Archive for ‘Masculine’

April 14, 2015

Steam Punk style masculine card, featuring gold embossing …

Hi and welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the latest challenge at the Male Room Challenge blog to make this Steam Punk style masculine card …

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On our recent holiday in the Lakes, I found some great masculine style stamps and papers in a craft store in Kendal. Masculine cards can be difficult to do, but I couldn’t wait to get home and get creating with my new stash. I love the Steam Punk style – it’s interesting and I can add lots of embellishments to my heart’s content!

Although it’s hard to tell from the photos, I added clear embossing to the watch faces and the binoculars to give them a glassy look…

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The gold embossed cogs were made by first heat embossing a piece of very vanilla cardstock with gold embossing powder, then die cutting several sizes of cogs to add as accents.

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Lots of sponging, distressing and curling of edges on the card – I’m really happy with how it turned out.

I’m entering my card at The Male Room Challenge #7 

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stamps: perfect pennants, postage collection, Chronology by Papermania, 

inks: black stazon, crumb cake, early espresso, versamark;

cardstock: very vanilla, crumb cake;

punches and dies: small tag punch, crop-a-dile, cog dies by Trimcraft;

accessories: stampin’ dimensionals, gold and clear embossing powders, versamark pen, sponge daubers, garden twine, Travel the World dsp;

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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March 18, 2015

The Male Room theme challenge #6 …

Hi and welcome to my blog. There’s a new challenge at The Male Room today, so I have another masculine card for you – a 3D card for the man in my life…

Under-the-sea in 3D

My hubs loves receiving cards that are a little bit different, or that move, and I’m always challenged to come up with something new and different for him!  (You can see some of his previous cards here and here).

He is a keen diver, so I was excited to use an under water theme for his card. I paper-pieced cartoon copyright free images for this fun, 3-dimensional, interactive card with the accordion flip album 3-D bigz die by Sizzix …

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Paper piecing is a great technique for using up card scraps – and fun too! 

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The punched pieces were sponged in matching inks to add shading and depth, and marker pens added details and pattern here and there. Gorgeous grunge dots stamped in illuminate ink made great underwater bubbles too … 

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Computer-generated puns for the greeting (I couldn’t resist), reminders of one of our favourite cartoon movies – Finding Nemo …

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And a cute little punch-art crab to hold his birthday greeting on the front of the card.  He may have reached a milestone birthday, but my guy is still young at heart (which I love!)

I’m not sure he’s seen any whales or turtles on his dives, but my husband has described the wonderful, colourful sea-life he’s had the pleasure to see, and tells me it’s like a whole new world down there. It sounds amazing. 

I’m entering my card in the Male Room Under Water Theme Challenge. 

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stamps: gorgeous grunge;

inks: illuminate, stampin write marker pens in – tempting turquoise, daffodil delight, real red, crumb cake, wisteria wonder, rich razzleberry, pistachio pudding, old olive, soft sky, marina mist, pumpkin pie, basic black;

cardstock: whisper white, tempting turquoise, daffodil delight, real red, crumb cake, wisteria wonder, rich razzleberry, pistachio pudding, old olive, soft sky, marina mist, pumpkin pie, basic black;

punches and dies: several circle sizes, small oval, accordion flip album 3-D bigz die by Sizzix;

accessories: paper snips, stampin dimensionals, lolly stick. 

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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