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A Good Man is very masculine

Tonight I have a masculine card using the stamp set, A Good Man!

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I adore these images and just looking at it makes me take a deep breathe and think of relaxing by the seaside, and taking time for ourselves to just breathe.

This is also perfect timing with Father’s Day coming up and the images in this set are just ideal for that special man in your life.

The image is coloured using Stampin’ Blends markers; Pretty Peacock & Seaside Spray Combos and Light Crumb Cake for the skin tones and Light Pool Party framing around the entire image to add some depth.

Here is another one I made with a different image.

Masculine cards using Stampin Up A Good Man & Birch stamp sets by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019.2.JPG

Have you made your dad a card for Father’s Day yet? What stamp set did you use?

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Masculine Trifold card to sail home

Tonight’s card is a fancy trifold card using the Sailing Home bundle. Purchase this stamp set and coordinating dies together and save 10%.

don’t you just love these colours together? I sure do and they are Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate and a Soft Suede wheel!

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Fancy Folds

I love using Designer paper as the card base. When they are double sided, you want to show off both sides of the paper and this is a great fold to do this. Don’t you agree?

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019 Fancy Folds open

I popped up the lighthouse and the anchor on dimensionals for added depth and tied a little piece of twine through the anchor.

Trifold card using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019, Fancy Folds

This card was inspired by Jackie Bolhuis however, I used different measurements. You can see her video here.

What I used:
Come Sail Away DSP – 6″ x 12″, score at 1¾”, 4¾”, 7¾”.
Whisper White card – 2¾” x 4″ and 3¾” x 5½”
Balmy Blue card – 2⅞” x 4⅛”

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Slider card and Smooshing with watercolour technique with Instructions

Tonight I have a couple of techniques with some watercolour smooshing and a slider card!

I taught this to my class ladies earlier this month and they loved it. It’s always great having a masculine themed class and we focused on this bundle mainly. It reminded me that I must do more masculine themed classes in the future.

To create the watercolour background, I put a couple of drops of re-inker, reasonably close together onto a sheet of acetate, spritzed it with water and then lay the Fluid 100 watercolour paper on top and gently pressed down with the finger tips (don’t rub). You don’t want the colours to mix together, just gently blend. You may need to place the paper down again so you cover the entire piece, as the excess we cut away, will be used later. I then put this aside to dry while I stamped the images and the inside of the card.

Slider card & Smooshing Technique using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019.

The lighthouse is stamped in Soft Suede and coloured with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Combo pack to get the darker and lighter shading. The boats are stamped in Night of Navy ink and coloured with Combo Blends of So Saffron and Poppy Parade. I added some Wink of Stella to the water below the boats rather than colouring it.

Slider card & Smooshing Technique using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2019

On the inside I stamped the sentiment, add a Copper Foil anchor and the rope is part of the leftover pieces from the excess watercolour paper! The straight piece of rope is from the slider mechanism from the front!!!

Slider card & Smooshing Technique using Stampin Up Sailing Home Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2019

To create the slider card mechanism:slider card mechanism.JPG

Score 2 lines on card, punch 2 circles with lines through the centre. Fold them into a taco shape. Place glue on the bottom of one and glue them together to create the H shape.

Cut the watercolour piece down to the size you require and die cut the rope die across the front where you want the sliding sailing boat to be. With the strip of left over water-coloured paper, glue this to the card base behind where the die-cut rope was so it still looks great and not having the Navy card show through. I did this by placing the paper down the watercolour paper roughly where I wanted it centred on the card and used a pencil to mark on the card base, either end of the rope, as a guide.

Add glue to the flat side and adhere to the larger sailing ship, ensuring that it is the right orientation (scorelines horizontal). Slide this into the slot so each side is facing toward the top and bottom of the card. It is easiest to do this step before you adhere the front panel to the card base. I used Adhesive Foam Strips around the edges of the watercolour layer and then two more strips either side of the mechanism, but ensure you allow enough space for the circles to slide along.

slider card mechanism.

This is not a spinner card, but a slider card, as I didn’t want the sailing boat doing circles on the ocean. If you want it to spin, you would use some washers from the hardware store joined together by a mini dimensional.

I hope these instructions make sense.


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Masculine Origami Window Card

Today, I have a masculine card for you using the Classic Garage Designer series paper. I don’t have any of the other products from this suite, so I had to come up with a design using only the paper.

Classic Garage DSP & Butterlfy Gala Origami Window Masculine card Stampin Up Occasions by Kate Morgan Australia 2019.JPG

My colour combination is Tranquil Tide, Crushed Curry and Real Red.

classic garage dsp & butterlfy gala origami window masculine card stampin up occasions by kate morgan australia 2019.

The top section I used the Origami Window Fold and then layered it onto some coordinating colours as mat layers. The sentiments are from the Butterfly Gala stamp set stamped in Tranquil Tide ink. I love those Rectangle Stitched Framelits which I used on the front of the card and layered it over some of the Tranquil Tide Woven Ribbon tide in a knot. Can you see the spine of the card where I threaded the ribbon through? I used the 1/2″ circle punch to make a small notch in the spine. This is a clever way of adding ribbon and when you look at the front of the card, you don’t even notice the punched notch!

On the inside I added a piece of Crushed Curry card and a small strip of the DSP down one side, then stamped the sentiment.

classic garage dsp & butterlfy gala origami window masculine card stampin up occasions by kate morgan australia 2019 inside

If you would like to see how I made the origami window fold, visit Keenan Kreations video by clicking here.

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Looking forward to warmer weather with High Tide

Today’s card has a summery feel to it and yes, I am still waiting for some warmer days to appear in cold Melbourne town! It is Spring and daylight savings is about to start tomorrow night, so hopefully that will mean some better days ahead.

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I have recently purchased this High Tide stamp set and wanted to get it out and have a play.

High Tide Masculine card using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.JPG

I have used quite a few different ink pads, although it doesn’t really look overly colourful, but I do love the Pineapple Punch card base with Very Vanilla layer to really bring it to life!

Once I had finished stamping, I felt it still needed something… maybe because it was a single layer card, meaning there was no dimension to it. So pulled out my Wink of Stella and turned to moon into a shiny moon with refection on the water and the tops of the wings of the birds flying high in the sky have a silvery tone to them.

High Tide Masculine card using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

I also felt it still needed something else, so instead of cutting it down and adding a mat layer, I decided to sponge the edges with Versamark ink, add some Gold Emboss Powder and heat set it. This is a great way to add that layered look and some extra shine!

Here is the inside without a sentiment at the moment. I’m not sure what it will end up being, whether it’s for a birthday, sympathy, thinking of you, or could even be a happy holidays card!

The water is stamped in Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam. The lighthouse is Gray Granite and Blueberry Bushel. The beach is Sahara Sand. The plants are Mossy Meadow. The birds are Memento Black. The moon and reflection are Smoky Slate.

High Tide Masculine card using Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018 inside

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Under the Sea Textures

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card with more of a masculine theme. As you know, I struggle with these types of cards, but this Sea of Textures bundle had me excited when I first saw it. In conjunction with the new Embossing Mats, it gives so many more options to add texture with the cutting dies!!!

Sea of Textures Under the Sea card Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Australia 2018.

See that white coral die cut piece in the bottom corner? Well, I used that same die with the new embossing mats to create the embossed section on the Soft Sea Foam card.

The octopus was inked with Grapefruit Grove and then I used Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel Stampin’ Write Markers using the thumping technique to add that extra bit of colour to the tentacles.

I love how the wood textures Designer Series Paper adds the perfect texture for the port hole!

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But first, have you heard about the amazing, never seen before offer, with the already awesome valued starter kit when you join? July is the month to do so with an additional 10 ink pad assortment for FREE with the Starter Kit. It is only $169 to join and you choose any products to the value or $235 to get started and FREE delivery. There are no contracts or strings attached to this offer. Click here to join (Australian residents only).

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Epic Celebrations in Triple Time

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a masculine kids card using the Epic Celebrations stamp set from the Saleabration brochure, which you can select for FREE with any $90 order!

I really struggle to create masculine cards, but when we used the Triple Time Stamping Technique in my last class, I thought this stamp set would be perfect.

Epic Celebrations Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia, Saleabration 2018.jpg
The images are stamped in Basic Black ink and then coloured lightly with Watercolour Pencils and blended with Blender Pens.

Epic Celebrations Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia Saleabration 2018

Don’t forget to stamp the inside of the card and the envelope to coordinate!!!

Epic Celebrations Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia Saleabration 2018 inside

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

There’s also some new Sale-a-bration freebies added as a second release. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the picture below to download your copy.

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Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
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Bubble Over with a Birthday Brew

Dear Crafters,

Today I have a masculine card using the new Bubble Over Bundle. I love that we have a new masculine set available to us!

Bubble Over Masculine card, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan DIY

Check out that Designer Series Paper too. It’s called Bubbles & Fizz DSP and it is one of the FREE items you can choose with any $90 order during Sale-a-bration. I love that we can add this to our order and that it coordinates with a bundle.

And those Glitter & Clear Epoxy shapes are the perfect embellishment to finish off the coolness of these drinks. After the heat wave of over 40°C in Melbourne over the past few days, I sure could have done with some of these lol

Bubble Over Masculine card Stampin Up by Kate Morgan DIY

The bottle caps are die cut in silver foil, which gives a realistic look to the tops. To see more on this bundle check out this short video.

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Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product is 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue begins on 3rd January and runs through until 31st May 2018

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Birthday card for the boys!

Dear Crafters,

Can you believe there are only 2 more days left of 2017?

Where on earth did this year go??? It all happened so fast and with Christmas done and dusted, it’s time to start thinking about Sale-a-bration and the release of the Occasions catalogue.

Today’s card is full of fun colour and uses the new Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set available in the Occasions catalogue starting in 3rd January!

What kid doesn’t love a party blower on their birthday? I know for sure that they are a hit amongst my girls and I’m sure little boys are no different!

Masculine card using Picture Perfect Birthday, Stampin' Up! by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia, DIY

I have used some beautiful bright colours for this card; Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party & Tempting Turquoise.

This stamp set is photopolymer, so lining up the stamps to create the party blowers is actually not as hard as it may seem. I just love this colour combination for boys and all the stamps in this set, make it so easy to create such a fun card.

 

Masculine card using Picture Perfect Birthday, Stampin' Up! by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY.JPG

I have made this card with my nephew in mind. His birthday is in January and he loves blues and greens, so perfect for him.

Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page on 3rd January 2018.

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Farewell, Lovely as a Tree

Dear Crafters,

It’s coming to the end of the school year, and many teachers come and go at this time, so here is another Masculine farewell card, using the Lovely as a Tree & Hardwood stamp sets.

Masculine Farewell card using Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree, & Hardwood stamp with sponging by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup

I stamped the woodgrain image and them used a sponge dauber to add some extra colour and tone.

Masculine Farewell card using Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree, & Hardwood stamp with sponging by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY #stampinup

I also sponged some Marina Mist ink across the branches of the trees to give some colour to the sky behind. The font was printed on my computer.

Masculine Farewell card using Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree, & Hardwood stamp with sponging by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup DIY

I also stamped a tree image on the inside of the card and on the envelope.

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