3-D Mechanics Masculine Hello

I really like this new Sizzix 3-D Texture Embossing Folder.  It is perfect for masculine cards.  I embossed it on Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and distressed it with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  Love the distressed/tarnished look it gives to a card.

Once the embossing was complete I ran the panel through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die.  It was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black cardstock using Be Creative Tape.

The sentiment is one of the My Favorite Things Happy Hello dies and was cut four times from black cardstock, adhered together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then adhered with the same liquid glue to the bottom right of the card front.

A quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix 3-D Texture Embossing Folder Mechanics
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Black
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool

Foundry Masculine Hello

I was in need for some masculine hello card to send to new members in our church.  A few of the new Sizzix 3-D Texture Embossing Plates are perfect and create really amazing cards.  For this card the embossing plate was used on Paper Accents Silver Mirror cardstock and then distress with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.

The VersaFine ink really does dry on the mirror cardstock, so I dried it as best I could with a heat tool and then ran VersaMark Ink over the surface and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  I love the distressed look this creates.

The embossed panel was run through the Big Shot again with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  The sentiment is one of the My Favorite Things Happy Hello Dies.  It was cut from the embossed panel and an additional three times from a scrap of black cardstock.  All were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then inlaid back into focal image panel.

I was really happy with the way this turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix 3-D Texture Embossing Folder Foundry
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Black
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool

Hooray! It’s Your Birthday

This is another image from Art Impressions that makes a great masculine card.  I used it this time for a birthday card, but I’ve used it for an invitation for a backyard barbecue that was really cute as well.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers (E19, E08, E07; YG97, YG95, YG93; E35, E33, E31; E49, E47; W9, W7, W5; C2, C1, C0).

To create the scene I die cut two rectangles using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle, once for the sky background, and another to create the grass, which was created using a Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Border.  Fluffy clouds were cut using Avery Elle’s Pierced Clouds dies.

The sky rectangle was ink blended using Distress Inks Tumbled Glass and Broken China using a Ranger Mini Blending Tool.  The grass was ink blended with Distress Inks Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint.  The two were adhered together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  To add more interest, little tufts of grass were added with Copic Markers.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto the grass and heat embossed using Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  Before doing this ensure that the ink has completely dried so the embossing powder only sticks to the sentiment.

The focal image was die cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added by tracing around the image with a pencil and fussy cutting it with scissors.  The clouds were adhered to the sky portion of the rectangle, one with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the other directly to the rectangle with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The focal image was adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Art Impression Grill Father
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: E19, E08, E07; YG97, YG95, YG93; E35, E33, E31; E49, E47; W9, W7, W5; C2, C1, C0
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, and Mini Ink Blending Tool Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Border Die
  • Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Border Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Avery Elle Pierced Clouds Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Happy Birthday Cupcake

I decided that I wanted to used the Altenew Layered Plaid A for a subtle background to a masculine card and love the way it turned out.  The blue and grey color pallet is really pretty against the white.

I created a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I cut the Altenew Layered Plaid A die from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and sprayed the back with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  I really works well when you have delicate die cuts.

I stamped the Avery Elle Cupcakes with Distress Oxide Broken China and Hickory Smoke.  I enhanced shadows and the flame with Copic Markers.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension and adhered to the lower left of the card with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment combines a die cut word from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy, cut from Silver Mirror Cardstock, and another three times from gray cardstock, adhered together with Ranger Collage Medium.  The secondary greeting was from Winnie & Walter’s Sentimental Birthday was stamped on a scrap of gray cardstock with Distress Oxide Broken China and cut into a thin strip with an angled end.  A thin strip 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and then it was adhered below the “happy” die cut word.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Altenew Layered Plaid A
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China and Hickory Smoke
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Scrap Gray Cardstock
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Clear Wink of Stella

 

Wish Big Masculine Card

It seems like I go through spurts where I create a lot of masculine birthday cards at one time.  Maybe I just get my masculine mojo working and it’s easier to keep on going.  This card was inspired by the plaid patterned paper from my scraps.  I really like the way it turned out, maybe that’s becaue red is my favorite color.

I stamped one of the cupcakes from the Avery Elle Cupcakes stamp and die onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I used colors that complimented the patterned paper, Distress Oxide Fired Brick, Antique Linen, and Twisted Citron.  To add dimension and shadows I used Copic Markers (E19, E08, B95, BG75, BG72; YG95, YG93, YG91, YG23, YG03, YG01; Y38, Y35, YR16; E40; E55).  I then die cut the images with the matching dies and added some Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back.

I created a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Base Weight Cardstock, added a square of the the plaid patterned paper and stamped the sentiment from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments:Birthday with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I decided to add a strip of blue cardstock as a separation, then I adhered the cupcake with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the frosting and flame, along with a few Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Distress Oxide: Fired Brick and Antique Linen
  • Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Base Weight Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Scrap Plaid Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E19, E08, B95, BG75, BG72; YG95, YG93, YG91, YG23, YG03, YG01; Y38, Y35, YR16; E40; E55
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Wish – It’s Your Birthday

When I saw the Altenew Layered Plaid dies I thought they would make great masculine cards.  I also really like the new My Favorite Things Wish Die.  For this card I used a green, yellow and orange color pallet.

I pulled paper from my scraps to make this card.  It is a little brighter than I anticipated, but I like the way it looks.  I cut the green base color to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  I then die cut the plaids from scraps of yellow and orange.  I used Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive to adhere them to the cardbase.

Originally I only cut the Wish die with green, but it got lost on the page with how busy the background was, so I die cut it again from the yellow and orange and stacked them slightly offset to see all the colors.  I pulled out some Copic Markers to give some color dimension and then added Glossy Accents.  This helped the sentiment standout on the card.  I stamped the secondary sentiment from CA Designs Birthday Palooza onto yellow cardstock with Altenew Evergreen Ink and used Copic Markers to give it a little ombre effect.  I added it under the Wish die cut word with a thin strip of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Wish Die
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza Stamp
  • Altenew Layered Plaid A and B Die
  • Altenew Evergreen Ink
  • Copic Markers: YR38, RY17, YR15; G94, G85, G24
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Green, Yellow, and Orange Paper from Scraps

Rainbow Happy Masculine Birthday

I am really happy the way this card turned out.  I decided to my new Simon says Stamp Stitched Alphabet stamp set and used rainbow colors for the word “Happy.”  It made a great masculine card.

I colored the letters with Copic Markers (R29, R27, R24; YR09, YR07, YR04; Y18, Y15, Y13; YG17, YG03, YG01; B26, B24, B21).  Since this stamp set does not have matching dies I fussy cut around each letter and added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for dimension.

I die cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle die.  I wanted to place the word on an angle and decided on a strip of black cardstock for the secondary greeting, which was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.   I added a thin strip of foam tape so that the letters could tuck behind it.

I wasn’t happy with the way it look and so I decided to cut more strips of black paper in varying widths and adhere them randomly.  I liked that much betters, but didn’t like some of the spacing and so I took a Pigma Macron Archival Pen 05 and 01 to add lines and dashes and really like how it turned out.

An A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock and the focal rectangle was adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

Wonky Cake Make a Wish

I liked this cute wonky cake digital stamp from Pretty Cute Stamps.  I printed with my laser printer onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it the complimentary colors of orange and blue.

Copic Markers used were: B25, B24, B23; YR09, YR07, YR04; Y19, Y17, Y15.  Once the coloring was complete it was cut using the the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  It was placed on some Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced with a pencil and fussy cut with scissors.

A rectangle of Neena cardstock was cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX and matted with some royal blue cardstock from my stash.  The two were adhered together with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The cake was placed on the white rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things Make a Wish with Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink.  The wonky cake was then adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

A rectangle of orange and white chevron patterned paper from the Recollections Bright and Basic Paper Pad was cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with the same dotliner adhesive.

As a final embellishment Doodlebug Designs Tangerine, Bumblebee, and Blue Jeans Sequins were scatter around the cake, along with Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine Sequins using Ranger Collage Medium.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pretty Cute Stamps Wonky Cake
  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Bright and Basic 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Copic Markers: B25, B24, B23; YR09, YR07, YR04; Y19, Y17, Y15
  • Doodlebug Designs Tangerine, Bumblebee, Blue Jeans Sequins
  • Neat & Tangled Peacock Feathers
  • Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

It’s Your Birthday – Eat Cake

I’ve had the CZ Designs Birthday Palooza stamp set for some time and hadn’t used it, so I decided to pull it out to make this card.  I really like how it turned out.

I stamped the cake and sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink since I planned to color them with Copic Markers.  Colors used were: E59, E57, E55; V09, V06, V04; B26, B24, B23; BG15, BG13, BG11; YG17, YG03, YG01; Y08, Y06, Y04; YR09, YR07, YR04; R29, R27, R24.  After coloring I die cut them with the matching dies.

I decided to keep this a clean and simple card.  I cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  I matted it with a rectangle of turquoise cardstock and then added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back.

I placed the cake and die cut sentiment on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment.  Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive was used to adhere the rectangle to the cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • Copic Markers: E59, E57, E55; V09, V06, V04; B26, B24, B23; BG15, BG13, BG11; YG17, YG03, YG01; Y08, Y06, Y04; YR09, YR07, YR04; R29, R27, R24
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Celebrate: It’s Your Birthday

I was in need of some masculine birthday cards and so I decided to use the Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake die.  I cut it from both a royal blue and white cardstock I had in my stash.  Primary colors were used for the rest of the color pallet.

I decided to add some balloons with the cupcake and stamped the images using Distress Oxide Inks Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple, Blueprint Sketch.  I tied some Sulky Gold Metallic Thread to the balloons and adhered them to the back of the cupcake with some Scotch Tape.

A rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  The cupcake and balloons were placed on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment from SugarPea Designs Celebrate All Things, which was stamped in both the red and blue Oxide inks.  The cupcake and balloons were adhered to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I decided that the focal image rectangle needed a little more pop to make it stand out and so I decided to mat it with some red cardstock that I had in my scraps.  I think it added the perfect splash of color.

For added visual interest I took a small waterbrush and painted some sprinkles on the frosting with the same Oxide inks.  As a final embellishment I added Stardust Stickles to the sprinkles and balloons and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake
  • Sugarpea Designs Celebrate All Things
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot
  • Waterbrush
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Velvet Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Star Dust Stickles