Saturday, July 28, 2018

Ink & Share July Blog Hop Masculine


Welcome to Ink & Share's July Blog Hop as we explore the world of masculine designs. It is often a challenge to come up with cards for the men in our lives and today we will be sharing projects to help inspire you. You may have just visited Vicki's blog or this may be your first stop. I hope that you enjoy the creations we have to share with you today.

The two cards I have to share with you today are created with two different suites to give you two very different styles of cards. 

My first card features the Nature's Poem Suite which features the Rooted in Nature Bundle and the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper. I love the organic feel of this suite and the images in the Rooted in Nature stamp set are wonderful for creating masculine cards. The large tree has been stamped and then die cut with the coordinating Nature's Roots Framelits dies to create the focal point and the large tree trunk stamped image creates texture for the background on the circle die which has been cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies. The 5/8" Burlap Ribbon adds texture to the card design and provides a nice contrast with the designer series paper. I heat embossed the sentiment using Copper embossing powder to finish off the design. 



For this card I used a combination of Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake for a more classical feel to this card design, choosing the colors from the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper coordinating colors. 

My second card design has a more playful feel to it and is a fun card to create. I used the Animal Outings bundle to stamp and die cut the various animals as well as the sentiment. I used the Everyday Label to punch out the sentiment, which has been stamped with Call Me Clover Classic ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock. I used a strip of the 2018-2020 In Color 6"x 6" Designer Series Paper for a pop of color. 

I love the combination of Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch from the new 2018-2020 In Colors and the bright, fun feel it brings to the card design.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card designs will help inspire you to try creating your own projects for the men in your life. Now it's time to visit Deb's Blog  and see what she has to share with you this month. Just click the Next button to visit her blog or use the Blog Hop Roll Call list below to find your way. 


Ink & Share July Roll Call

Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',




Tricia Butts
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20 comments:

  1. Two cards, you have been busy, perfect choice for boys and men's cards.

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    1. Thank you. I love creating masculine cards and finding new designs. It's fun to try out different stamps and designer series paper and see what happens. :)

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  2. Cute cards! Thanks for running the hop today too!

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    1. Thanks Deb. I had so much fun on this hop with everyone. Love everyone's amazing projects. :)

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  3. So cute! Thanks for the shout out! :-)

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    1. Thanks Victoria. You are very welcome. :)

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  4. Great projects! Really different perspectives.

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    1. Thank you. It's fun to come up with new ideas for masculine card designs. :)

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  5. Love both your cards Tricia, especially the one using Nature's Poem DSP & Rooted in Nature.

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    1. Thanks Kirsten. I love the Nature's Poem Suite. It works beautifully for masculine cards. So many wonderful possibilities. :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing a landscape design. A nice change up.

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    1. Thanks Shirley. I am so glad you like it. I love creating landscape cards. Sometimes it just gives more room for the design. :)

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  7. I just love the Rooted in Nature set and dsp! Great cards😊

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    1. Thanks Phoebe. It is a beautiful stamp set and I love the way the Nature's Poem designer series paper coordinates to make beautiful projects. :)

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  8. both of your cards are lovely - thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Cindy. I am so glad that you enjoyed them. :)

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    1. Thanks Jacqueline. So glad you like them. :)

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  10. Great card Tricia! Thanks for participating in this month's blog hop!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. It was a fun hop and a great theme. :)

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