Say Cheese – Masculine Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

I had some of the 24/7 papers on my desk and decided to make a couple of masculine birthday cards.  I find using stamps with bold/graphic sentiments really help me to create cards with a masculine feel.  I also like using bright colours and geometric patterns too.  Some black ink helped to define the edges on my papers and also adds to the masculine feel of the card.

I made one card, and then this card came together pretty quickly as I decided to use a similar layout to the card I made using the Vintage Bliss papers.  I used a tag that already had the blue/grey background (one I had done previously using distress stains) along with some stickers from the 24/7 sticker sheet, a wood veneer star, some washi tape and black twine.  I think it gives a really different look although the basic layout is very similar to the vintage bliss card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Say-Cheese-Card

Supplies: Simple Stories 24/7 patterned papers, White card, We R Memory Keepers Twine, Studio Calico Wood Veneer Star, Tag coloured with Distress Stains (weathered wood, picket fence, and broken china I think), washi tape, Black Soot Distress Ink.

 

Dream as if . . . Card

Hi everyone,

Yesterday had the feel of summer is coming, with the warmer and longer day.  I made this card whilst my husband was making fruit icy poles for our kids using the zoko pop maker (the kids love them!).  I haven’t made a vintage style card for a little bit so I made a simple card that could be used to give to either men or women. I really like the hot air balloon paper and thought it matched really well with the sentiment in this frame.  The sentiment frame is from the Collectables pack from the Periwinkle Collection.  To make the frame stand out a bit more, I coloured the frame with my versamark pen and then put clear embossing powder over it.  After it was heated it gives a nice shiny clear finish that just adds that little extra detail, even if you can’t really see it in the photo.  I pleated the orange patterned paper and trimmed the ends.  The edges were distressed using a distressing tool or curled and then inked with black soot distress ink.

Hope you had a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

Supplies:  Patterned Papers – Periwinkle Collection by Kaisercraft, Periwinkle 6 x 6 paper pad, Kraft cardstock, Black Soot Distress Ink, Versamark pen, Clear embossing powder.

Fathers Knows Best Card

Hi Everyone,

I have made a Fathers Day card using the Kaisercraft Sears and Son papers based on the  Deconstructed Sketch 67.  I had made the tag awhile ago when I was just using up some mist after I had made a journal cover, but I wanted to give it a little more texture so used the Tim Holtz cogs embossing folder the ‘wrong’ way up so I could use the ‘debossed’ side.  I stayed pretty true to the sketch (You can see it here) and so the card was relatively quick to make.  The thing that took the longest was probably piercing the holes to do the faux stitching (gotta love this if you don’t have or can be bothered with a sewing machine!) I love my sewing machine but if it is away in the cupboard sometimes I just do faux stitching instead.

Hope you have a great weekend (It is Father’s day this weekend in Australia so we are planning a picnic if the weather is good)

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy.

Supplies: Kraft Cardstock, Kaisercraft Sears and Son 61/2 x6 1/2 paper pad, Tim Holtz Design Ruler, Paper Piercer, Black Distress Marker, Mini Paper Clip, Tag, Tim Holtz Cogs Embossing Folder

A Bright Masculine Birthday Card

Hi everyone,

Here is a card I created a long time ago which has never made it to my blog.  I have just been gradually feeling better so still haven’t done much crafting this week, but I wanted to share this card so now is as good a time as any.  Because I made it quite a long time ago I don’t remember all the details but I will give it my best shot.  The patterned paper is by Basic Grey, the stamps are by Hero Arts (I love that background stamp – it is called envelope pattern and is just great for adding that little bit of extra detail to cards), the border punch is by Fiskars (and is great for masculine cards).  The technique used on the card was emboss resist and I used distress stains over the white embossed image.  Hope you give this technique a try as it is fun and quick.

Have a great weekend.

Kristy

A Boy’s Birthday Card

Hi everyone,

My youngest boy is turning 2 so I have made him a birthday card.  My baby is not really a baby anymore!  It is a pretty simple card made using the Echo Park A Boy’s Life 6×6 paper pad, some sizzix star die cuts, an Amy Tangerine paper flower and the Penny Black stamp bold b’day.  I think I have probably mentioned before that Echo Park tend to make great collections for making cards or scrapbooking for boys or men, so I always keep a look out for them as I have 2 boys now. The blog posts have been a little irregular lately as I have been on holidays but I am planning to settle back into my couple of posts per week soon.

Hope you had a good weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Supplies: Echo Park 6×6 paper pad A boy’s Life, Amy Tangerine paper flowers, Sizzix primitive stars, Penny Black Stamps – Bold b’day, Archival Ink – Jet Black, Black Copic Multiliner 0.3, White card stock, Fiskars Postage Edge Punch.

Fireman Luka

 

Supplies List

Paper Trimmer, X-press It Blending Card, Memento Tuxedo Black Inkpad, Distressing tool, Scissors, Stamps – La la land – Fireman Luka, Sentiment and stars – Technique Tuesday, Patterned paper – MME 6×6 paper pad, hemp twine, black pen, Fiskars – notebook punch, bazill cardstock – grey, Distress Ink – pumice stone, Foam Blending Tool, Copic Markers – E000, E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, C1, C3, C5,R20, R22, R27, R29, Y11, Y15, Y17 ,YG63 and YG67.

Method

I stamped Fireman Luka in tuxedo black ink on white blending card and coloured using the markers listed above.  I cut him out and also cut off the dog part of the image.  I punched the edge of the patterned paper with the Fiskars notebook edge punch and trimmed the paper.  I drew the line with the black marker and also stamped the stars and sentiment in black ink. I used pumice stone ink to the edges of the patterned paper and also the card base.  I used foam adhesive to stick Luka to the patterned paper.  I trimmed the other patterned paper to size and distressed the edge using my distressing tool.  I trimnd the red patterned paper to size and adhered to the card front.  I tied some hemp twine around the card and finished it with a bow and then adhered the rest of the card together.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

A couple of cards

Hey everyone,

I got a chance to do some stamping today, so decided to make a card using sketch 39 from deconstructing jen (The sketch is below the pic of my card).  I actually made 2 cards (one that is feminine and the other masculine).  So this card was coloured with my prismacolour pencils – I am still getting the hang of how to use them but they are just lovely pencils.  Don’t worry I still love my copics!  It also uses beautiful Authentique paper and I dug out some old paper flowers to add the finishing touches.  I coloured a couple of my pearl brads with my N3 copic marker to make them a matching shade of grey.  The stamp is from a set called Betsy Bluebell by Penny Black. I also used the Spellbinders Floral Doily Motifs and my circle cutter.  The second card is a masculine card using the Hero Arts Set – Happy Everything – I love the blog sentiments of this set and they are perfect for masculine cards.  The patterned papers are also from Authentique.

Hope you are having a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Kristy