Sunday, May 21, 2023

Stamptastic Friends May Blog Hop For The Men

It's time to hop along with the Stamptastic Friends May Blog Hop and this month we are focusing on projects for the men. Masculine designs can be a challenge to create, so our wonderful Design Team will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to create your own wonderful projects. 
Here in Colorado we are blessed to be close to the wonderful Rocky Mountains and the incredible wildlife that live there. One of my favorite stamp sets is the Wildlife Wonder stamp set and it is perfect for creating beautiful masculine card designs. The sentiments and images work for a variety of occasions and provide you with so many options. I paired this stamp set with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder to add a woodgrain texture to the Misty Moonlight background layer. My color palette includes Misty Moonlight, Pecan Pie, Old Olive and Very Vanilla with a hint of Gold. I love that this card design has a rustic, natural feel to it. The Deckled Rectangles Dies add a vintage feel to the layers for the focal image that tie in well with this card design.
Products Used:
Wildlife Wonder stamp set (item #157923)
Deckled Rectangles Dies (item #159173)
Stylish Shapes Dies (item #159183)
Timber 3D Embossing Folder (item #156406)
Misty Moonlight Cardstock (item #153081)
Pecan Pie Cardstock (item #161717)
Old Olive Cardstock (item #100702)
Very Vanilla Cardstock (item #101650)
Pecan Pie Classic Ink Pad (item #161665)
Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad (item #153118)
Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad (item #147114)
Old Olive Classic Ink Pad (item #147090)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Linen Thread (item #104199)
Sponge Daubers (item #133773)
Blender Pens (item #102845)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)

Pecan Pie Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Large Deckled Layer die cut with the Deckled Rectangles Dies
Misty Moonlight Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4" Embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder
Small Stitched Circle die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
Old Olive Cardstock
Medium Stitched Circle die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Focal Layer die cut with the Deckled Rectangles Dies
One of my favorite things about creating masculine cards is the opportunity to add texture and dimension. I love the richness of this color combination and the Timber 3D Embossing Folder adds wonderful texture to the background. To bring out the detail and add a distressed look to the design, I used Sponge Daubers to add Misty Moonlight Classic ink to the embossed Misty Moonlight card front, around the edges and over the raised embossed areas. I also sponged the Old Olive Circle with Old Olive Classic ink to give it an aged look. I stamped the bear image from the Wildlife Wonder stamp set with Early Espresso Classic ink onto the Very Vanilla cardstock layer and then used a Blender Pen to add Pecan Pie Classic ink to color in the lighter areas of the bear and blend it with the Early Espresso ink to create the coloring for the bear. To complete the image, I used Pecan Pie Classic ink to stamp the ground below the bear's feet and some plants with Old Olive Classic ink. I layered this layer onto the Pecan Pie cardstock layer to create the frame for the image. I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around the bottom of the Misty Moonlight layer and tied a bow towards the right side. I attached the Misty Moonlight layer to the card base and then added the focal layers with Stampin' Dimensionals to the card front. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image with Gold embossing powder onto Misty Moonlight cardstock and die cut it with one of Stylish Shapes Dies. I then attached it to a slightly larger circle die cut from Old Olive cardstock and then attached it to the bottom right corner of the card design. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to create your own beautiful masculine card designs for the men in your life. There are so many wonderful possibilities to explore in the new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.
Please take the time to visit with my fellow Design Team members by clicking on the links in the Roll Call List below. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know how our projects inspired you. 
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Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. First card I have seen with this bear that I like. Great cards

  2. Great card, the bear is beautiful

  3. I love this! The colors and texture are fantastic!