Saturday, July 23, 2016

Masculine Thanks

Hello! Jess here with a masculine card for our current challenge!
Masculine was definitely a challenge for me.  I love my floral stamps from Hero Arts so I decided to think outside the box for a masculine card.  I recently picked up the Garden Flowers by Lia set and decided to use the foliage stamps from the set to create a monochromatic card!
I used the generation stamping technique to get the two shades of color.  I inked the stamp with black ink, stamped it once on the bottom quarter of the card and then stamped it again higher up without reinking the stamp.
To create the sentiment I die-cut the "you" from silver glitter paper and stamped the rest of the sentiment on black cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder.  I adhered the die-cut word with stick-it and used foam mounting tape for the label.  

Simple but striking!  And it works for masculine, right? ;)  Many thanks to Hero Arts for sponsoring us this month and I hope you'll enter the challenge!  Just a few more days to get your masculine cards in!  Thanks so much for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Fruity Fun!

Hi there everyone!  Alisha here with two very simple cards for the Masculine card challenge.   I made both cards using the Hero Arts stamp set called "Stamp your own Fruit".

This stamp set is great for quick out the door cards.  I think this thank you card would be perfect for delivery men, mail men or any man who helps you out!

Hope you can join us and share your Masculine cards for a chance to win a prize from the ever awesome Hero Arts!!  When you're ready, the link is up at the top right of this page.

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by,

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Have A Beautiful Day with Hero Arts

Hi Everyone! Kristina here with another Masculine card for this months challenge! Most of your floral stamp sets usually come with some neutral foliage stamps also, so I stretches my stamps and used only the leaves from the Hero Arts You're So Lovely stamp set.

I stamped and white embossed the foliage onto some Prima watercolor paper, and then used watercolor pencils and a "brush to tip" method to paint the background. Once that dried overnight, I stamped and gold embossed my sentiment before adding some fun bling and mounting onto an a2 card base. 

If you haven't joined in yet, please do link up to our Masculine challenge!! Hero Arts is our sponsor this month and they have a great prize up for grabs for one lucky participant!!

Thanks for stopping by today!! Until next time...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Masculine thanks

Hello, everyone! Michelle Lupton here today, to share a card I have made for this month's challenge theme, which is "Masculine".
Now, I am just like a LOT of card makers - I struggle with masculine cards.  But the Triangle pattern stencil from Hero Arts made my job that little bit easier.

I fixed the stencil above my white cardstock, and used an ink blending tool to add some Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink - stronger in the middle, fading towards the edges. I then cleaned my stencil before putting it back exactly in the same spot to add some Versamark ink over the top of the coloured triangles and clear embossed.  I then moved the stencil and added more Versamark and clear embossed again. I then added more Distress Ink in Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch over the top of the embossing. This gave a dimensional, layered look to the pattern.
I then took my "Thanks on a line" die from Simon Says Stamp and cut it out of my patterned piece. I also cut a piece of black card and cut it with the same die and used it to create and inlaid die look.  I affixed it all to a white card base and added a strip of black top and bottom, and I was done!

Have you entered our challenge for July yet?

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