Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Masculine Card Blog Hop



Welcome to the Hoppers' Blog Hop!  This month our wonderfully creative demonstrators will be focusing on masculine projects.  Elaine from Create 'N Stamp with Elaine Uhl has a fabulous prize pack to give away.  Just leave a comment on every blog on the hop and she'll choose a random winner at the end of the month.

Now onto my creation:


I purposefully chose two items that will be retiring at the end of this month: Well Worn designer series paper and the Trendy Trees stamp set.  (To see a complete list of retiring stamps and accessories, go here.)  The Well Worn dsp is perfect for creating masculine cards.  I punched out various patterns from the pack with the 1 1/4" circle punch then adhered them to a piece of Early Espresso then punched the two layers out with the 1 3/8" circle punch. This method creates perfect layers.

All six pieces were adhered to the Stripes embossed River Rock layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I inked the sentiment with Early Espresso ink and stamped it on a scrap of River Rock, then I punched it out with the Word Window punch, then adhered it to a scrap of Early Espresso and punched it with the Modern Label punch and adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The card base is Early Espresso.

This is a super easy layout that can be used with all types of designer series paper.  Later this week, I'll show you a feminine card using the same layout.

Here is list of the other bloggers.  Be sure to leave an encouraging comment and you might just win some goodies!

1. Elaine Uhl - http://createnstamp.blogspot.com/2012/04/masculine-birthday-card.html
2. Tina Davis - http://www.tinadavisstamps.blogspot.com/p/stampin-hop.html
3. You are here
4. Deana Stiles - http://deanastiles.blogspot.com/2012/05/Mays-Masculine-Card-Blog-Hop.html
5. Sharon Jacobs-Fisher http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/sharon/blog?directBlogUrl=/blo...
6. Diane Squires - http://joyfulstampin.blogspot.com/2012/05/hoppers-masculine-blog-ho...
7. Michelle Clarke - http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/michelleclarke/blog?directBlog...
8. Ariane McCosh - http://rubbernink.com/?p=3848

Stamps: Trendy Trees (retiring May 31st!)
Paper: Early Espresso, River Rock, Well Worn designer series paper
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Stripes textured impressions embossing folder, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!

Susan

13 comments:

Michelle Clarke said...

Still one of my favorite DSPs, Clean & Simple card Susan! TFS!

Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Great job on the design. The well worn designer series paper is perfect.

Ariane said...

Nice paper!! :-) love this DSP! great design too - perfect manly card!

lisa808 said...

Great masculine card. A change of DSP and the design could be used for so any occasions.

Deana said...

I love your layout, I'm a big fan of grid layouts. Great card!

Texas Howdy said...

I love tree stamps and have that one but have not used it, but will now.

Diane said...

Circles filled with DSP is a great way to go for a "man" card. I hope everyone has some Well Worn DSP in their stash for the men in their lives. Well Done!

Creative Lady said...

Nice card, love all the ideas of masculine cards.

Tanya Banana said...

how nice! love the simplicity of it. The circles are awesome! I just dont think that the men in our lives realize how hard it is for us to create a card that they can enjoy! Corse you make it look easy! thanks
for sharing tdleavitt106@hotmail.com

Donna said...

I like! the colors are very soothing, as are the circles. I think this would fit the CAS (clean and simple) category well! Nice.

Charlotte Ann said...

Ohh! LOVE the DP you used. It's a shame it's retiring. Love the clean and simple design of the circles. {And, appreciate the tip on how to get those perfect layers!}

Melissa said...

Stripes and circles are two of my favorites. Well done! I might just have to do one like this! Thanks for the awesome card idea.

Anonymous said...

Debbie G
Love the Well Worn DP, it works perfect for a masuline card. Love your card !!!
debbieanng at yahoo dot com