138 posts categorized "Masculine"

05/20/2024

Mon 20

Masculine Thank You Card

2 20th close

Welcome, it's Angie here today with a masculine card using three different 3D embossing folders.  This card would be perfect for a handyman's thank you card or for any masculine thank you card you might need.  Here's a closer look:

2 20th close

First of all the frame, if you look closely is cut from a black card stock piece that was dry embossed with the "Gears" folder and then gold metallic paste was added to the raised edges.  Next I used the "Vintage Tray" die to cut the frame from that piece and also from a piece of white card stock.  I took the inside pieces and put them inside the "Vintage Tray" 3D embossing folder to get the woodgrain look and then inked each shape before paper piecing them into the openings of the black/gold frame.

The tools were cut using the dies that come with the" Toolbox" 3D embossing folder and then added them to the folder to dry emboss them.  I added a little gray ink to them and then added them to the card front, along with a "Thank You Foil Greetings" circle to finish the card.  Here's one last look:

2 20th close

Hope you like my card for today!  I really enjoyed creating it!  Thanks for stopping by!

AngiesignatureNEW

 

Supplies

 

01/05/2024

Fri 05

Love Grows by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxLavenderBouquet, MemoryBoxHeartStreamerGlobe, MemoryBoxLoveYouGalleryScript, MemoryBoxSendingLoveDailyScript, MemoryBoxWoodgrainHeart, MemoryBoxChristmasJolly6x6, MemoryBoxFestiveGlitterPad, MemoryBoxAutumnFairyCrystals, JeanOkimoto, DiecutCards, HeartDiecuts ValentineDiecuts, PlaidCards, HandmadeValentines, Cardcrafting, Papercrafts

Love grows...on repurposed Lavender Bouquet stems in a winter garden.  A Woodgrain Heart background and bold plaid balance glittery red hearts and gold crystals.  Hi, Jean here with a Valentine design for your special guy.

MemoryBoxLavenderBouquet, MemoryBoxHeartStreamerGlobe, MemoryBoxLoveYouGalleryScript, MemoryBoxSendingLoveDailyScript, MemoryBoxWoodgrainHeart, MemoryBoxChristmasJolly6x6, MemoryBoxFestiveGlitterPad, MemoryBoxAutumnFairyCrystals, JeanOkimoto, DiecutCards, HeartDiecuts ValentineDiecuts, PlaidCards, HandmadeValentines, Cardcrafting, Papercrafts

Cut light kraft cardstock with Woodgrain Heart.  Cut a 1-½" x 5-½" strip of the Christmas Jolly 6x6 plaid.

Cut Lavender Bouquet from black cardstock -  trim the blossoms and about ¼" from the tops of the 4-stem piece shown on the right side here.  Trim the blossoms of the other stems.

Cut the larger heart - with the Love You Gallery Script die - from the dark red  Festive Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut two groups of the small hearts with the die from the Heart Streamer Globe set.

Cut just the background of the "love" portion of the Sending Love Daily Script set from red cardstock.  Cut the detailed top layer from black cardstock -  save the delicate oval from the "o" and the little piece in the top section of the "e."  Pressure-embossing the background makes it easy to adhere the delicate top layer - it'll fit right into the debossed background.

Pressure-emboss the red background with the detailed die using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Assemble the greeting - add the saved black pieces.

MemoryBoxLavenderBouquet, MemoryBoxHeartStreamerGlobe, MemoryBoxLoveYouGalleryScript, MemoryBoxSendingLoveDailyScript, MemoryBoxWoodgrainHeart, MemoryBoxChristmasJolly6x6, MemoryBoxFestiveGlitterPad, MemoryBoxAutumnFairyCrystals, JeanOkimoto, DiecutCards, HeartDiecuts ValentineDiecuts, PlaidCards, HandmadeValentines, Cardcrafting, Papercrafts

Attach everything to a recycled kraft A6 card (4-½" X 6-¼") - use foam tape for the greeting.  Add the slightly darker gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  

Thanks for visiting...keep warm, and have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

Supplies

 

12/23/2023

Sat 23

Carved Wood Poinsettias
by Trina Pham

IMG_4092

 
Hello everyone.  Two more sleeps till Christmas and I have another Christmas card to share today. 😂  It’s a rustic masculine poinsettia card created with the Carved Wood technique using the Perfect Poinsettias 3D embossing folder (EF) from the current 2023 Christmas collection.  I saw this technique years ago, but this recent video HERE inspired me to finally give it a try. 

Started with a white panel from my stash and three gradient brown color dye ink pads.  Scored the panel vertically at 1/2-inch intervals, then dragged the lightest color ink pad direct-to-paper down the length of the panel several times until satisfied with the faux woodgrain look.  BTW, the ink pads should be the felt type (like the distress inks) and not the foam ones.
 
IMG_4098

Spritz the back of the panel with water, then placed it into the EF on the flat side with the faux wood pattern facing up and ran it through the die cutting machine.  The image will be debossed, resulting in the reverse image being pushed in.  It’s barely visible in the photo below.
 
IMG_4094

So to reveal the “carved” image, repeated the direct-to-paper ink pad dragging step with the medium and darkest color ink pads.  Oops, I went a bit heavier handed than I would like.  Doesn’t it looked carved?

IMG_4095

 
The panel was then trimmed down slightly smaller than A2 size and matted onto dark brown cardstock.  Added the Merry Christmas Foil Greetings Rose Tab for a pop of color.

 

IMG_4096

Used the Poinsettia Stem die to die cut the poinsettia centers from gold mirror paper.  Assembled and mounted the card onto a white card base to finish.

IMG_4097
That does it for me this year.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a happy holiday!  See you next year.
 
IMG_0323
 

Supplies

 

12/16/2023

Sat 16

Nested Bundled Red Robin
by Trina Pham

IMG_3958


Hello everyone.  I didn’t want the Bundled Bird die from the current 2023 Christmas collection to have FOMO (fear of missing out) 😂*lol*, so I took creative licence and turned him into a red robin for another bird themed Christmas card.

Except for the nest, which was die cut from Kraft cardstock, all pieces were die cut from white cardstock then ink blended with distress inks (DI).  Shading and details were added to the hat brim and pom-pom with Copic Sketch markers C00/1/3/4.  
A quick side note - I wanted the bird to fit better in the nest, so he was slimmed down by placing his body piece back in the die, offsetting it and then die cutting it again.  
 
DI used:
bird - Rusty Hinge, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Black Soot 
nest - Gathered Twigs, Black Soot 
hat - Lumberjack Plaid, Black Soot 
branch - Black Soot
 
IMG_3959
 
The background is 5x3.75-inch mixed media paper ink smooshed with Black Soot DI in the bottom right corner.  Assembled the scene onto the panel, then painted white gouache paint onto the branch and nest for accumulated snow, and splattered diluted white gouache paint for falling snow.  May have went a little overboard with this step. 😂*lol*   Stamped the sentiment in red, inked around the edges and then adhered onto a white card base to finish.
 

IMG_3960

That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

IMG_0323

 

Supplies

 

11/18/2023

Sat 18

Blue Friendly Snowman
by Trina Pham

IMG_3617

Hello everyone.  I’m sharing another monochromatic blue Christmas card today.  It features the Aurora Snowflake cling stamp, Layered Friendly Snowman die and Brilliant Joy die from the current 2023 Christmas collection.  

Created the sky using the VersaMark Resist technique.  Stamped the snowflakes background onto white glossy paper with VersaMark ink then set aside to dry (could use your heat tool to speed up the process).  A ground mask was then fussy cut from masking paper and adhered to the bottom of the panel.  Ink blended Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks (DI) next, and wiped off excess ink with a paper towel to complete the technique.  The VersaMark ink stamped image resisted the blended inks.

IMG_3618

The snowman pieces were die cut from white cardstock.  The two back body layers were colored with C0/C2 Copic Sketch markers.  The scarf and earmuffs were ink blended with Blueprint Sketch DI using a finger blending brush.  Shaded the nose with a black Polychromos pencil.  Didn’t colour it orange in keeping with the blue monochromatic color scheme.

IMG_3619

The JOY sentiment layers were die cut from Bristol and white glitter papers.  The letters were ombré ink blended with all three blue DIs mentioned above to tie it all together.  Die cut JOY two more times from thick white paper and stacked for dimension.  Assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.

IMG_3620

And that does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

IMG_0323

Supplies

 

10/30/2023

Mon 30

Snowy Pine Trees
by Trina Pham

IMG_3332

Hello everyone.  My monochromatic masculine Christmas card today was inspired by this card on IG made with an embossing folder.  I used the Pine Tree Grove die from the current 2023 Christmas release with the Layered Narrow Pines dies from last year’s Christmas collection for my card.

I didn’t have two gradient blue color cardstock, so all pine tree layers were die cut from white Bristol paper, ink blended with either Stormy Sky or Faded Jeans distress inks using blending brushes, then glued together.  A clean tree sample can be seen to the left of the card in the photo above.

IMG_3333

The torn paper mask technique was used again, this time to create the snowy hills on navy blue cardstock.  Printer paper was torn to look like slopes, then white pigment ink was applied over their edges.

IMG_3331

Next, arranged and adhered the trees onto the panel before splatteringn with diluted white gouache paint for falling snow.  Painted white gouache paint at the tree bases and on the trees for accumulated snow.  White heat embossed the sentiment on a navy blue cardstock strip to finish. 

IMG_3334

That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week.

IMG_0323

Supplies

 

10/07/2023

Sat 07

Happy Fall
by Anne Thompson

We're having gorgeous weather this week in Maine--so warm that it hardly feels like fall, yet the leaves are turning colors and the evenings are cool.  I love this season!  Today I have two fall cards for you...to celebrate my favorite time of the year.

Unnamed-ink

materials used

  • white note cards
  • plaid papers from POINSETTIA PLAID PP1023
  • dark gray, medium blue, and white card stock
  • silver mirror card stock from VINTAGE PASTEL MIRROR PAD FP1002
  • WINTER TREE ARCH 94735
  • A2 RECTANGLE FRAMES DIE SET 94672
  • HAPPY FALL POSH SCRIPT 94747
  • LEAF BUNCHES 94745

to make this card

  • die cut the Winter Tree Arch twice, once from silver mirror paper and once from a dark gray card stock
  • die cut rectangles from plaid papers using the size die from the A2 Rectangle Frames Die Set that fits neatly behind the tree arch 
  • assemble those panels--plaid papers behind the Winter Tree Arches

IMG-2203-ink

  • cut two more rectangles a bit larger from white card stock and two a bit larger than that, one from a dark gray card stock and one from a medium blue card stock

IMG-2204-ink

  • assemble the panels--plaids behind the Winter Tree Arches get attached to those white rectangles and then to the colored rectangles and finally to the white note cards
  • die cut the Happy Fall Posh Script backgrounds from scraps of the plaids used and the detailed lettering from the silver mirror card and the gray card stock; assemble and add to the base of the Winter Tree Arches on each card

IMG-2201-ink

 

IMG-2207-inkIMG-2207-ink

  • die cut some leaves using the Leaf Bunches die and another plaid paper

IMG-2209-ink

  • add a large leaf bunch to each note card

IMG-2207-ink

IMG-2207-ink
Two fall cards ready to go!  I hope you are enjoying autumn wherever you are.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature




06/18/2023

Sun 18

Toolbox
by Trina Pham

IMG_1259

Hello everyone.  Happy Father’s Day to all the fabulous fathers / father figures celebrating today.  Since losing my dad a couple years ago, I have stopped making Father’s Day specific cards, but masculine cards are always handy to have.  I am using the Toolbox 3D embossing folder (EF) with coordinating dies from the 2023 Spring collection to create a simple masculine card good for many occasions.  

The toolbox was created from Kraft woodgrain paper.  The back base layer is 3”x1.5” and the two boards are 3”x0.75”.  Inked and shaded them with Kraft dye ink and/or Gathered Twigs distress ink.  For the handle, started with a 3”x1” piece and die cut with the smallest A2 Rectangle Frames die.  When assembling it, left a small space in between the boards.  Used a circle hole punch to punch from brown cardstock for the nails.

IMG_1260

The tools were die cut from silver Pastel Mirror paper and various color cardstock using the coordinating EF dies.  Ran all the pieces through the die cutting machine in the EF to give them details and dimension.  I think next time instead of die cutting fromin different color cardstock, I would just die cut from white and color the necessary parts in with Copic markers.  The background panel is white woodgrain paper dry embossed with the Toolshed 3D EF.  White heat embossed the sentiment from Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout on black cardstock, then assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.  

IMG_1261

That does it for my card today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful week.

IMG_0323

Supplies

 

04/09/2023

Sun 09

Rectangle Duo Border Birthdays
by Trina Pham

084B10E5-E88E-4534-90E0-233054CE56B9
Hello and happy Easter!  No Easter card today.  Instead I used the Rectangle Duo Border hot foil plate two ways to create two simple birthday cards.

EE667BAA-F7F6-479F-91C6-3B4353DAC905

On this first card, the hot foil plate foiled the double line frame as it is intended using gold hot foil.

7713338A-02CC-43F0-8869-A04073B56DBE

The peonies were die cut from white cardstock and colored with Shaded Lilac distress ink using a finger blending brush.  The leaves were colored with YG61, YG63 and YG67 Copic Sketch markers.  For some sparkle, spritz the peonies with a shimmer spray.

AE7EE3BD-92F5-4D68-B042-CDE2302BE2F2

On the second card, the hot foil plate was flipped and the backside was foiled resulting in a thick solid frame.  It doesn’t foil as cleanly and it took a few tries to get this result… but it worked and is one way to stretch your hot foil plate.  😉

ABBA7439-1CD3-4E57-AC7A-B2A36E7B28E5

Kept it really simple as a masculine card and did some partial hot foiling with the Confetti Dot hot foil plate.  Heat embossed the sentiments with gold embossing powder on both cards to finish. 

6F6A87B3-CBE0-47AE-9131-94D2702B6B69

No matter what I tried, I could not get another decent photo of the confetti card. 🤷🏻‍♀️   Anyway. Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

D47D8627-5A89-4C0B-9EA1-20D68BE00D43

Supplies

 

03/24/2023

Fri 24

Freshwater Fish Stories by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxFreshwaterFish3DEmbossingFolder&MatchingDies, MemoryBoxFreshwaterFishStencil, MemoryBoxHelloRushScript, MemoryBoxEndOfMyRopeSet, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyDewdrops, MemoryBoxGlitzyGlitterPad, BirchPressDesignPijnpointContourPlate, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxDies, Diecutting, DiecutCards, DiecutFish, FishCards, SquareCards, StenciledCards, EmbossedCards, HadmadeCards, Cardcrafting, Cardmaking, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Say hello to Friday with embossed, stenciled and diecut Freshwater Fish. They're from coordinating sets of a 3D embossing folder, dies and 2-layer stencils.  Hi, Jean here with a white and bright design from our spring collection - and a new pinpoint cover plate from Birch Press Design.

Spritz both sides of watercolor paper with a fine mist of water.  Emboss it with the Freshwater Fish 3D Embossing Folder.

MemoryBoxFreshwaterFish3DEmbossingFolder&MatchingDies, MemoryBoxFreshwaterFishStencil, MemoryBoxHelloRushScript, MemoryBoxEndOfMyRopeSet, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyDewdrops, MemoryBoxGlitzyGlitterPad, BirchPressDesignPijnpointContourPlate, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxDies, Diecutting, DiecutCards, DiecutFish, FishCards, SquareCards, StenciledCards, EmbossedCards, HadmadeCards, Cardcrafting, Cardmaking, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Use a sponge, dauber or blending brush to color the fish with the Freshwater Fish Stencil Set and Distress Oxides.  Colors used here are salvaged patina, iced spruce, twisted citron, peacock feathers, broken china and shaded lilac.  Dry the inks, then diecut the fish.  Smaller accent pieces are also included in the sets.

Brayer the fish with VersaMark - use a clean, well-inked pad.  Heat-emboss them with detail clear powder for a glossy highlighted texture, like fresh-caught fish.  Add black Sharpie marker dots for the eyes.

Cut white and black cardstock with the End of My Rope die - save the ropes for another project.  Diecut the white interior offcut with the Birch Press Design Pinpoint Contour Plate.  Trim a tiny amount from the edges of the black offcut and attach it behind the white layer.  The dark backing emphasizes the pinpoint pattern - it makes a difference!

Cut a blue 6x6 from the Glitzy Glitter Pad with Hello Rush Script.  Cut watercolor paper with the die too and layer it behind the glittered greeting for extra dimension.

MemoryBoxFreshwaterFish3DEmbossingFolder&MatchingDies, MemoryBoxFreshwaterFishStencil, MemoryBoxHelloRushScript, MemoryBoxEndOfMyRopeSet, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyDewdrops, MemoryBoxGlitzyGlitterPad, BirchPressDesignPijnpointContourPlate, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxDies, Diecutting, DiecutCards, DiecutFish, FishCards, SquareCards, StenciledCards, EmbossedCards, HadmadeCards, Cardcrafting, Cardmaking, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded 5-½" square white card. Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a 5-½" square of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  Square cards require extra postage.

Freshwater Fish are perfect for embossing and diecutting from Memory Box mirror cardstock too. The Rainbow Reflections and Vintage Pastel 6x6 pads have a wide range of beautiful colors that capture the details of this great fish trio.  Add them to birthday, retirement and Father's Day cards for that special guy.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

Supplies

 

 

Supplies