Tag Archive | masculine card

Cherry Cobbler Grunge Rock

Here’s a take on the card below.  Everything is the same, except one colour – Cherry Cobbler!   Hmmm … masculine or not?

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Masculine Grunge Rock Birthday

This is the birthday card I made for my brother’s birthday last year.  I just love the new stamp set in the Summer Mini – Grunge Rock – there just isn’t enough time in the day to play with it!

I based the card around the colours Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  I used the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Square Lattice, through my Big Shot with some Very Vanilla cardstock.  I stamped that embossed cardstock randomly with the diamonds from Grunge Rock.  And then I used the new Gold Glow Smooch Spritz to finish off the background.


For the centre piece, I used the standard wheel, Music Notes stamped in Crumb Cake, and rolled in randomly across the Very Vanilla cardstock.  I stamped the guitar from Grunge Rock in Basic Black and cut it out.  I stuck it on the Music Notes using dimensionals.  For the sentiment, it was stamped in Basic Black on Crumb Cake cardstock, and I sponged the edges in Basic Black ink.

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My Uncles’ 60th birthday cards

My Uncles turned 60 on the weekend.  They’re identical twins, so I made their cards similiar, but different!

This one I based on the Parisian Breeze DSP (retired).  The colours I’ve used are Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze and Whisper White.

And this one I based on the Outlaw DSP (retired).  The colours I’ve used are Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Sage Shadow and Very Vanilla.

On both cards I’ve stamped the “Happy Birthday” and frame around the number 60 from the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Vintage Labels.  The “60” is from Best Friends Numbers (retired) and the beer mug is from Cheers to You.  I finished off each card with a jumbo eyelet and linen thread.

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Upcoming embossing class – 29 January 2010

I first became addicted to making cards when I discovered embossing.  I think there is a touch of magic to the way embossing powder melts under a heat gun and transforms to a shiny, textured image.  So, because I love it, my next class will be on embossing.  This is one of the cards we will make, and a handy one too, I reckon!  It’s a masculine card, and so handy to have ready for a bloke’s birthday.  This card was inspired by this card here on SCS, and the card below is Sahara Sand, Basic Black and Whisper White.

And here it is again in Close to Cocoa, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.

Which colour do you prefer?

If the idea of embossing intrigues you, email me today for more details of my class at 7.30pm Friday 29 January 2010.

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Cheers to you!

Last weekend we had a last minute surprise visit from my Dad.  It was great timing because it was his birthday – and the kids adore his visits.  This meant I had the perfect opportunity to use my Sticky Cut letters … again! 

Plus, I used the ever-versatile Cheers to You stamp set.  I stamped the martini glass across the bottom of the card and coloured it in using my blender pens and ink pads.  I used colours based around Stampin’ Up!’s blue Chunky sprinkles – Basic Grey, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy and Kiwi Kiss.  These are great colours to use for a masculine card! 

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Classic Stars 5th birthday boy card

This is the birthday card I made for the other party my daughter went to on the weekend. Connor also turned 5!

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I love the Classic Stars jumbo wheel and this is the first card I’ve made where I’ve embossed it. I think I’ll emboss it more often! I think the gold looks fab!

I wanted to use the Outlaw DSP for Connor’s card, and so I based my colours around the Outlaw paper, picking a pattern from Outlaw that worked with the Classic Stars (and wasn’t too overwhelming!). So the colours are Very Vanilla, Gold (Versamark with Gold Embossing Powder), Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Sage Shadow.

A boy’s card is always hard to make and I find you can’t really put pretty ribbon on a boy’s card, don’t you think? Anyway, the new 1″ wide double stitched grosgrain (available in the Summer Mini) lends itself to a boy’s card and I dared to try it! I then added the Antique Brass Hodgepodge to frame ‘birthday boy’. Again, I think the Antique Brass Hodgepodge lends itself to a masculine card. The ‘birthday boy’ words came from the stamp set Everyday Flexible Phrases.

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I cut the number 5 out, from Best Friends Numbers, after I stamped it onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I used dimensionals to stick it to the Sage Shadow cardstock I had punched out with my Round Tab punch, and layered with Chocolate Chip cardstock. It’s been a while since I’ve used my Crop-a-dile, but the New Year is providing good fun already and I used it here! The eyelets are from the Metallic Eyelets and are matching Antique Brass. Don’t you love the way Stampin’ Up! products coordinate!! It makes card making so much easier when everything coordinates.

I finally hung the ‘5’ from ‘birthday boy’ using Stampin’ Up!’s linen thread.

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Another masculine birthday card

It was also my brother’s birthday last month.  And this is another card I’ve made using the Outlaw Designer Series Paper.

I managed to make this card without a Really Rust Ink pad … (on my wish list!) … I did use the Really Rust marker pen though, which helped out!  I like these colours for a masculine card … Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Very Vanilla.

I must admit, I did go on “punch” overload with this card … I have used the Large Star, Star, Designer Label, 1 3/8″ circle and Photo Corners.  It didn’t seem like so many when I was making the card!

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