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.
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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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