May 8, 2008

Masculine Might

Often masculine cards are the hardest to make, especially cards for an adult male. The Wanted stamp set makes them easy though! I got a big box of goodies today, and just had to play! Here's the step by step:

  • Make your medallion by stamping in Blue Bayou three times onto Very Vanilla card stock. Cut one layer with the Scallop Punch, one with the 1 1/4" punch, and one with the 1/2" punch. Layer the 1 1/4" piece onto a 1 3/8" punched Close to Cocoa circle. Sponge the layers with Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip, working towards the edges with the darkest shade. Attach an Antique Brass brad in the center of the smallest layer, then assemble using Stampin' Dimensionals. You can find that brad in the Hodgepodge Hardware kit or the Vintage Brads pack.
  • To create the Blue Bayou background stamp the paisley image in Blue Bayou onto Blue Bayou card stock. Sponge roughly around each paisley with Blue Bayou ink. Randomly stamp the paisley again, this time in Whisper White. Set with your heat tool. Stamp the smallest circle image in Creamy Caramel over the entire layer and sponge the edges with Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Stazon Black onto the Blue Bayou layer and attach to a Chocolate Chip card base.
  • Cut a piece of Outlaw Designer Series paper. The patterns in this pack are gorgeous! Sponge the edges with Chocolate Chip ink.
  • Stamp the horse image twice onto a Very Vanilla scrap. Once with Creamy Caramel and once with Close to Cocoa. Cut out.
  • Assemble the card, attaching the horses and medallion with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Set three Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets with the Crop-A-Dile, using the template from the mat pack for perfect placement. Tie pieces of Hemp Twine through the eyelets.
With the right accessories it's possible to make a "guy card" that still has lots of embellishment and interest, without making it too girly! The twine is the perfect replacement for ribbon on any masculine card, best of all, it's really cheap!

Happy Stampin'

Stampin' Supplies:
Wanted stamp set.
Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa card stock.
Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Blue Bayou ink.
Outlaw designer paper.
Jumbo Eyelets.
Sponge Daubers.
Hemp Twine.
Stampin' Dimensionals.
Scallop Circle, 1 1/4", 1 3/8"& 1/2" punches.
SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!


  1. What beautiful cards you make. Love seeing them, masculine ones are hard and this one is awesome!

  2. I was just thinking this morning I need to come up with a masculine card for Father's Day. It is hard for me. Your card is just stunning! It is getting my creative juices going. Great job!


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