Masculine Card … Thinking of You

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope this weekend finds in well and feelin’ good! I’m happy to have the day off of work so I can head down into my Stampin’ Studio and create!!

With Mother’s Day upon us, I thought I would share a masculine card and get your thinking about Father’s Day. Masculine cards are one of the most requested classes I get.

Today we will be using the “In the Meadow” stamp set and the Woodland embossing folder (will be in the upcoming catalog). This fun technique I’m about to share creates awesome dimension on your card with little effort!

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Begin with a light background … I used Soft Sky on my card. Then you will ink up your deer image and stamp it directly onto the folder. Yes, directly onto the folder. You are stamping on the area that will show the heads of the deer.

There are two ways to color your tree’s … I love white birch!! I use either the brayer with the White Craft Ink or you can use your Chalk Marker, either one works great. The brayer is faster … however, you may get some white spots on the blue area of the card.

The brown spots on the birch tree were created by using the writing tip of the marker in the recessed areas on the tree (super simple).

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I stamped an extra deer and cut out just the fawn … then I colored all the deer and added some color to the grass with a marker. The fawn is then popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it a 3-D look. The deer on the blue will color differently than the fawn stamped on white cardstock, but I love the way it darkens them and makes it look as if they really are in that forest!!

A simple greeting on a banner created with the banner punch and anchored with one of the beautiful Antique Brads (retiring) and a twist of Linen Thread complete my card.

This is one of the masculine cards that we made at our Spring Stamping Retreat. I like to share different styles, techniques and occasions at the Spring Retreat. For more information about our retreats, click on the tab at the top of my blog.

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I’d love to hear what you think about today’s card share.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, have a wonderful Saturday!

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4 thoughts on “Masculine Card … Thinking of You

  1. Linda, do you have exact instructions on how to create this super masculine card? Unfortunately I have a hard time to envision how to create it. Would very much like to make it for Father’s day.
    Thank you, Monika

    • Hello Monika, Thank you for your kind words!

      You begin by stamping the deer with Momento Ink directly onto the “Woodland” embossing folder and running it through the BigShot.
      Once it goes through the BigShot, the deer will be behind the trees (colored with watercolor pencils).
      The trees are raised and were colored with the Chalk pen … writing tip of the Soft Suede marker in the indents of the tree to create a “Birch” … my favorite tree!
      The deer in front was just stamped onto a scrap piece of paper, colored, cut out and popped in front of the trees. I hope this helps.

      Thanks for visiting my blog! Linda

  2. Linda, do you have exact instructions on how to create this super masculine card? Unfortunately I have a hard time to envision how to create it. Would very much like to make it for Father’s day.
    Thank you, Monika

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