Hot Foil Life’s A Journey Masculine Birthday Card II

This card uses the leftover dies from the previous card. The Cottage Cuts Racecars and Flags die has two different cars. This time I decided to adhered the elements directly to the background using liquid glue.

The background is the waste of a background create using Gina Marie Designs Stud Dot Argyle. Even the name of the die sounds masculine. When foiling waste you get a more distressed look to the foil. You will see there are few places where the foil didn’t adhere, but I kind of like that look. The edges of the foiling were overly distressed and so I decided to cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle.

I began by laying the elements of the card on the background panel and then start gluing things in place. I actually created this card before the previous one. I first removed all the checkers on the red flag and glued it to the background panel. I then carefully removed the checkers from the place die cut flag and adhered them in place with tiny dots of liquid glue. This took a bit of time, but I like the way it turned out. The red car was then placed and adhered and then the tired were layered and adhered in place.

The sentiment was stamped on a scrap black mirror cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed silver.

Foam tape was added to the foiled background focal image panel and it was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase. If I had to do this card again I would add the red mat to the focal image panel and the sentiment, but I still like the look of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Cottage Cuts Racecars and Flags
  • Unity Stamps for the Guys
  • Gina Marie Designs Stud Dot Argyle
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Silver Hot Foil
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Die
  • Paper Accents Red, Silver and Black Mirror Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Hot Foil Life’s a Journey Masculine Birthday Card

I am having so much fun experimenting with different background dies I have using them with hot foil. I have done a lot on white cardstock and decided to give it a try with a dark cardstock. I love the look of silver on black and that combination using hot foil did not disappoint.

For this card I used Spellbinder’s Basic Lattice Impressibilities Die. I wanted to use it on a masculine card and pulled out the Cottage Cuts Racecars and Flags die. This is a solid die that cuts out all the pieces you need to assemble a couple of cars. I cut it from black, red, and silver mirror cardstock and assembled the race car and the flags together to create this card.

I needed a sentiment that would go along with the car image and found something perfect from Unity Stamp’s For the Guys. It was stamped on a scrap of black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed silver. It was cut down so size using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Die. Since the car was red I added a red mat to the back of the sentiment.

To assemble the card I added foam tape behind the images and sentiment to make them pop on the card front and adhered them all using liquid glue. Before adhering to a black side folding cardbase I decided to mat the foiled background with red mirror cardstock. I love the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Cottage Cuts Racecars and Flags
  • Unity Stamps For the Guys
  • Spellbinders Basic Lattice
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Silver Hot Foil
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Die
  • Paper Accents Red, Silver and Black Mirror Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Happy Birthday to You Paige

I love this image from Unity Stamps. I wanted to stamp it with an ink that would give a no line look, especially with the images hair and so I used Memento Toffee Ink and colored the image in various blue/green colors since the recipients favorite color is turquoise.

I added Ranger Gold Stickles to the polka dots on the balloon, as well as the lines on the other balloon and the confetti. A drop of gold was added to the center of the flowers in the bouquet.

I decided to use the largest oval from Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Stackable Ovals. I added foam behind the oval to add dimension to the focal image. I also embossed the rectangle of turquoise cardstock using the Darice Hearts Diagonal embossing folder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Unity Stamps Hannah Girl
  • Sparkle N Sprinkle Happy Birthday
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: E57, E35, E33, E31; E11, E01, E00; V04, V01; RV13, RV11; BG78, BG75, BG72; BG49, BG45, BG11; BG15, BG13, BG11; BG34, BG32, BG11; G46, G21; C3, C2
  • Tombo Marker 992
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Ovals
  • Darice Hearts Diagonal Embossing Folder
  • Gina  K. Designs Turquoise Sea Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Ranger Gold Stickles

Masculine Motorcycle Guy – Enjoy the Ride

I love this motorcycle guy from Art Impressions. I know that today no one with any brains would ride a motorcycle without a helmet, but back in my day in the 60s that is what you did in Idaho. I dated a guy who had a motorcycle and would ride behind him and loved the feel of the wind in my hair. This stamp makes me think of what he would look like today enjoying a ride on his motorcycle.

Products Used:

  • Art Impressions Born to Ride
  • Unity Stamps For the Guys
  • Copic Markers: C10, C9, C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1; R29, R27, R24; B28, B26, B24, Y35, Y32; E13, E11, E01
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Distress Oxide Ink Blueprint Sketch
  • Ranger Chain 3-D Embossing Folder
  • Doodlebug Designs Patriotic Picnic Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

For the Guys Life is a Journey Masculine Card

I decided to make my own background paper for this card with rainbow colored inks. I used Distress Oxide because they give such a crisp clean color. The center card was cutout and pop up with foam.

Products Used:

  • Unity Stamps For the Guys
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Vintage Motorcycle Masculine Card

Most of the men I know in my generation rode a motorcycle and few times in their lives. I decided to create my own patterned paper and then pop up one of the motorcycles on this card. I think the pop of blue really adds visual interest.

Products Used:

  • Paper Rose Vintage Motorcycle
  • Unity Stamps For the Guys
  • Copic Markers: B28, B26, B24
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To

What man doesn’t like a classic car. Love this mustang. Not sure if there were any bright green cars back in the day, but it sure looks nice with the patterned paper I used.

Products Used:

  • Unity Stamps All Cylinders
  • Honey Bee Stamps You’re a Classic
  • Paper Rose Vintage Motorcycle
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Distress Oxide Inks Mowed Lawn and Stormy Sky
  • Copic Markers: G07, G05, G03; E55, E53, E51; C7, C5, C4, C2; Y35, Y32
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill Paper Pack
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Magnolia Happy Birthday

I’ve always like the look of the Memory Box Elliana Background Die. It makes a perfect backdrop to a flower image.

Products Used:

  • Unity Stamps Magnolia Flowers
  • Waffle Flower Magnolia
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • My Favorite Things Cause to Celebrate Die
  • Copic Markers: YG23, YG21; YG67, YG25, YG03; E02, E01, E00, E000
  • Memory Box Elliana Background Die
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Nuvo Chrystal Drops Apple Green