**It's my Stampin'-versary and I am giving away prizes!
Use Hostess Code: MYYEY7NY
This week (plus a few days to finish out the month :-) (3/22/2015-3/31/2015) for every $50 you spend in merchandise I will put a ticket with your name on it in a drawing to win a
FREE Texture Boutique!
A $29.95 value!
I think one of the hardest card catagories to make is one for a gentleman, a dude, a guy. You know, a masculine card. I do not think I am in the minority here either. I hear it all the time at classes. "I need a card for a MAN!" Well, what fun is that?! No bows? No pink? No flowers? NO GLITTER!!! <gasp> This is one area that paper-crafters struggle with. Making paper crafts something even a man would understand and love.
Lucky for YOU Stampin' Up! has a plethora of fabulous products to make even the most manly man who receives one of these say "Yeah, that's cool. You made this?" (Lower your "mind voice" when you read it, maybe even put your finger between your nose and your lip to mimic a mustachio, that is what I imagine it would be like in my mind LOL)
What about a card for a classic....Dad, Husband, Brother, Son. The options are endless with this set. There are so many great images in this set but here I used the classic car image (no I do not know what it is, I'm a girl but they will that's all that matters) Some of my tips for making cards for a man that I shared with my class is. Keep it clean, Stay away from bows, I would almost go so far to say ribbon (twine is ok) Use distressing, they like that stuff it uses tools.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this paper pack called 'Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack'. You get 48 sheets with 4 sheets of 12 double sided designs. It's is pre-cut to 4.5" x 6.5" so great for cards and your Project Life pages. You NEED this paper if you have men in your life! You will be using this for EVERYTHING Masculine!
This next card uses a set called Moon Lake. It has 3 different outdoor images. The place that most men wish they lived. I used the canoe image and did a really simple watercolor on this card and used the water image from the Adventure Bound DSP as a backdrop. Remember, when you are going to watercolor, always use Stazon ink. It's alcohol based and it won't run when you apply water to it. I LOVE to use watercolor paper because I can add and remove color (if I get too much) and I do not have to worry about my paper pilling or soaking through.
I used my ink pads as a paint palate. Squeeze your Stampin' Up! pad while it is closed. That will get some ink on the inside of the lid. You can pick up this ink with your Aqua Painter. You can also use ink refills but usually even a full drop of ink refill is WAY more than you need for a small image like this. The lid palate works fabulously.
If you get too much color you can wipe your Aqua Painter off on your scrap paper or a paper towel and pull extra color off with a clean painter. It's so much fun you may not be able to stop!
When ordering your products this week make sure you
use Hostess Code: MYYEY7NY
So you get in on my Stampin'-versary give away! This is the last week and last give-away. Read more about it at the top of this post.