Friday, May 8, 2015

Masculine Card Class

At last week's class, we made some masculine cards. Those always seem to be tough for me since I'm such a flower and ribbon type of gal! Thanks to the awesome inspiration of Pinterest, I think I'm no longer intimidated with having to make cards for men! Here are the cards we made:

This first card was done with one of my favorite stamp sets - Hardwood - as well as the Celebrate Today bundle. First we stamped the hardwood stamp using Early Espresso on Sahara Sand cardstock and mounted it onto Marina Mist. Then we stamped the polka dots from the stamp set using Marina Mist on Crumb Cake. The other balloon was stamped with Marina Mist on Whisper White and the "Happy Birthday" was embossed using Early Espresso. The balloon string is the baked brown sugar thick twine, and the ribbon is early espesso 1/8". The balloons were popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals.

These next two cards were so easy to make and I think they look like they took a long time to create! Both cards use the Work of Art and Moon Lake stamp set.

The blue on this card is Island Indigo. The stamp was inked up once, an stamped once at full strength, the second time without reinking, and again the third time without reinking. That way, each image is a bit lighter, mimicking the water. The duck is stamped using Basic Black.

For this next one, I turned the Work of Art stamp in the opposite direction and stamped on Very vanilla. The bottom is Sahara Sand, and then the water and sky were both made using Soft Sky. The first time at full strength, and the second time without reinking. The tree and boat were stamped using Basic Black. The card base is Crumb Cake.

This next card was pretty cool to make as well. And again it looks like a lot went into it, when it really didn't!

The card base is Whisper White, and the card front is Pacific Point. The stamp set is By the Tide. The coral is stamped with Pacific Point on Pacific Point. I sponged thee edges of the card base with Pacific Point to make it look like it was under the sea. All other stamping was done with Pacific Point onto Whisper White. After I stamped the sea horse and sea shell, I cut them out using the square framelits. The roundd "Nantucket Oceanside Inn" was cut out using the 1" circle punch. The two square pieces were mounted on Garden Green cardstock. I added a bit of jute for a finishing touch.

This last card was a bit more complicated, but so worth the effort!

The card base is basic gray. The card front is Smoky Slate which was embossed with the Arrows embossing folder. The oval was die cut with the ovals framelits and embossed with the perfect polka dot embossing folder. It is made out of household heavy duty aluminum foil. The wrenches were made with the 1" circle and the word window punch. The other end is made using the 7/8" scallop punch and the 1" circle punch. After the wrench was assembled, it was inked with basic gray ink. I printed out the sentiment on my computer because I didn't have a Father's Day stamp. The banner was cut out with the Bitty Banners framelit.

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