Monday, July 28, 2014

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Masculine Monday: The Open Sea

It's the start of another week, I hope your weekend included a little crafting time (mine did which is always relaxing!)  Today on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog we're sharing lots of great ideas for masculine cards.  These are the cards that we always need but seem to not make as frequently as other styles so our card stashes are always in need of these types of cards.    For my card I went to one of my go-to stamp sets for these cards, The Open Sea (I really like all the different elements in this set which provides lots of possibilities).
 
The cardbase is Crumb Cake and I added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that I first stamped with the compass image in Island Indigo ink, then embossed it with the Big Shot and the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, and then sponged all over with Crumb Cake ink really help the embossing pop.  Next I stamped the journal log stamp on Very Vanilla cardstock with Crumb cake ink, sponged all over, and then distressed the edges with the distressing tool.  I matted with some Basic Black cardstock that I also distressed.
 
I added the globe image that was stamped with Black Momento Ink on Crumb cake cardstock and punched out with the 2" Circle Punch (and sponged with Crumb Cake Ink, I'm sure you're seeing a trend).  I added a piece if Island Indigo 1/4" Cotton Ribbon and this piece was attached to the card with dimensionals.  For an extra element I added a Basic Black Button (from the Neutrals Button Collection) and tied a bow with Linen Thread.  For the greeting, I used the Remembering Your Birthday stamp set and used my Island Indigo Stampin' Write marker so I just got the text I needed and then punched it out with the Modern Label Punch.
 
I love how the neutral elements work together with just the hints of color and you could certainly use if for all types of special occasions for that special guy in your life.
 
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10 comments:

  1. Great masculine card. The open seas is one of the best in my option to use for such as occasion!

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  2. I love this card!! This stamp set scares the bejeebies out of me, but you make using it look so easy!! Thanks for sharing, i love it!!

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    1. Thanks SuDonna! I have so say, I wasn't a fan of this set when it first came up, but now I love it, give it a try.

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  3. Love your card today! Very Masculine! :)

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  4. Love the Card...Open Sea....can you tell me the size envelope this card fits in? Thanks

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    1. Thanks Sue! This is just a standard size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

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  5. This is a wonderful card. I love everything about it.

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