Farewell, Masculine

Traveler

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card that I have made using a stamp set that has continued into the new annual catalogue, Traveler.

I was needing some Farewell cards and what better stamp set could I use for someone leaving and wanting to spend their retired years travelling.

Traveler Stampin' Up!

I used Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Black & Crumb Cake, along with the retired Dictionary Background Stamp. Some Linen Thread was tied around the card before the circles were added with dimensionals.

Traveler Stampin' Up!

I didn’t have a stamp “farewell” so I printed that from the computer, then used my Word Window punch.

I stamped the suitcase image on the inside of the card and the envelope!

Traveler Stampin' Up!

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Birthday, Handmade Cards, Kids Cards, Masculine

Motorbike for the boys

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card I made using MDS (My Digital Studio), the computer program that Stampin’ Up! have had for a few years now, and will no longer offer from 31st May 2015. When I heard this is was disappointed, as I had purchased many downloads and use the program for my scrapbooking and designing my blog headers. But in saying this, we can still use the program, there just won’t be access to new downloads.

This card was made for a young man in his 20s for his birthday. At that age, I find masculine cards more difficult, but love this motorbike stamp which I downloaded in MDS for only a couple of dollars and can use as many times as I like!!!

Motorbike

I printed the image onto white card and cut it to the size required. I coloured it with Stampin’ Write Markers. As the saying goes, Red goes faster, so that is what I chose!!!!

How awesome does it look?!!!

Motorbike

I layered it on Basic Grey card and Real Red and added some coordinating Candy Dots.

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

 

Sale-a-bration, ends 31st March 2015 (tomorrow!)

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Happy Stamping,

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Masculine, Techniques & Tutorials

Water Wash By The Tide

Dear Crafters,

Water Wash Technique with By The Tide

Today I share a masculine card created with the Water Wash technique, something I haven’t done a lot of experimenting with, but had some fun in the process.

Most of the cards I have seen using this technique have been feminine cards, so my challenge to myself, was to create a masculine card.

By the Tide

I stamped the images and embossed them all with clear embossing powder and heat set them. This was so that when I added the watercolour over the top, the images didn’t run. I used Pool Party for the first wash over the entire card, then went back and added colour from the bottom with Lost Lagoon. This added the depth to the card. I also added a little (diluted) colour of each of the images over the top and around them to give them a “glow”.

The ink pads I used for the images were: Coral (Versamark & dabbed Calypso Coral), Seahorse (Hello Honey), Fish (Mossy Meadow), Crayfish (Cajun Craze).

By the Tide

I added the splatter by tapping the brush with the Lost Lagoon ink. I used my heat tool to dry it so it didn’t run too much. I stamped happy birthday then used the Word Window punch before attaching it with dimensionals.

I love how this coral has a glow because I used the Versamark ink then dabbed the Calypso Coral over the top before pressing it onto the white watercolour card stock.

Once the card was dry, I also ran the Lost Lagoon Stampin’ Write Marker around the edge of the card, not only to define the border, but also to colour the side edges of the white card. This is a handy tip instead of adding another layer of card stock!

By the Tide

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of your card and your envelope! Do you do this? Because I can never send a card in the mail that has a nude envelope!!!

By the Tide

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

 

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

If you wish to place an order between now and the 31st March, you may be entitled to some FREE Sale-a-bation items.

If you order $90 in product, you choose 1 item FREE

If you order $180 in product, you choose 2 items FREE

If you order $300 in product, you choose 3 items FREE and get $50 to spend on anything in any catalogue

If you order $400 in product, you choose 4 items FREE and get $100 to spend on anything in any catalogue

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping,

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Handmade Cards, Masculine

Guy Greetings

Dear Crafters,

First of all Happy Australia Day to all my Aussie friends out there!

Today is my dad’s birthday, lucky him always celebrating on a public holiday, and we are getting together for a special celebratory lunch.

I made this card for him using the Guy Greetings stamp set in the Occasions catalogue.  I got this in photopolymer for only $44.95 for all of the 22 stamps below:

Anyway, this is what I created with the stamp set, using the classic car as my main image. I stamped it in Early Espresso onto Crumb Cake card stock and sponged the edges of all pieces of card stock.

Guy Greetings

The used the circle framelits to cut the circles. I embossed the middle darker circle for a bit of texture, as it was too plain beforehand and I wasn’t happy with it lol.

I also added some ribbon which helped finish it off.

The DAD sentiment I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

The circle with the car image I added with dimensionals.

Guy Greetings

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

 

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

If you wish to place an order between now and the 31st March, you may be entitled to some FREE Sale-a-bation items.

If you order $90 in product, you choose 1 item FREE

If you order $180 in product, you choose 2 items FREE

If you order $300 in product, you choose 3 items FREE and get $50 to spend on anything in any catalogue

If you order $400 in product, you choose 4 items FREE and get $100 to spend on anything in any catalogue

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

Card in a Box Style, Kids Cards, Masculine

Hawks

Hello Crafters,

What a busy time of year it is for our family!

On the weekend, we celebrated by brother-in-law’s 40th birthday and he is a mad loyal Hawthorn Football Club supporter, so what better way to celebrate than with a card in a box style card in the Hawthorn theme!

Hawthorn FC Card in a Box

I used Chocolate Chip and Crushed Curry card stock to create the base of the card. I got the images off the HFC website and printed the words to the theme song and placed them at the inside back of the card.

Hawthorn FC Card in a Box  Hawthorn FC Card in a Box

I had to add the 4 0 in some champagne glitter card!

Hawthorn FC Card in a Box

and the sentiment from the Petite Pairs Stamp Set.

Do you think he will like this? I am sure hoping so!

 

The Annual Catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping,

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Masculine, Techniques & Tutorials

Baby Wipe Technique (Masculine)

Hello Crafters,

Today I share with you another baby wipe technique but this time a masculine one.

I am just loving this fun and very easy technique!

The colours this time are: Midnight Muse, Baked Brown Sugar & Bermuda Bay!

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The card base is Midnight Muse Core’dinations cardstock which I sanded to give it a more rustic look.

The technique is exactly the same process as I showed you last week with the Engagement card, you can view this here.

This time I stamped the Beautifully Baroque image onto very vanilla card stock. Isn’t it just stunning?!!!

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I added some bakers twine around the image giving it a more masculine look.

And I added the sentiment “happy father’s day”. Yes I am getting in early this year!!!!

 

The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue goes live on 1 July, but if you would like to receive a copy before then, please Contact Me. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful colour pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Don’t forget to check the retired stamps and accessories lists, there are sure to be products to please, but hurry, only available while stocks last!

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Happy Stamping,
Name Banner