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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Masculine Balloon Bash!

MASCULINE Balloon Bash!

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.


Let me introduce you to the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

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.


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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