Masculine Brushstrokes!

Masculine Brushstrokes!

il_570xN.812318020_gf10Christine’s Tips:

  • I used the Basic Gray marker on this card.  We don’t sell it separately, but perhaps you can use Smoky Slate which can be purchased on its own.
  • For masculine cards, keep it to a neutral color palette.
  • KISS-Keep It Simple Stamping for men.

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Or you can just buy the card by visiting my Etsy Shop!

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Masculine Balloon Bash!

MASCULINE Balloon Bash!
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Are you always searching for masculine card ideas and usually come up empty handed?  One of the creative ways to get that masculine look is to use stamping techniques and a larger main sentiment stamped image.

While I used a loose version of the Retiform Technique, I strayed a bit with my sponge daubers and created a mixed media background using Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry.

Christine’s Tips:

    • Do not use more than three colors to prevent a muddy effect.
    • Keep your sentiment bold and large.  It balances nicely with the background.
    • Do not add floral embellishments.  Remember, it is a MANLY card.
    • Balloon Bash is going away.  So grab that stamp set now before it’s too late.

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It’s HERE! 2015 Occasions Catalog

This color combination has got to be one of my favorites so far with the NEW catalog!

Bermuda Bay & Night Of Navy!

Makes for a wonderful MANLY card idea or just use it for gender neutral giving.

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Let me introduce you to the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

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2015 Occasions Catalog

 AND,  the 2015 Sale A Bration catalog!  Remember!  For every $50 order placed in any catalog, you will be able to choose a Sale A Bration item at no cost from the catalog below!  LOTS of choices this year!

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Ikat Masculine!

Are you always searching for masculine card ideas for the men in your lives?  For many of us, it is a challenge with all the flowers and feminine stamped images out there.
One of my favorite kinds of cards to create is a very simple manly card and let’s face it, Eye Catching Ikat works perfectly for this kind of project.

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Your Stamping Teacher Tip:  Keep the elements on your card simple.  While guys always appreciate your thoughtfulness, they just don’t like a lot of “stuff” on their cards.

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