Posts Tagged ‘masculine’

Tuesday with Tara {take 176}

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!  I’ve been working on some Christmas cards and thought I’d share one that’s a bit more masculine today, since we’re currently having the Movember challenge & blog hop happening 🙂  Today’s card is rustic with a touch of metallic texture.

 I’ve used the Tree Ring Background Stamp in the background of my card- simply stamped in brown on kraft card stock.  I used it together with the Retro Merry Christmas sentiment & mini tree stencil by Tim Holtz.   I added Nuvo Mousse through the stencil on a gold tag for some fun texture.  I like that this stuff can be applied thick for texture or thin for just a bit of shine.  (I can’t wait to try the new expanding mousse and see how it compares!)

I added some hand dyed crinkle ribbon and since it has several shades of green in it, I decided to feature two shades of green card stock for my sentiment.  I tried adding a few other elements but in the end I decided simple was best.  This would be an easy card to reproduce multiple times for Christmas, which I know a lot of you like to do!  A single shiny detail like the gold tag with stenciled trees adds great texture and interest on this rustic card.

Inky hugs,

Tara

November Blog Hop & Challenge!

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Welcome to our November Blog Hop, where we are introducing our November Challenge (you can play along with us on Facebook!) and hopefully bringing you inspiration to create a Movember Madness card which features mustaches or a masculine theme!  We are featuring a fun little Retro Masculine die set by Impression Obsession, but you can interpret the challenge however you wish…

We will be giving away prizes, of course- 3 of you who leave comments along the way of the hop will win one of the Retro Masculine die sets, and one lucky challenge participant will get a $50 gift certificate to spend in the SNS online store!   Scrap ‘N Stamp will also be be donating 10% of net sales on hop Day to the Movember foundation in support of men’s health issues.

For my card, I’ve paired  the Retro Masculine Dies with mugs from the ‘Thanks a Latte’ set by Lawn Fawn.  I die cut the entire set and played around with placement of them to add some fun character to the mugs, which I colored with Copic Markers.  I pulled a 6×6 pad out from my stash (perhaps you recognize this old fave, Mamarazzi, by BoBunny.  It’s probably 7 years old!) and chose papers using inspiration from a recent card sketch I found online.  I’ve switched things up a bit, but you can probably still see the design 😉  One of Tim’s SNARKY small talk sentiment stickers was a perfect fit to help me with my design… After a bit of playing around, I added some ribbon and moved a third mug to the inside of the card, then added a fun border of die cut shapes at the bottom of the card.

I love the personality the die cuts add to my mugs!  As you can see, I added some Glossy Accents to the coffee.  yum.

Inside the card, I added a strip of patterned paper & the smaller mug, which is from the mini Pumpkin Spice stamp set, also by Lawn Fawn.  I can see the three mugs being used together to represent a family (with a mustache on just one, of course!).  The sentiment is from the Thanks a Latte set.  I love that there are so many options to mix & match between the two sets!

I had fun creating this card and making a card that is whimsical, snarky & masculine!  The girls have put together some fun projects, I think you’re going to enjoy this hop!  And remember, we’d love to see what you are making too!  Please join us on the Challenge Page on Facebook and play along!  Now that you’ve seen my card, it’s time to continue on and get hopping…

The hop starts here with Tara, then goes to

Laurie

Amy

Nancy

Kia

Jessica

 

Enjoy the fabulous creations from our Creative Design Team!  We look forward to hearing what you think of the theme & the cards!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Remember the Now!

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

A clean and simple tag using Tim Holtz Theories Stamp Set.

I’m a huge Tim Holtz fan and I just love this new set of his. It can be so versatile- for so many occasions. I don’t know about you, but I struggle with masculine cards/tags and this set makes it easier for me! ;o)

I love brown and blue for a color combo  and added a little gold for some “pizazz”.

I added some background stamping in Memento Toffee Crunch using Tim Holtz Reflections- Numerical stamp.  and then placed the image on my tag using the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform and stamped the image with Memento Nautical Blue ink.  I find the platform makes for a crisp image every time. A definite must need in your crafty aresenal!

I then added my sentiment by embossing a Sentiment from Tim Holtz- Handwritten Thoughts with Stampendous Detail Gold Embossing Powder. I added some Gold Paint Splatters, button and some Washi Tape to finish off the tag.

Voila! A quick and easy,CAS Masculine Tag! You can check out my blog post here for more pictures.

Don’t forget there is still time to join in the “Christmas in July” Blog hop– so hop on over! ;o)

Happy Craftin’!

~Amy~