It’s Masculine Monday – Wonderland Quilted Card and Video

Hi Stampers!  Welcome to today’s “quilted” masculine Christmas card  🙂

I recently came across this “quilted” card technique. After seeing the technique, I knew that combined with the Stampin’ Up! Wonderland stamp set it would make the perfect “It’s Masculine Monday” Christmas card.

First, I took a piece of Whisper White card stock, used my Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored with the Diagonal Plate to score the card stock at 1″ intervals in both directions.  This created the quilted effect.  

Next, I folded the card stock on every scored line and drew it across my Jet Black StazOn ink pad.  I tried several different black pads, but the StazOn dried the quickest and I didn’t have any smearing of the lines.

You can also use a sponge dauber to apply ink to the folded lines.  However, I got a thinner lines when I just rubbed it against the ink pad.

This is the finished piece of “quilted” card stock.  You could put a rhinestone, pearl, glitter, or brad at every intersection for some additional detail.

I added Stampin’ Up! silver glitter to the trees to help increase the overall sparklyness – is that a word? – probably not.

Oh well, I just love how sparkly this card is!  I am sure, even if they won’t come right out and tell you, guys like sparkle too!!  So, when creating your perfect masculine card. . .go for it and add some glitz and glimmer.

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It’s Masculine Monday – Cozy Christmas Card and Video

Hi Stampers!   Welcome to today’s take on a masculine Christmas card  🙂

When we think of masculine cards often the first thing that comes to mind are dark, somber colors.  But, we need to not limit our color choices.  This card uses a pastel color, yet is perfect for a masculine card.

I hope you are being inspired by my “It’s Masculine Monday” cards. My goal is to help you become more comfortable designing them.

I really like how the Winter Wonderland Designer Series Paper, silver foil paper and silver cording from Stampin’ Up! make the ornament pop.  The small piece of black ribbon is a discontinued item, but any thin black ribbon would work to add an additional element to the card.

I thought it would be such a fun idea to have Santa flying over a village.  The Sleigh Ride and the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits from Stampin’ Up! worked perfectly.

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Here are a few additional examples of cards that were not intended as masculine cards, but are perfect for the guys in our lives.

  • I love the crisp, clean look of Rachel’s card.  Such a great masculine card!!  Be sure and visit her Splitcoaststampers gallery  you will not be disappointed.
  • Paula used what I consider to be traditional masculine colors for her cute ornament card.  But, it would also be perfect as your family Christmas card.  You can see more of Paula’s work at her Stampinantics blog.
  • Petronela’s use of black and gold is so stunning.  This is the perfect masculine card!  Yet, as with the others it would also work for anyone.  Be sure and stop by her KeepStamping blog for some additional inspiration.
As always, thanks for taking time from your busy schedules to stop by my blog. 
I do appreciate it!  I welcome your comments and questions . . .

It’s Masculine Monday – Christmas Cuties Christmas Card and Video

Hi Stampers!  Welcome to today’s “It’s Masculine Monday” card and video  🙂

Oh my goodness!  Isn’t he just the most adorable Santa’s elf  you’ve ever seen?  I have been wanting to break out my Copics and the Christmas Cuties stamp set from Stampin’ Up! was just perfect for coloring!!

To give the card base the impression of winter and snow in the background, I ran the Sahara Sand card stock through my Big Shot with the Large Polka Dots embossing folder.  Then, I brushed my Color Box Frost White pigment pad across the raised dots.  So little effort for such a great return.  Love it!!

Here are the Copic Markers that I used to color in my image.

Face:  E50, E51, E53, R20  |  Hair:  YR31, E23, E25  |  Suit and Hat:  YG93, YG95, YG97  |  Red Cuffs and Collar:  R35, R37, R39  |  Boots:  C7, 100  |  Bells:  YR31  |  Fur Cuff on Hat:  N0, N2

I just LOVE how this card turned out.  I do hope you will give it a try!  Don’t have Copic Markers?  You could use stamp pads and an aqua painter or blender pen, colored pencils, water colors, pastels, I even think this would look good colored with Crayola Crayons.  No matter what medium you use, just jump in and give it a try.  I KNOW you can do it!!

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Every Blessing Christmas Card and Video

Hi Stampers welcome to today’s card and video  🙂

Wow!  Can you believe it?  Christmas will be here in just 54 days . . . are you ready?  To help inspire you I plan on posting a variety of cards.

To help my focus on Christ and the reason for the season, I have
chosen to use the Every Blessing stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I love the
simplicity of this stamp set and its total focus on Christ our Savior.

Did you notice the glimmer on the stamped piece of Elegant Eggplant card stock?  LOVE IT!  I was able to do that with a product called All-Purpose Ink by Tsukineko.  You can purchase the ink at Amazon.  I fill a spray bottle 3/4 full of rubbing alcohol and 1/2 of the small bottle of All-Purpose Ink.  Shake well and mist your card.  All I can say is AWESOME.

To avoid getting the spray on my desk I made my own spray booth. I just cut foam core (from Joann’s) and taped it together. Then lined the booth with white paper.  So very simple and it really keeps your stamping surface clean.

Now that you have seen the card, sit back and enjoy my tutorial. . .

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Looking for some additional great ideas for the Every Blessing stamp set?  Well, look no further . . . here are a few samples from Pinterest

  • Oh my goodness, I am awe struck by Lisa’s watercolor.  Be sure and stop by her blog Add Ink and Stamp to check out her work.
  • Did you notice that Teneale used the sunburst from the Stampin’ Up! Kinda Eclectic stamp set to extend the star of Bethlehem. So very clever.  You can see more of her art work on her Teneale Williams blog.
  • I just love to sponge and it is easy to see that Rachel does also.  This card is so simple yet so elegant!  Be sure and pop on over to her Rachel Woollard blog.
Thank you for stopping by today!  I look forward to your questions and comments

It’s Masculine Monday – Christmas Card and Video

Hi Stampers!  Welcome to my “It’s Masculine Monday” Christmas card

It’s that time of year when we need to start thinking about Christmas cards.  I wanted to create one that would work for the men in your life.  However, you could also change it to more traditional colors and use it for your entire Christmas list.

I used the Embellished Ornaments stamp set, Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies and Wonderful Wreath Framelits from Stampin’ Up!  I also used the Gold Glimmer paper for one of the card layers and the sentiment.  Don’t you love how sparkly the “Joy” is?

Check out how awesome the center of the ornament is when I use the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker.  So excited that Stampin’ Up! will be carrying them in January 2016.  All I can say is Yippee!!

This is a close up of my stamp with the Early Espresso and Delicata Golden Glitz inks applied.  You can see that I have applied a heaver layer of the Gold ink to the center of the ornament and blended the two inks together just to the outside of the flower.  So easy!  Imagine the possibilities!

Now sit back and relax while you watch my video . . .

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Here are some additional ideas for you to use with this fabulous stamp set.  Be sure and check them out.

  • Oh my goodness, I LOVE how Judy May used the ornaments to create a shaker card.  They are so popular now.  Be sure and check out her Just Judy Designs blog for additional details.
  • Linda Heller is doing a series of 12 cards using the Embellished Ornaments stamp set.  Every one of them is unique and beautiful.  You can see them on her Where The Rubber Hits The Road blog.
  • How clever of Natasha Zandbergen to insert the intricate die cut into the ornament die cut opening to give the appearance of a laser cut card.  Love it!!  You can stop by her Inking out of the Box blog and see much more of her great work.

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