Who doesn’t love a great masculine birthday card? I don’t know about you, but I sometimes have a hard time making cards that aren’t too girly! The Country Home stamp set is perfect for your rustic cards, masculine cards, or country scrapbooking pages!
The technique has been around for a while. I saw a few on Pinterest and I had to make on again! When I first joined Stampin’ Up! in 2007, we sold Glassy Glaze! I stamped my images on a light colored cardstock and then spread VersaMark liberally on top of the whole piece of stamped paper. Next, I covered the whole piece with Clear Embossing powder and heat set. (you can heat set from under you paper too). Once it is cooled off, I repeated the process 2 more times to make a total of 3 layers. You want it to look shiny and feel pretty thick. Then I placed it in the freezer for about 5 minutes. Remove the piece and quickly bend in random places. If becomes to pliable, then pop it back in the freezer and try again.
I then took a sponge with Soft Suede ink and rubbed over the areas with the cracks. Some of them I bent slightly to be sure the ink really accented the cracks.
To frame the image, I ran Soft Suede through a die cutting machine with the Corrugated 3-D Embossing folder. Then I placed the image onto an Early Espresso mat and adhered it off center. I finished the card with a True Gentleman (retiring) button with two pieces of Linen Thread tied together with the sentiment.
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I saw the Better with You stamp set in the new Annual Catalog, and I had to give no line water coloring a try! I was having a hard time deciding on a color scheme and my friend suggested the mad bluebird!
Photo Courtesy of Stephen L Tabone
I had never heard of them before and he was so cute!! My water coloring wasn’t exactly no line, but I love how it turned out!
It’s super easy to create! This will be the technique for club this month!
- Use a light color to stamp the image you want to color. I used Sahara Sand.
- Use your aqua painter & ink refills to create the watercolor images
- If you want darker shading, wait for the first layer to dry completely.
- I did use a Stampin’ Write marker tip to define his eye and beak.
- I completed the look with a pearl colored with a black sharpie.
The background of the Balmy Blue is the new Subtle Dynamic Embossing folder! It turns your card stock into textured in a flash!
Don’t forget to stock up on your Designer Series Paper!! Buy 3 – get 1 free! Click on show me the paper for a quick run through of all the great patterns! Then go to Laura’s Online Store to get yours!
Once again I find myself gravitating towards the Rooted in Nature bundle! The coordinating Nature’s Poem DSP makes color coordination a snap! The colors just pop off each other!
We made this card for stamp club this month. We started by random stamping the big leaves with Tranquil Tide and Grapefruit Grove. We then added the returning favorite Blackberry Bliss with the smaller leaf stamp! Just look at the details in the lead stamps!
Next, we added a strip of a subtle pattern from the Nature’s Poem DSP followed by the Blackberry Bliss Nature’s Twine. I made the ends frayed for extra texture. You just simply twist the ends to un-twist the strands. I use a piercing tool to comb it out.
The metallic leaves are cut out of Copper Foil & the matching framelits. To complete the look, we stamped the greeting with the Blackberry Bliss on the Grapefruit Grove cardstock.
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Who is ready for the NEW catalog!!??? I have a LONG wish list!!! I can guarantee that Rooted in Nature stamp set and the coordinating Nature’s Roots Framelits is a must for your wish list! Look how quickly you can create simple, elegant, and masculine cards with it!
This card was made for my club members last month! We stamped the tree in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla. Then, we adhered the Nature’s Poem DSP strip & smaller strip together. To finish that piece, we tied Linen Thread around it twice and tied a knot. Next, we cut out a leaf stamped in Grapefruit Grove (a new favorite color of mine!) and a Copper Foil piece too! It was easily assembled onto Tranquil tide and Mint Macaron!
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I love it when I am working on one project, then cut out a piece from the Big Shot, and then a new idea hits me! I saw the negative of the Petal Branch from the Petals & More Thinlit dies and immediately saw this card!
It was such a simple card to put together too! I just popped a piece of Copper Foil in the background and matted it with Early Espresso. A little Linen Thread and a sentiment, finished! And it’s masculine! Those are usually my hardest to design!
The pictures do not do the copper justice at all! It really pops in person!
My son has grown up around me making crafts with Stampin Up! products. He wanted to make his friend a birthday card, so off to my room we go. He usually goes through my pieces that don’t make it onto a project and scrap paper. But I am so proud of what he made!!
He tells me he wants to be a Stampin’ Up! demo when he gets older! Ha! I will see what he says when he’s 18! Until then, I will eat up these moments!
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High Tide is a wonderful set to use when making thinking of you cards, sympathy cards, masculine cards, and framed art pieces! I really enjoyed the 2 step stamping that this set showcases!
I am usually a card maker that loves a lot of layers! This has the texture and movement of the Cherry Cobbler embossed piece underneath the main image. I used the Seaside Embossing Folder for that and used the NEW Wood Textures 6×6 paper pack! Can I tell you this pack if FULL of great wood images! The possibilities are endless with this paper pack! With the rustic farm designs taking storm lately, this is a must for your paper stash!
I first used the Cherry Cobbler and stamped the 1st part of the lighthouse. Then I used Dapper Denim to add the dimension. The photopolymer stamps really make this a seamless image! I used Crumb Cake for the sand stamp and Old Olive for the beach grass. Next I used Dapper Denim for the water waves and followed that with a blender pen to create the softer water color. The sentiment is stamped with Basic Gray so it wouldn’t take over the focal point. The linen thread was added for a little more texture.
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I used the Special Reason stamp set and Stylish Stems to create a masculine card! I used the rubber insert that Stampin’ Up! cuts out for us! I love it when they do that, because it’s a new stamp/shape that you weren’t counting on! I used it to make the argyle like background. I used Marina Mist, Soft Sky, and Early Espresso for the background colors.
I also used the new Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create some texture to the card. I love adding linen thread to create so whimsy for this card. I did have to fussy cut the banner, but it was worth it!
Do you love the Big Shot? Is your wish list LONG! This is a great time to join just for the discount! You will have until June 30th to meet the quarterly minimum of $300 (before discount). Or you can do nothing with no penalty! What do you get during Sale-a-Bration? The starter kit is $99 plus local tax. But you pick out your kit up to $125 in current catalog items! PLUS 2 FREE stamp sets of your choice!!!! Think big here! Join the Fun & my team today! We have lots of fun, a quarterly meeting (if you want to call it that) private FB page, and recognition for milestones!
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