Masculine Ideas

Metallic Gears Floating Frame Card

Metallic gearsMetallic Gears Floating Frame Card

I seem to be on a masculine-theme card kick.

Masculine cards always seem to be a little tricky in the designing.

This idea came to me after creating my Steam Punk Gears card HERE

The embossing technique is pretty much the same, although this card ended up being a Floating Frame card.

You know, the Floating Frame technique, which is all the rage?

Usually, you end up with two cards with the technique, but I actually didn't like how the first of the two turned out.  I learned from that card that you need a lot of pieces (whether it be gears, flowers, butterflies etc) to fill in the frame or it looks empty.  That was the case with the first card which I just tossed.

But, I did really like this second piece.

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Here's how I created the metallic gears.

  1. Place the Garage Gears Dies on a piece of Champagne Foil paper and cut out using the Big Shot.  Again, for the Floating Frame technique, cut out more gears than you think you'll need.  You'll probably use all of them to fill in spaces.
  2. Sponge Cherry Cobbler ink over the die cuts.  Cover with clear embossing powder and heat emboss using a heat tool.
  3. Dip the edges of the pieces in Versamark and heat emboss using black and copper embossing powders.  Switch powders in different areas so you have a mix of the two colors.

That's it!

You'll have some interesting pieces with a burnished metal look for your masculine-theme projects.

I added the gears frame to a piece of Silver Foil paper which I had stamped and embossed the greeting using black embossing powder.  I added enamel dots to the centers of the gears as well as next to the greeting.

Garage Gears Dies

(coordinates with Geared Up Garage stamp set)


Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Detailed with Love

Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Basic Black, Champagne and Silver Foil Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Garage Gears Dies, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, clear, black, and copper embossing powders, Adhesive Strips for the Floating Frame, enamel dots


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Waterfront Happy Father's Day

Father's DayWaterfront Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Waterfront, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Pacific Point, Pool Party

Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP

Accessories: Big Shot, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, 2" circle punch, sponge, button, Linen Thread, Glue Dot

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Crafting with Aluminum Cans-Joe IPA

Joe IPAJoe IPA Masculine Card

One of my favorite crafting techniques is to cut shapes out of aluminum cans and add them to my card creations.

You can view my aluminum can creations HERE

(Instructions and a link to a video tutorial on how to cut the cans can be found on this page)

I'm always on the look out for interesting designs and colors on aluminum cans.

Fortunately, my husband is a craft beer drinker and is always bringing home new beers to try.  Often, these beers have interesting labels on the cans.  My husband drinks the beer, then I confiscate the cans to create!

This was certainly the case with Joe IPA brewed by 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, OR.

I saw this guy sitting on the steps of his camper, and immediately saw the resemblance to my stepson Josh.

This was the card I created for his recent birthday.

I embossed silver foil paper using the Big Shot and Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder.

I couldn't get the matted aluminum can piece to stay glued to the embossed silver foil paper (I tried Dimensionals and Tombow Multi-purpose Glue.  The piece kept slipping off), so I got out my Crop-a-dile (remember the Crop-a-dile from years back?), and punched holes in the four corners and through the embossed background.   I attached everything together using silver brads.  Then, it held like a charm!

Here's what the beer can looked like before I cut it up.

Love the logo, "Drink Beer Outside."


Hope you'll give this a try. 

If you do, you'll never look at aluminum cans the same again!

Supplies Used:

Paper: Basic Black, Silver Foil

Accessories: Joe IPA aluminum can, tin snips, crafting scissors, Big Shot, Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder, Crop-a-dile , silver brads

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Garage Gears Happy Birthday

Classic garage

Here's a quick and easy masculine-themed card made one of the designs found in the Classic Garage 6" x 6" DSP.

With this pack of paper, the possibilities are endless!

Here's how:

  1. Attach pieces of Classic Garage DSP and Whisper White together.  Add strip of Tranquil Tide card stock.
  2. Wrap Black and Silver ribbon around the strip of Tranquil Tide, securing it in the back.
  3. Stamp greeting from Wish Big using Basic Gray ink.
  4. Attach Basic Gray mat to Gray Granite card base. Attach card front to mat.  Attach Garage Metal Element to the front of the card using a Glue Dot to complete.

Classic Garage 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

Classic Garage DSP


Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Wish Big

Ink: Basic Gray

Paper: Gray Granite, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Classic Garage 6”x6” DSP

Accessories: Black and Silver Ribbon, Classic Garage Metal Elements, Glue Dots

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Steam Punk Gears

Steam punck embossed

Steam Punk is an art form featuring images of industrialized steam powered machinery. Victorian Steam Punk features gears and cogs.  American West Steam Punk features trains.  The fictional inventions of Jules Verne conjure up images of Steam Punk. Western Steam Punk can be seen in the movie, “Wild, Wild West” with Will Smith and Kevin Kline.  The Sherlock Holmes movies with Robert Downey Jr. also features Steam Punk contraptions. 

Using the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies is an easy way to create a steam punk- themed card. 

This is also great for a masculine-themed card!

Here's how:

1. Emboss 3” x 4” copper foil using the Big Shot, Big Shot Embossing Mats, and Garage Gears Thinlits Die.

Here is a photo of how I placed the gears on the copper foil:

Gears layout

The sandwich for embossing using the embossing mats is: Platform on Tab 1, clear cutting plate, blue embossing mat, card stock, thinlit face down, white embossing plate.  You can also place a card stock shim underneath the clear cutting plate to help with the embossing.   Run through a couple of times to get a good embossed image.

2. Sponge Merry Merlot ink on the embossed image.  Heat emboss using the heat tool and clear embossing powder.

3. Cut the copper foil into 1” strips.  Stamp the dots from Waterfront on the embossed image.  Heat emboss using the heat tool and black embossing powder.

4. Dab the edges of the strips in the Versamark.  Heat emboss parts using copper embossing powder. Heat other parts using black embossing powder.

5. Layer strips to 1 1/8” x 4 1/8” Basic Black matting. 

6. Stamp greeting from Country Road on the bottom of the Very Vanilla card base using Basic Black ink.

7. Attach to Basic Black card base.  Attach embossed strips using Dimensionals to pop them up.

Optional: Attach Very Vanilla card stock to inside of card.  Cut gears out of scrap pieces of copper foil or Basic Black card stock.  Dab pieces in Versamark and heat emboss using either black or copper embossing powder.  Attach to the inside of the card.

Tip: You are adding a lot of heat to the copper foil with the embossing steps.  The plastic backing on the foil paper may start to peel away.  Simply trim it off.  If you have trouble with the SNAIL adhesive sticking to the back of the foil, try using Tombow Multi-purpose Glue or Fine Tip Glue.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Waterfront, Country Road

Ink: Versamark, Memento Black, Merry Merlot

Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil

Accessories: Big Shot, Garage Gears Thinlits Die, Big Shot Embossing Mats, heat tool, clear, black and copper embossing powder, sponge, Dimensionals

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Copper Embossed Home To Roost

Home to roost

Sale-A-Bration ends just days away on March 31!

(For every $50 spent in catalog merchandise, you can choose a free SAB item!)

One of the great Level 1 product choices is the fun Home to Roost stamp set.

I paired the rooster in the stamp set with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder, both embossed in copper for a rustic metallic look.

I swiped Versamark inside the folder (on the side with the word Sizzix on the front so I would get a raised versus an indented image) then inserted a piece of Basic Black card stock and ran it through the Big Shot.

Then, I added copper embossing powder and heat embossed it with a heat tool.

I also dabbed the edges of the card front in Versamark and heat embossed them with black and copper embossing powders.

I swiped a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock with the Embossing Buddy, then stamped the rooster in Versamark.  I heat embossed him using copper embossing powder.

I then punched him using my 2 1/4" circle punch and matted it to a piece of copper foil paper punched using my 2 1/2" circle punch.

The edges of the copper foil circle were dabbed in Versamark and heat embossed using copper embossing powder.

Don't miss out on the last days of Sale-A-Bration!

It's a great time to stock out and earn some free goodies!

Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Tin tile


Home to Roost, Level 1 Sale-A-BrationHome to Roost

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Home to Roost

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Basic Black, Copper Foil

Accessories: heat tool, black and copper embossing powder, Buddy, Big Shot, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, 2 1/4" and 2 1/2" circle punches, Dimensionals

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Another "Finley" Card, Crafting with Aluminum Cans

"Finley", Crazy Mountain Brewing Co

Here's another card I created using a Creedence Pilsner beer can from Crazy Mountain Brewing Co.

You can see my first"Finely" card  HERE,

along with more information on how to use aluminum cans in your crafting.


Supplies Used:

Paper: Soft Suede, Soft Sea Foam

Accessories: "Finley" beer can from Crazy Mountain Brewing Co, tin snips, Big Shot, Tin Types Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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"Finley" Happy Birthday Crafting with Aluminum Cans

Creedence pilsner
"Finely" Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

One of my favorite crafting techniques is to cut shapes out of aluminum cans and add them to my card creations.

You can view my aluminum can creations HERE

I'm always on the look out for interesting designs and colors on aluminum cans.

Fortunately, my husband is a craft beer drinker and is always bringing home new beers to try.  Often, these beers have interesting labels on the cans.  My husband drinks the beer, then I confiscate the cans to create!

This was certainly the case with cans of Creedence Pilsner made by Crazy Mountain Brewing Company.  They have two breweries.  One in Denver, and the other one outside of Vail.

Their labels always have a character, an interesting hybrid of animals.

Creedence pilsner can

The character on the Creedence Pilsner can is "Finley" a mix of wolf, bighorn sheep and rabbit.

Here's Finley's story: "Take a hike with Finley, Crazy Mountain's seasoned grain farmer.  Having traveled the world, Finley is as cultivated as the fields he tends.  He's agile and energetic, but easy to keep up with.  Since Finley loves company, feed free to drop by any time for a long walk on the slopes."

I fell in love with Finley, especially his piercing eyes!

This card was easy to create.

Here's how:

1. After washing it out thoroughly, I removed the top and bottom of the can (see video for instructions), and flattened it out.  As always, be careful with the cutting step as the can will be sharp.  After it has been run through the Big Shot or punched with a punch, the edges are no longer sharp.

2. Trim the piece down a little so a 2 1/2" circle punch or die will fit around the design and cut.

3. Cut matting using a slightly larger punch or die.  For this card, I used Early Espresso card stock cut with my Big Shot and Circles Framelit die. Attach the circle to the mat using Dimensionals to pop it up.

4. Stamp tree trunks from Wild Woods onto Crumb Cake card front using Early Espresso ink.  I used my Stamparatus to get even images.

5. Stamp greeting onto card base.  For this card, I used the happy birthday greeting from Wish Big stamped onto Pineapple Punch card base using Early Espresso ink. Attach card front to the card base.

6. Attach circle to the card front.  Add enamel dots to complete.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Winter Woods, Wish Big

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Pineapple Punch, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Accessories: aluminum can, tin snips, 2 1/2" circle punch, Big Shot, Circles Framelits, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, enamel dots


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Country Road Collage

Country Road collage
Country Road Collage

Here's another card made using one of my new favorite stamp sets, Country Road. 

It fits the mountain and ranching landscape where I live in southern Colorado.

Perfect for collage or masculine projects!

(You can see my other Country Road projects Here.)

This card was easy to create.

Here's how:

  1. Stamp images from Country Road onto a piece of Wood Textures 6"x6" Designer Series Paper using Early Espresso ink.  Stamp images again without reinking.
  2. Attach to a Cherry Cobbler mat.  Wrap Linen Thread around the front, securing it in the back.  Tie a small length of Linen Thread around the middle, tying a knot.
  3. Attach to Crumb Cake mat.  Attach to Early Espresso card base.
  4. Stamp greeting onto a scrap piece of Crumb Cake card stock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  For this card, I used a piece of Crumb Cake that had been embossed using the Plywood Planks embossing folder and Big Shot.  Attach to the card front using Dimensionals to pop it up.
  5. Add candy or enamel dots to complete.

Country Road

Country road

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Country Road

Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Wood Textures 6"6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Plywood Planks embossing folder, Linen Thread, candy dots, Mini Dimensionals


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Use those Scraps! Father's Day Strips of Scraps Card

Fathers Day Strip Scrap Card
Strips of Scraps Father's Day Card

Father's Day is just a few days away!

Here's a quick and easy card, perfect for Father's Day or any other occasion.

And what's best about it is it  is a way to use up some of those paper scraps that are probably laying around your crafting table.

Here's how:

If you are like me, you have all different colors and sizes of  paper scraps next to your paper trimmer.

I sorted through them and picked out pieces of Basic Black, Whisper White, Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay that were about 4" long and were wide enough that I could cut them down to 1/2" strips. 

Fathers Day Strip Scrap Card step 1

Then, I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 5" x 3 3/4" to use as my base.

I drew a diagonal line across the piece using a ruler and pencil.  This line would be by guide for setting the strips of paper.

I cut a piece of Adhesive Sheet the same size, peeled off the backing, laid it onto the base, then removed the sheet leaving a sticky layer which would be what adheres the strips to the base.  No need for any other adhesive.

Fathers Day Strip Scrap Card step 2

Then, it is just a matter of attaching the strips, alternating the colors.  The pieces will extend past the base, and they can easily be trimmed off from the back side when complete.

Fathers Day Strip Scrap Card step 3

Fathers Day Strip Scrap Card step  4

Once the ends have been trimmed, it is easy to complete the card using a greeting for any occasion.

For this card, I used the greeting stamps from Manly Moments, May's Paper Pumpkin kit.  I stamped them on a scrap piece of Smoky Slate card stock using Memento Black ink, then punched the piece using the Starburst punch.  The greeting was matted onto a piece of Basic Black cut out using the 2 1/4" circle punch and added to the front of the card using Mini Dimensinals to pop it up.

I attached the card front to a Basic Black mat, then attached it to a Bermuda Bay card base.

I added black faceted dots to complete.

Easy, easy, and the possibilities are endless. 

Just use what scraps you have on your crafting table!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Manly Moments

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay

Accessories: Adhesive Sheet, Starburst and 2 1/4" circle punches, Mini Dimensionals, faceted dots

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Marbled Happy Birthday-Night of Navy and Highland Heather

Blue Marbled
Highland Heather Marbled Background Happy Birthday

Here's another quick and easy Happy Birthday card made using the Marbled Background and Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.

You can see the masculine-themed card I created using the same ingredients, but using Smoky Slate and Basic Black HERE.

For this card, I used Night of Navy paired with Highland Heather, one of the new colors found in the Subtles Collection which will be available in the new Stampin' Up! catalog on June 1.

I'm a purple person through and through, so I had to purchase this new ink pad (new design, easier to open and close!) during the Demonstrator pre-order period.

This card is an easy to create in 5 minutes or less!

And the possibilities are endless.

Here's how:

1.  Stamp Marbled Background stamp on Whisper White card stock using Highland Heather ink.

2. Cut "Happy Birthday" out of Night of Navy card stock using the Big Shot and Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.

3. Attach to card front using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.

4. Attach card front to Night of Navy card base.

5. Attach dots to complete.


Marbled Background Stamp

Marbled background stampHappy Birthday Thinlits Die

Happy birthday thinlits die

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Marbled Background

Ink: Highland Heather

Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Happy Birthday Thinlits Die, Mini Dimensionals, dots


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Marbled Masculine Birthday Card

Marbled Background Happy Birthday
Marbled Happy Birthday

Here's a quick and easy masculine happy birthday card using the Marbled background stamp and Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.

So easy to create in 5 minutes!

Here's how:

  1. Stamp Marbled background stamp onto Whisper White card front using Smoky Slate ink.
  2. Cut "Happy Birthday" using the Big Shot and the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die out of Basic Black card stock.
  3.  Attach to card front using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.
  4.  Attach card front to Basic Black mat.  Attach to Smoky Slate card base.
  5.  Color rhinestones using a black Sharpie pen.  Attach to card front to complete.

Marbled Background stamp

Marbled background stamp

Happy Birthday Thinlits Die

Happy birthday thinlits die

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Marbled Background

Ink: Smoky Slate

Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Thank You Thinlits Die, Mini Dimensionals, rhinestones, Sharpie pen


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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.

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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



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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!


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.

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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


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Silver Dynamic Hexagons Embossing Folder-Masculine Birthday Card

Double Hexagon Embossing Folder 006

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!

Double Hexagon Embossing Folder 013

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.

The Sky is the Limit 004

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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:

Life in the Forest 004

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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