Wednesday, October 20, 2021

New At SU October Blog Hop Masculine Cards

Welcome to the New At SU October Blog Hop as we showcase Masculine cards to help you get creative for the guys in your life. Creating masculine cards can be very challenging and I you will have the opportunity to visit with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators as they share their ideas and projects to help inspire you.
For my card today, I decided to add a twist to my design. I chose to use the Evergreen Elegance stamp set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, which is a beautiful Christmas stamp set. I paired it with the Watercolor Shapes stamp set and the sentiment is from the Enjoy The Moment stamp set. At first glance, this probably is not a combination you would think of for a masculine card design, but with a little experimenting, I came up with a wonderful masculine birthday card that is fun to create.
Products Used:
Evergreen Elegance stamp set (item #153313)
Watercolor Shapes stamp set (item #156968)
Enjoy The Moment stamp set (item #154452)
Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder (item #153576)
Stitched So Sweetly Dies (item #151690)
Soft Suede Cardstock (item #115318)
Shaded Spruce Cardstock (item #146981)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Shaded Spruce Classic Ink Pad (item #147088)
Balmy Blue Classic Ink Pad (item #147105)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Baker's Twine Essentials Pack (item #155475)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Soft Suede Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Matte Layer - 3 1/2" x 2 1/4"
Sentiment Label die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Shaded Spruce Cardstock 
Background Layer - 5 1/4" x 4" Embossed with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder
Basic White Cardstock
Focal layer - 2"x 3 1/4"
This card design is all about texture and layers. I created the focal image using just two ink colors and stamped off the images to create different colors and layers to the design. For the background, I stamped off the Balmy Blue Classic ink once and then stamped it onto the Basic White cardstock layer in the center. To create the layers of trees, I stamped the first large tree with Shaded Spruce Classic ink on the left side of the layer and then again on the right side without reinking. For the center tree, I used the medium size tree image and stamped it off once before stamping it onto the Basic White cardstock layer. This gives the illusion of a forest with simple stamping. I attached the layer to the Soft Suede cardstock matte layer and wrapped a piece of the Crumb Cake Baker's Twine twice around the layer and tied it in a knot on the left side. For the background layer of the card, I embossed it with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder to add texture to the layer that coordinates with the focal design. I attached it to the card base and then attached the focal image with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to the upper left side of the card front. To complete the design, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Enjoy The Moment stamp set with Gold embossing powder onto the sentiment label I die cut with one of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I attached the sentiment label to the bottom right corner of the card front with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. I love this color combination and how the design has a wonderful rustic, nature theme to it. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to look at this beautiful Christmas stamp set and see how versatile it is for other occasions. I feel that the amazing tree images in this stamp set make it a winner for masculine card designs. Note that for today only, the Evergreen Elegance stamp and the Enjoy the Moment stamp set are part of the 24 Hour Stamp Sale, where you can save 15% when you order before 11:50pm Mountain Time, October 20th. I think you will find that these stamp sets would make a great addition to your collection.

Now it's time to visit Ginger's beautiful blog and see what she has created to inspire you. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Tricia Butts
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  1. My husband has a checklist for masculine cards and you've ticked all his boxes with this card: Texture ✓ No ribbon or bows (twine in a knot is okay) ✓ Earthy colors ✓ Simple Layers ✓

    1. Thank you Loni. I love your husband's checklist. It sounds like a perfect blue print for masculine cards.

  2. Oh yes, those stamps and this embossingfolder work so well together, and are great for a naure inspired masculine card!

    1. Thank you Annette. I love the detail in this embossing folder and it coordinates perfectly with the stamp set for this design.

  3. Love the way you used the Watercolor Shapes to create the background on your focal image.

    1. Thank you Brenda. I love the texture and detail it adds to the sky for this card design. France Martin shared this idea recently on her blog and I knew I had to try it.

  4. Your card reminds me of mine, Tricia! Great minds think alike I guess! I love your background texture and the colour choices, but my favourite part is the focal image!

    1. Thank you Heather. I love that we were on the same page with our card designs. I love creating nature designs for masculine cards.

  5. Beautiful card Tricia! I love the colours and the embossed background!

    1. Thank you Ximena. I love Shaded Spruce and it works beautifully with this embossing folder.

  6. That is an awesome masculine card! Those colors are perfect, and the simplicity of the trees really works!!! Love everything about this card!