Sunday, March 19, 2017

One of a Kind - Masculine

Making masculine cards is not so difficult when using masculine paper. I'm trying to use up my huge paper stash one card at a time and I really like this paper with a transportation theme as well as the distressed wood grain paper.
(Click on the photos to see the stitched wood grain on the tan background.)

The tan cardstock was embossed using a die that added a stitched wood grain texture. This panel was adhered to a vanilla card base. Next, a distressed wood grain panel was sponged with brown ink then matted with vanilla cardstock, backed with foam tape and adhered to the card.
The themed paper was sponged with brown ink and matted with tan cardstock. A piece of leather was wound around and tied in a square knot. It was backed with foam tape on one edge and adhered. The sentiment was stamped on vanilla cardstock then cut using a punch. It was backed with a punched mat and adhered with foam tape over the leather tie. The inside of the card was decorated with a strip of the themed paper and a Happy Birthday sentiment.

My card is being submitted to:

1. Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #259

2. Crafty Creations Challenge #337
    (Theme: Anything Goes)

3. The Male Room Theme Challenge #56

4. Happy Little Stampers March Challenge
    (Theme: Anything Goes with Dies)

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting, punch cutting, embossing with a die
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stamps: Stampin' Up! "A Dozen Thoughts"
Ink: Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: CTMH "Saddle" & Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla
Paper: Paper Studio "Old White Fence" & Authentique "Explore Seven"
Die: Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Woodgrain Cover Die
Punch: Stampin' Up! Curly Label
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals Foam, leather tie from stash


  1. That designer paper is awesome Melanie! Love your layers and your clean design! :)

  2. You don't use it often, but love the distressing on this card...distressing seems to always go with a masculine card. Great design paper which doesn't need too much more. Handsome card.

  3. Super masculine card, Melanie! Love the textured base.

  4. This is a perfect masculine card! It is a perfect card for a one of a kind person. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.


  5. Lovely card - thanks so much for joining us over at the Crafty Creations Challenges Blog.
    Kristina DT

    Crafty Creations Challenges
    Cards by Kristina

  6. Love this card...especially the touch of leather tie.

  7. Oh super combination of challenges! I do like the vintage paper and the distressed wood paper. Thanks so much for playing along with our Wood stash challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

  8. Wow!! Lovely masculine card..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal