Art With Heart Creative Showcase: Masculine Cards

Art With Heart Creative Showcase: Masculine Cards

Welcome to another Creative Showcase with the Art With Heart Team.

This month we are featuring masculine themed projects. We have many masculine themed products in the Stampin’ Up! range including Stamp Sets and coordinating Dies, Designer Series Papers, Embellishments and Embossing Folders.

The Art With Heart Team have a wonderful selection of projects to inspire you to create Masculine Masterpieces, so let’s get started!

I’m sharing some techniques you can use to make masculine cards that feature Designer Series Paper – even when you don’t have the coordinating stamp set bundle from the same suite.

I’ve used the Country Club DSP as the base for all three cards. This DSP and its coordinating Golf club Dies and Clubhouse stamp set are perfect for any golf loving male or female.

My first card is an easel card – this is a super easy fancy fold that stands the card up for display. Here it is standing up. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays.

I love how the yellow golf cart pattern looks like a strip of washi tape when trimmed to a narrow line, but most of all I love how one of the papers in the Golf Club DSP has a series of stamped images – this made it so easy to create a card without the co-ordinating stamp set.

I coloured in the male golfer using my Crushed Curry and Smokey Slate Stampin’ Up! markers, before making a custom envelope for my card.

Here’s how it looks when folded down for postage.

For card two I stamped an image from the “A Good Man” stamp set – I especially love the sentiments in this set.

I used a technique called paper piecing to make a golf shirt out of the argyle pattern in the Country Club DSP. I then coloured the rest of the image in with Stampin’ blends before fussy cutting a flag and golf bag out of some of the other Country Club DSP sheets to complete the scene.

My golfer looks like he’s plonked his chair down right on top of the 18th hole with his golf bag leaning in as he finally relaxes after a tough game.

The base of my card is a Whisper White Notecard with matching envelope which I customised to match the card.

First cover the outside of your envelope flap with Multi Liquid Glue and line up the edge of your DSP to the top fold of your envelope. Glue the outside of the envelope flap to the reverse side of the DSP before using your paper snips to trim the DSP around the edge of your envelope flap.

Card three uses the stitched nested labels to cut out lots of different Country Club DSP patterns. I attached some of the Country Club Twine across the middle of the card and then added a sentiment from the “A Good Man” stamp set.

The customised envelope flap was made in the same way as for card two but this time attached to a larger C6 Whisper White envelope to fit the card.

The next demonstrator to share their Masculine project with you is the very talented Rachel Woollard. I can’t wait to see Rachel’s masculine cards.

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Christina Barnes

Kate Morgan

Andrea Sargent

Sharon Davern

Tina Gillespie

Vicki Boucher

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

Rachel Woollard

Rebecca Jacovou

Sujatha Harding

Michele Taylor

Caroline Manwaring

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Making Birthday Cards with Christmas Supplies

Making Birthday Cards with Christmas Supplies

I really love getting multiple uses from all of my craft equipment which is why I’m super excited to share with you a birthday card I made this week.

To create my birthday card I used 2 products from the holiday catalogue: a Christmas stamp set and a Fall/Autumn/Thanksgiving punch. Can you guess which products I used?

The stamp set is called Merry Patterns. This is a beautiful Christmas stamp set that features so many great stamps: a lovely large sentiment, beautiful candles, a fir branch and the cutest reindeers! Here’s a couple of the cards I’ve already made from this set.

When I went to make another card with this set I wanted to try out the candle stamp this time…and I suddenly realised the candles would also work really well on a birthday card. So I made my first ever double Z fold card using the Merry Patterns stamp set.

I used dapper denim and marina mist ink to stamp my candle stamp and then I decided the card needed something above the candles. I die cut the happy birthday die in gold glimmer paper for one side of the card but I only used the “happy”…the birthday was stamped from the matching Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set…I really love the font on this set.

I made some large candles for the other side of the card using the Colour Theory Designer Series Paper Stack, but my hand-cut candles really needed a flame. Can you guess what I used?

That’s right, I used the new leaf punch! I simply stamped it out of gold glimmer paper as well and cut it in three. I love how the shape of the leaves makes the candle flames look like they are moving in the wind (and close up you can see that I didn’t quite position the 3rd flame correctly, whoops!).

The final touches to this card were stamping the “make a wish’ sentiment on the inside of the double Z fold. You can see on the photo below how when the card is fully opened there’s also a blank section of whisper white to write your own message on.

The big candles were looking a little plain so I decided to stamp the “hip hip hooray” sentiment sideways onto the middle candle…I really like the look of stamps stamped vertically instead of horizontally.

And to keep the card folded flat so it can easily pop into en envelope I attached a length of gold 1/8 ribbon to the back of the card and then used it to tie around the front and make a decorative bow.

I deliberately made this card in blue so it could be used for male or fame, young or old. I think this is a really versatile card for a wide range of ages.

Are you getting the most out of your craft supplies? I’ve got another versatile idea for you, this time using the offcuts of the Happy Birthday Die. I explain it all in my blog last week.

To purchase any others supplies I’ve used you can click on the links below, and I’ll be back with 2 more blogs later this week.

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