Monday, September 19, 2016

Make It Monday #261


This week over at Papertrey Ink Blog, Betsy Veldman gave us some tips for using our floral stamps to create a masculine card in her Make It Monday #261 Video.  For the card I created, I used Friendly Flowers Stamp Set in addition to a sentiment from Mums the Word, some of the stamps, stencils and die cuts from the Color Pop: Autumn Kit and even the acorns from the Give Thanks Stamp Set.

I selected a piece of patterned paper in a stripe from some of the samples that have been sent to me in cards from Papertrey Forum Members. I don't have any wood grain paper like Betsy used so I had to find a substitute and felt the colors would work great for my project.  I should probably tell you up front that I did try to use cream cardstock for my stamped and die cut pieces but the one I have is not from Papertrey Ink and I felt that it was too yellow to work here so I opted to go for the white.  I cut about a third of the striped paper off so that I would have an area that naturally drew the eye.  I attached the striped paper to a top folding card base made from Ocean Tides Card Stock.

I started by die cutting the different elements I was planning to use.  I cut the two largest leaves from the Color Pop Autumn Kit and then I used the stencils from the kit to sponge on color in Melon Berry and Ocean Tides.  The detail layer was stamped on the die cuts in Americana and Pine Feather Inks.  I really love the way these colors worked with the sponged color.


Next, I cut several circles with the My Favorite Things Stitched Circles Stax Dies and stamped them with one of the flower stamps from Friendly Flowers. Since I used a circle instead of the flower shaped die cut, they just look like spokes and not really like flowers at all.  It's just another way to stretch your your stamps. The colors I used for this are Dark Chocolate and Ocean Tides. I tried several colors such as Kraft, Cocoa Bean and Fine Linen but I felt the Dark Chocolate looked the best with my other color choices.

For the last two elements, I stamped the acorns from the Give Thanks Stamp Set, also in Dark Chocolate, and the greeting from Mums the Word in Pine Feather Ink.  I used an acrylic block for all of the stamping except the sentiment and I did that in the MISTI so that I could double stamp it for extra crispness with no problems lining it up. I love having the option to use either but for things that don't need to be exact I still like using an acrylic block. I used the Number the Stars Banner Die to cut the sentiment out. I attached both of these elements with Foam Squares.

I really like the font from the Mums the Word Stamp Set.  The more scroll-y or flourish-y looking fonts just don't look as masculine as this classic one. I used one of these sentiments for my brother's birthday card and was happy with that result as well.

Thanks so much for coming by to check out my project.  I hope you enjoy my take on the challenge and will be inspired to create something of your own.

20 comments:

  1. Your MIM card is fantastic. Beautiful

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  2. Your card is beautiful. Love the color combination you used.

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  3. Absolutely stunning! Love the colors and beautiful arrangement! Wonderful card!

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  4. Fabulous card, Vicki, with its striking mix of colors. How very clever to stamp the flowers on circle die cuts. It gives them more of a graphic feel. If you with your love of shiny, sparkly materials can make a great masculine card, then anyone can!

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    1. Nancy, that is right!! I love shimmer and sparkle but it doesn't really have a place on a masculine card.

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  5. Your card is stunning! Love the stripes and the fall foliage and colors ties everything together!! I love, love the sentiments from Mum's the Word...great composition!!

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  6. Wonderful card! I love the colors, and the circles are brilliant. Perfect in every way!

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  7. Very nice! I love how you put this together.

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  8. Very handsome - great colors and layout. Your Friendly Flowers circles work so well with the leaves and acorns!

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  9. Beautiful card! Love the colors and design!

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  10. wow this is gorgeous!!! Those circles look great as a graphic element.

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  11. That is absolutely gorgeous Vicki!! Beautiful job on Betsy's inspiration this week!

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  12. Once Again, you never cease to amaze me!! Your creations are ALWAYS beautiful!! What a gift you have!!

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  13. Absolutely GORGEOUS card Vicki! I just love all the colors you used and your DSP is perfect for this masculine card! You definitely rocked this challenge...love it!! :0)

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  14. Vicki, I love this, it's absolutely stunning! I used this same set on my card but yours is way better than mine!

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  15. Fantastic masculine card. Brilliant idea to stamp those flowers on circle die cuts.

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  16. Vicki, your gorgeous card just popped out of the lineup of thumbnails. I love everything about this manly card...but any female I know would appreciate it also. Terrific take on Betsy's challenge!

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  17. I think this is amazing! Love it so much~

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  18. VERY handsome, and handsomely done! Love the circle idea, gives it fullness, but not frilly girly, if you know what I mean. Gorgeous layout!

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