sign up for my mailing list by December 1st, 2018 using the signup box in the upper right-hand corner of this site.

I'll e mail the tutorial to you.

Thanks!

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Wonderful Branches, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Cajun Craze, Old Olive Curry, Early Espresso

Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso

Accessories: baby wipe, multi-purpose adhesive sheet

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

3D Stamping with Woodland Embossing Folder

Woodland Embossing Folder 3D stamping

Be sure to check out my other 3D Woodland Embossing Folder projects Here.  There's a link to full instructions in a pdf format!

I live in the mountains of southern Colorado, and in the fall, this is the view from my front window. 

Aspens and their changing leaves!

Aspens

Great inspiration for my card using the Woodland Textured Embossing Folder.

You can view full instructions using the link above, but here's a short version.

I stamped the large leaves image found in Sheltering Tree on the inside of the Woodland embossing folder using Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, and Tranquil Tide inks.  I also colored in the lines of the tree bark using my Early Espresso marker.  Then, I inserted a piece of Whisper White card stock into the folder and embossed it using the Big Shot.  The leaves are now behind the embossed image.  To fill in spaces, I stamped the small leaf image from Sheltering Tree using the same inks.

The greeting is from Eastern Beauty stamped in Tangerine Tango onto a piece of Whisper White card stock, cut out using my 1" circle punch and then layered to a piece of Tranquil Tide punched out using my 1 1/4" circle punch.

It's easy to create 3D stamped images using the Big Shot and Woodland Textured Embossing Folder.

Woodland Textured Embossing Folder

Woodland embossing folder

 

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Stamp Sets: Sheltering Tree, Eastern Beauty

Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Tranquil Tide, Early Espresso marker

Paper: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Tranquil Tide

Accessories: Big Shot, Woodland Embossing Folder,  1" and 1 1/4" circle punches, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, candy dots, sponge, Mini Dimensionals

 

 

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In the Meadow Reflection Technique

Here is another couple of Blast from the Past cards featuring the retiring stamp set In the Meadow and the Reflection Masking Technique.

Instructions can be found HERE

In the Meadow Reflection Technique

For the card above, after creating the sky and water by sponging Marina Mist, Island Indigo, and Pool Party inks, I stamped and colored in the main images of the deer, trees, and grass. To create the reflections, I inked up each stamp with Basic Gray Archival ink.  I off-stamped the images onto my work paper, turned the stamps upside down and stamped, lining the bottom of the stamps up with the bottom of the original stamped images.

The deer were stamped using Early Espresso ink, then colored in using a blender pen and Crumb Cake ink.  The landscape is the from the stamp set Sheltering Tree stamped full strength and off stamped using Old Olive ink.

 And here is a pretty reflection mountain scene:

In the Meadow Reflection Masking Technique

To see how this card was created using the Reflection Masking Technique, please visit my instructions HERE

In the Meadow retires on May 31.

Be sure to order your set before it is too late!

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Shaving Cream Background-Happy Birthday

Shaving Cream Technique Did you like my Shaving Cream/Marbling Technique Easter Eggs from my April 12th posting?

That posting has step-by-step instructions, so be sure to take a look.

Here's another Shaving Cream Background idea.  In this card, the shaving cream background provides an interesting background for a clean and simple birthday card. 

This might even be used as a masculine card.  What do you think?

  Maybe change up the color of the baker's twine, or leave it off completely.

Ink refills used were Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, and Pool Party.

Shaving Cream Technique

Check out my step-by-step instructions and then give the Shaving Cream/Marbling Background technique a try.

If you like this project and would like to order the supplies, please let me know:

annehayward@stampingwithbluemooncreations.com

Or, order online 24/7:

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Celebrate Today

Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Soft Sky, So Saffron ink refills, Basic Gray

Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White

Accessories: shaving cream, paper plate, something to stir the shaving cream, paper towels, Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

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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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

Happy Stampin'!

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

 

Happy Stampin'!