Yes; it's that time again where we share our creativity with you. The theme this month is Masculine projects.
You may have arrived from Dannie's blog or started here on mine, but just keep clicking on the icon on the bottom of each page to see them all. There are 12 fantastic stops this month.
First up I have a card you could give to a special man in your life. Or change the greeting to suit any occasion.
I used the Direct to Paper technique (ink pad rubbed directly onto the cs) on the Island Indigo layer first and then ran it through the Woodgrain embossing folder. I used the smoother side of the textured piece so it looks a bit like water.
It's hard to tell but I used my stylus on the ships sails to puff them out a bit. I couldn't get a good photo of it for you. But to do this just rub your stylus on the front side around the stamped lines so it presses them in a bit. Then turn it over to the back side and use those lines as a guide to dry-emboss them. It's a lovely look & feel!
Next I wanted to make something I would give my own husband as a little treat. Something 'just because' and to remind him I am thinking of him. He is a rare gem and I do not tell him often enough!
I mixed up craisins, peanuts, white & dark chocolate chips and almonds and put some in our new Gusset bags in the Holiday catalog. Then tied it closed with either ribbon or Espresso scalloped tulle for easy munching access. I used our World Spectacular dsp for the boxes and embellished them with Naturals wood-like buttons and die-cut & textured leaves with a bit of linen thread.
And last is one of the cards we made at my Card Clubs this month:
Everyone loved this card! They were amazed at how easy this technique is. Have you been wanting to try it? Here's the trick: Cut three layers of neutral card stock in decending sizes. My Vanilla layers are 2 1/2 X 3 1/2", 3 1/4" X 4 3/8", and the largest is 4" X 5 1/4".
Lay these three Vanilla pieces over each other so the smallest is on top and the largest is on the bottom making sure they are evenly spaced. Add a tiny bit of adhesive between the layers to hold them in place while stamping. Stamp over all three layers just as you would if you had one layer. You will not get a good stamped image by the edges of each piece because of the thickness of the card stock. That is why you will adhere these stamped layers to the Espresso layers. It hides the discrepancy.
My Espresso layers are as follows: 2 3/4" X 3 3/4", 3 1/2" X 4 5/8" and the full card is 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4".
Supplies: Stamps – Wonderfall, Sassy Salutations Card stock –Vanilla, Early Espresso card stock Ink – Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Cajun Craze, More Mustard Accessories – dimensionals, markers
Thanks for stopping in to see my 'Manly' projects. Now you can check out Justin's creative ideas.