Monday, March 23, 2015

Stylin' Stampin' INKsiration Masculine Monday: Two Times the Fun

Good morning!  Today over on the Stylin’Stampin’ INKspiration blog it’s Masculine Monday and you know we always need ideas for the guys in our lives.  Aidan just finished his basketball season this weekend and Chris decided to coordinate at the last minute gifts for the coaches and then volunteered me to provide the cards for the kids to sign, oh and I had just a few hours to have them finished (no pressure!!!)  So down to the studio I went, and thanks to the Adventure Abounds Designer Series Paper Stack, I came back shortly later with these two cards that were super easy but really turned out great. 

For this first card I started with Basic Gray for the cardbase and embossed the front of the card using the Big Shot and Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Next I cut a piece of the Adventure Abounds Designer Series Paper Stack in half (I like to do this so I get two cards with each piece of DSP and don’t have any scraps) and matted it with Sahara Sand Cardstock.  For the greeting I used the Hip Notes stamp set and stamped it with Versamark and then Heat Embossed it using the Heat Tool and Basic Black Embossing Powder on Vellum.  I wrapped the Vellum and a piece of Natural 5/8” Chevron Ribbon around the DSP layer before attaching the whole piece to the cardbase.


For the second card I started with Sahara Sand for the cardbase and once again embossed the front using the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  For this card I used a scrap of DSP from the Adventure Abounds Designer Series Paper Stack and cut tails for a flag.  For the greeting I used the Chalkboard Paper and stamped the greeting from the Simply Wonderful stamp set (a SAB Freebie!!) using Whisper White Craft Ink.  Since I was in a hurry I used the Heat Tool to set the ink and then cut matching flag tails in this layer.  For the final detail I used the 1/8” Handheld Punch to punch two holes to thread some Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon into a unique bow.

For not having a lot of time to whip these cards but I really like them (however I later learned I should have added a separate layer for the embossed piece so that both sides of the inside of the card were flat, forgot how big kid’s write, oops!!) and this DSP stack really has some beautiful images that can make cards simple yet impressive.  The rest of the design team is sharing some great masculine cards so make sure to check them out and then pick one to CASE and play along with.

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  1. Both of them are amazing cards! :) Eva

  2. Both of them are amazing cards! :) Eva

  3. Yes, I agree. Both cards are great masculine ones. Nice job with the team card for today!

  4. Love your masculine cards with that DSP! I love the Adventure Bound DSP! SO MUCH! Great cards today!!

  5. Great cards Diana! I love that DSP...makes for great masculine cards!!!


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