Posts Tagged ‘masculine’

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~

Tuesday with Tara {take 102}

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Father’s Day is coming up so I thought I’d share a fun masculine card idea with you featuring the popular paper dolls by Tim Holtz, Distress Oxide and a bunch of kraft colored goodness 🙂

I started by working with a variety of Distress Oxide Inks on a #8 manila tag.  I used what I like to call the ‘dip & drip’ technique- rubbing a few colors onto my Ranger Craft Sheet, spritzing with water and dipping the tag into it.  I let it drip a bit, then dried with a heat tool and repeated the process.  The Oxide inks layer beautifully, giving a really funky effect.  I finished off the tag with some brown ink around the edges.  I also stamped a vintage button border in the same brown along the left side and added a few rings of white paint (using a lid as my tool).  The card background is also Distress Oxide, a simply stamped a small dot background onto the kraft card base and a few of those paint rings as well.

I’ve been looking for things to seat the sitting dolls on, and this coffee cup seemed like a fun ‘larger than life’ option- especially for my coffee loving Dad!

I always like to add texture, and this mustache ribbon from my stash, the burlap coffee sleeve and the decorative brads helped to complete this card.  It can be a challenge for a lot of us making masculine cards that aren’t boring, but details like this make it easy!

I hope you got a bit of inspiration for some masculine creations this week!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Tim Holtz Paper Dolls

Assorted Colors of Distress Oxide

Sizzix Coffee Die

5×7 Kraft Card

#8 Manila Tag (#5 fits nicely on an A2 card)

Small Dots Background Stamp

Sentiment Stamp by Hero Arts (from years ago!)

Assorted decorative brads from my stash