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Masculine Card | Thinking Of you

Hello my friends and welcome! Before I begin I wanted to take a moment to say that I hope you are all doing well and finding time to do some of the things you haven’t been able to do during this crazy time in our world. I hope that you are safe and pray we all get through this together. Now lets make a card!

Todays card was a request from my husband. He recently found out a friend of his at work got some terrible health news, unrelated to the COVID-19 virus. “He said to me could you make him a card, I said sure.” “He said, could you make it manly…I laughed.”

This card is so universal that you could turn it into a Birthday card, Congratulations card or any other type of masculine encouragement card. I created a video below, if you want to check it out.

Easy Masculine Card Tutorial

Here are the steps I took to create this card.

  • First I trimmed my metallic kraft stock to 4 x 5 1/4 inches
  • Next I spritzed each side with one spray of water.
  • I then placed the panel into the Tim Holtz 3D Machines Embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot die cutting machine one time.
  • Once the panel was embossed I trimmed a 1/2 inch x 4 inch piece of Fabriano Black Black paper and heat embossed my sentiment “I’m here for you” from the Messages for Everyday stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. I used Sterling Embossing powder from Brutus Monroe.
  • Once the heat embossing was complete, I took my poker tool to mark where I wanted my holes punched and eyelets added.I used the 1/8th inch hole punch on the We R Memory Keepers Big Bite hole punch/eyelet setter to finish off the banner.
  • The final part of the front panel was to die cut the word DUDE. For those letters I used the Momenta alphabet die set that I picked up from Hobby Lobby and cut out 4 layers of black heavyweight card stock and a single layer of Tim Holtz silver metallic kraft stock. For a total of 5 layers.
  • After gluing each layer I took my t-ruler and adhered them to my card front with some Art Glitter glue.

For the inside of my card I would normally stamp something from what ever stamp set I used on the outside, but because I used an embossing folder and letter dies there just wasn’t anything to use. Because this was a masculine card and I had used them on the outside, I decided to add eyelets to the corner of my inside layering panels. To give them some interest.

  • To start the inside I trimmed an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Gina K Designs White Layering cardstock down to 4 x11. Then I trimmed the 11 inch side to 5 1/4 and created two panels measuring 4 x 5 1/4.
  • Then I took a light silver pen, you could also use a pencil, and placed a small dot on each corner where I wanted the eyelets to go. Now normally I wouldn’t use 2 panels for the inside of my cards, but my husband likes to write on the left side of cards and I like to have a sentiment so I added the additional panel. You do not need to add the additional panel on the left.
  • Next I took my big bite and punched 1/8th inch holes on all 4 corners of each panel. I added eyelets to the left panel and before completing the last 4 eyelets on the right panel, I stamped my sentiment using my Couture Creations Stamp Press using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. The sentiment I used “sending you good vibes and positive thoughts” is from the Mama Elephant Just a note stamp set.

To finish up the card…

  • I trimmed a piece of fun foam and place some double-sided adhesive to each side of the fun foam.
  • I then adhered the fun foam to the back of my embossed panel and adhered the panel to my card base.
  • The card base I used is Gina K Designs Stormy Sky card stock 8 1/2 x 11 inch cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inchs side folding A2 size.
  • I adhered the two white layering panels to the inside of the card base using 1/2 inch double sided adhesive.

And that completes my card for today. Below you will find a list of products used to create this card. I want to thank you so much for joining me today and I will catch up with you soon.

Inky Hugs,



Gina K Designs Stormy Sky  http://shrsl.com/26qxg 

Gina K Designs Onyx Black http://shrsl.com/26qxl 

Gina K Designs White Layering Cardstock  http://shrsl.com/26n3c 

Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft stock 3 http://shrsl.com/26qxt 

Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock Silver/Gold https://amzn.to/3bsouv1 

➡️ Stamps

Mama Elephant Just a Note  https://mamaelephant.com/products/just-a-note 

Simon Says Stamp Messages for Everyday https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-MESSAGES-FOR-EVERYDAY-sss101831-Fluttering-By-sss101831 

➡️ Inks

Gina K Designs Embossing and Watermark Ink http://shrsl.com/26n3a 

Versafine Clair Nocturne https://fxo.co/8pZy 

➡️ Embossing Powder

Brutus Monroe Sterling sterling-metallic-ultra-fine-embossing-powder-by-brutus-monroe http://i.refs.cc/U36axmay?smile_ref=eyJzbWlsZV9zb3VyY2UiOiJzbWlsZV91aSIsInNtaWxlX21lZGl1bSI6IiIsInNtaWxlX2NhbXBhaWduIjoicmVmZXJyYWxfcHJvZ3JhbSIsInNtaWxlX2N1c3RvbWVyX2lkIjo0MjkzMjYwNTJ9  

➡️ Embossing Folder

Tim Holtz 3D Mechanics Embossing Folder https://fxo.co/8pW4 

➡️ Alphabet Dies

Momenta https://fxo.co/8pW5 

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Stencil Floral Background On Dark Cardstock | #TeamTinySpringFlowers

Peony Bouquet Stencil

Hello My Friends and Welcome! Today I am excited to be back for another Team Tiny Video Hop. It has been a while since I last posted however, I have been crafting and just posting on my Youtube Channel. Click here to head over and check out my channel as well as my other Team Tiny projects.

What is #TeamTinySpringFlowers

Team Tiny was created by Katharine Kelly to help crafty Youtube channels. The purpose of the hop is to help channels like mine grow. When watching videos on Youtube it is important that you like, comment, subscribe and share our videos so that Youtube will actively promote them. This video hop is open to all crafters who create videos on Youtube that have less than 1k subscribers. If you would like to participate in next months hop please leave me a comment and I will let you know how to get involved.

To Watch in HD on Youtube

Full Tutorial in HD on Youtube

To get started the products I am using today are

  • Simon Says Stamp Peony Bouquet Stencil
  • Gina K Designs In the Navy
  • Stazon Pigment Ink in Snowflake, Lemon Drop, Pink Cosmos and Shamrock Green
  • My Card Base is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb Cover
  • I am using simple makup sponges, but you could use make up brushes as well.
  • Gina K Designs Embossing and Watermark ink
  • Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words stamp set

Completing My Card Panel

To start I applied a repositionable adhesive to the back of my stencil and let that dry for a few seconds and then I applied the stencil to my cardstock. Once adhered I started sponging on the white snowflake pigment ink to all of the stencil that was showing on my card panel. Once the layer of white was added, I then added Stazon Lemon Drop ink to the stamens. I then moved on to adding the Stazon Pink Cosmos ink to all of the flowers. And Finally I added the Stazon Shamrock Green ink to the leaves.

For my greeting I embossed one of the Thanks from the Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words stamp set using Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder and Gina K Designs Embossing and Watermark ink. Next,

  • I cut an 8.5 x 11 110 lb Neenah Classic Crest Card down on the 11 inch side to 5.5 inches and then scored with my scor-buddy at 4.25 inches.
  • I then adhered a piece of fun foam with 1/2 inch scor-tape to the back of my card panel to give it some dimension.
  • Before adding my card panel to my card base. I took the stencil and added one of the Peony’s to the inside of the card base. I then added my sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words stamp set. Using Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink.

Finishing Up

To finish I adhered my card panel to my card base and then completed a quick matching envelope using a Gina K Designs In the Navy envelope and the Peony Bouquet Stencil, again adding a layer of white snowflake pigment ink from Stazon and then adding the Lemon Drop ink followed by the Pink Cosmos and finally the shamrock green.

This completes my project for today I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and you click the link #TeamTinySpringFlowers and follow along on Youtube. Please Check out all the other talented crafters who are hopping along.

Inky Hugs,


Stazon Ink Cleaned right off with
Hero Arts Ultra Clean

Products Used:

➡️ Ink Pads

I purchased all my Stazon Pigment ink pads from this website www.delbellosdesigns.com  This is the best price I could find at the time of posting this video. This link is to provide you with $5.00 off your purchase. Patty the owner offers free shipping on orders $30.00 and over. She offers a variety of products as well. 

➡️ CardStock

➡️ Stamps

➡️ Stencil

➡️ Envelope

➡️ Embossing Powder

➡️ Stamp Cleaner

➡️ Tools

  • Makeup Sponges Walmart or Dollar Tree


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