You’re My Anchor … Masculine Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With Father’s Day right around the corner, I knew another masculine card was in order.  Today’s card also comes from the Come Sail Away suite and works perfectly when your sending encouragement …

My background has one of the designs for the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper and is adhered to the Night of Navy card base.  My lighthouse is stamped with Night of Navy on Whisper White cardstock.  I used the coordinating Balmy Blue cardstock to pull the color out of the designer paper and stamped the greeting onto it, then cut it out with the coordinating die that is included in the bundle.

Also included in the suite are the Bakers Twine and Sail Away Trinkets which really tie the whole card together and works nice to attach my anchor!

There will be many more samples to come from this amazing product suite.   Thanks for joining me today.

See you tomorrow ~

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Come Sail Away …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Looking for a unique Graduation Card? Today I have a card to share with you that would work perfectly for a graduation or a new job.  It’s the perfect solution if your recipient loves to sail, enjoys boating or just being on the water … the Come Sail Away Suite!  You will find this suite in the new catalog (and if you need one, let me know) and it’s sure to be your new “go to” stamp set for masculine or water lovin’ friends once you see all the different elements included in this suite.

Whether you’re looking for a graduation card or you want to send your friend some summer fun, you will find this suite on pages 144 – 146. Page 145 has all the bundle and all the fun elements included in the suite.  Did you know you can now purchase an entire suite with just one item number?  …. Sweet!

My background has one of the designs for the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper and is adhered to the Night of Navy card base.  My sail boat and greeting are both stamped with Night of Navy on Sahara Sand cardstock.  I used the coordinating Balmy Blue cardstock to pull the color out of the designer paper and embossed it with the “High Seas” 3D Embossing Folder that is included in the suite and adds texture to the card.

Also included in the suite are the Bakers Twine and Sail Away Trinkets which embellish the card so nicely.  The bakers twine ties the colors together and the “helm” or “ships steering wheel” adds some fun dimension to the card and ties nicely with the greeting which was die cut using the circle dies.

The lighthouse and birds were stamped on the inside of the card to create a little interest when writing your note.  Besides … I love lighthouses!!

Thank you for joining me today, hope yours is a good one.

See you tomorrow ~

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It’s Your Day … Masculine Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wow … those weekends sure go fast!  I hope you had a chance to check out my Simply Sunday post that featured “A Good Man” stamp set.  Truth is, this is the same stamp set I will be using today!  I’m stepping it up from the simplicity of yesterdays card and adding some more dimension and interest to the card. This card is inspired by my brothers upcoming birthday.

I wanted to layer some of the handsome designer paper from the catalog … the Come Sail Away is very masculine and compliments this stamp set nicely (I used it yesterday too).  To me, there is nothing more relaxing that sitting on a beach or cliff side over looking the water so I added a nautical touch to my card.  I went with a monochromatic style as well …

I knew I wanted to use the sail boats and the striped paper, so I wanted the striped paper to look like it fit the entire front (but I didn’t want to waste the paper you couldn’t see, so I used two 4″ wide x 1″ pieces and centered them at the top and the bottom on the front / base of my card.  The designer paper with the sail boats was cut into the 4-1/4″ x 4″ wide and then I added a touch of Night of Navy to the top and bottom for an added touch of color and to pull the Night of Navy throughout the card.

I then stamped my image “of the guy relaxing” in Night of Navy onto Whisper White … then I used the Aqua Painter to pull in a little color into his shorts and hat.  This helps draw the eye to the focal point of the card.

I was using the “It’s Your Day!” for my greeting but wanted more … so I used two of the rectangles from the Stitched Rectangle dies together to create an interesting visual effect to the card. With that, I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies to cut out my greeting … this kept the texture of stitching throughout the card.  To bring another “circle” shape and balance out my card, I used the ships wheel also known as the helm.

So … if you have that guy in your life that loves the beach, sailing or boating of any kind, the combination of “A Good Man” and the “Come Sail Away” Designer paper is a must have.  I will be sharing some of my creations using the Come Sail Away Suite later this week, so I hope you keep back so you don’t miss a thing.

I would love to hear what you would like to see from the new catalog, till then, I’ll keep sharing what I already have stocked up.

Thanks for spending a part of you Monday with me!!

Have a good day and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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Guest Stamper: OnStage Swap

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised, I’m going to share one of my swap cards from our April 2019 OnStage event … this card was created with the “Best Catch” bundle which can be found on page 44 of the Occasions Catalog.  Now, even if this stamp set does not retire from the catalog, it will no longer be bundled, so if you want to save 10% … you will want to order it before the new catalog is released.

Although there was no “official” name on the back of my swap, but inside the card, there was and email so the creator of this card is Rhonda Syverson!!  I only took a few cards with me to this event, mostly to share with my table mates but I had two left over … so, today and tomorrow you will see those swaps (and I love them both).

Don’t you love how Rhonda did her background? It appears as she inked her folder and then ran it through the BigShot to give it that fun background.  She also did some amazing coloring on her fish … I love this stamp set and have not used it yet so I really wanted to make sure I got one of Rhonda’s card.

Join me again tomorrow to see another swap … totally different than Rhonda’s card today, but both share forms of coloring.

Thanks for joining me today.

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True Gentleman

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you doing today? I hope all is well with you.  Thank you for the kind comments to yesterday’s post, I am truly grateful for all of the amazing people I have met through my stamping and have supported me by choosing me as their demonstrator ❤ Thank You!

Today I want to share one of the cards that my retreat attendee’s got to make.  Our theme for retreat was “Caring Cards” … cards to convey our feelings for others, support, gratitude, sympathy and more. In that mix I thought I needed to add a little testosterone so I created a card from the “True Gentleman” product suite …. You can find it on pages 44 & 45 of the Occasions Catalog!

This is really a simple card to make but with the double fold it looks like it would be more difficult, not so … it’s just a smaller card tucked inside the regular size card and they open in opposite directions!!

My card base is Night of Navy and is adorned with the “True Gentleman” Designer Series Paper. This paper is so much fun … it has playful patterns and some great neutrals that will compliment the playful papers or stand alone! I chose the bow ties and glasses pattern paper to play off the “Lookin’ Sharp” sentiment from the “Truly Tailored” stamp set.

The coordinating punch was used to punch out the greeting and the mat of Tranquil Tide behind the greeting.  I cut the Tranquil Tide in half and aligned it with the greeting to show a bold background!

I really wanted to highlight the greeting so I embossed the background using the “Simple Stripes” Textured Embossing Folder. You can find that on page 5 of the Occasions Catalog with the Picture Perfect Party Suite.  I couldn’t resist adding one of the cute buttons from the “True Gentleman” Buttons … he is looking “sharp” you know! lol

Had to address the inside of the card as well …

And it was very easy to do with the sentiments included in the set.  This is a great stamp set for Fathers Day which is right around the corner … However, this is also on the DISCONTINUED LIST, so if you like it, don’t delay … get your order in before the end of May (the sooner the better) stamp sets are only guaranteed till mid May.

 

Thank you for checking in on me today, and don’t forget to stop back tomorrow… I’ll keep sharing snapshot from our stamping retreat.

Have a “Dapper Day”!!

  

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World Traveler …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you one of the masculine cards that we made at our Spring Stampin’ Retreat. I got the idea from a couple of cards I found on Pinterest and combined them into this card!

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To create the card I used a bit of everything from the “Going Places” product suite.  I started with the Going Places cardstock pack and embossed with the World Traveler Embossing Folder.

Once we embossed the cardstock with the World Traveler … we cut it along the equator line to split the cardstock and have our Going Places Designer Paper show through. The embossed cardstock was popped up to create some fun dimension and really highlight the designer paper.

We sponged area’s on the map and compass along with the inside of our card to age it a bit.

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We then stamped our compass with the Going Global stamp set both on the Lost Lagoon and Very Vanilla cardstocks. They were punched out and layered to create even more dimension. We created a focal point by adding the “Antique Brad” into the center.

To complete the card we added our “banner” greeting with the words from the Going Global stamp set and the Banner Punch. It was a big hit at retreat!

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Thank you for joining me today …

I hope your day is blessed with kindness and beauty.

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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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