Posts Tagged ‘masculine’

Tuesday with Tara {take 244} Kraft Evolution

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Happy Tuesday!   Today I’m sharing some cards for Day 21 of our “Random Acts of CARDNESS” Challenge which is KRAFT.  To be fair, it’s kinda  default of mine (I think the last 4 cards I’ve shared have included kraft card stock), but I’m sure for some of y’all it’s a challenge!  Today I doubled the challenge for myself and used the Evolution stamp set by Tim Holtz, which isn’t my typical style.  This set includes two large collage style masculine images that turned out to be pretty easy to work with!

I’ve been in the process of moving my studio space and while I have a work space moved to one room most of my supplies are still in another… I decided to make this project easier on my self and use some pre-inked backgrounds I found while I was making the move. This first card features a fun multi colored background done with Distress Oxide Inks.  I simply stamped over it in black and did a bit  more blending around the edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.  I chose to use the deepest shade in the background, purple, as a layer behind my image to mount on a 5.5″ square Kraft card base.  I stamped a text stamp by Finnabair along the edge of the card in black as well.  I deliberately stamped crooked to mimic the text in the main image.

I wasn’t really sure where to go from there…so I set the card aside for a bit and started on the next one, which is similarly stamped on an inked tag.  Once I had both images attached to base cards I added some ribbon, which I adhered with my tiny attacher- Tim’s little staple tool.  I wanted some extra stability on my ribbon so I could hang a large metal embellishment (one of Tim’s adornments from my stash).  I then remembered some little brads that were a perfect fit- a hat for this card and a mustache for the other.  A chit chat sticker didn’t seem to be enough on it’s own, so I layered it over washi tape and added a couple more staples.  Once I finished everything I added a touch of extra texture with clear paste through Tim’s CARGO font stencil.  Once everything was dry, I smeared a bit of Distress Oxide Ink with my fingers over the stenciled letters to help them stand out a bit.

This second card is on a 5×7 Kraft base which I had previously sprayed with some Distress Oxide Spray.  Since my tag was inked in greens, I tied it together with the background by inking my edges with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink.   My image is a bit splotchy here because I’d stamped it on a background that was still wet, but I decided I still liked the look and I’d just go with it!

All in all, I’m pretty pleased with how these came out.  It’s great to have some masculine cards ready to go and these images are perfect for that!  I hope you like them too- and I can’t wait to see what you share with our Facebook group featuring kraft today!

Inky hugs,


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,


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







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

Inky hugs,