Winter Theme Masculine Card
Hello! Today I wanted to share a handmade winter theme masculine card. I created this card for challenge #312 over at the Cardz 4 Guys blog.
This could also has a farmhouse feel and could be considered masculine or feminine card.
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Card challenges are one of my favorites to and have participated in many challenges in the past. Some of these blog posts have been archived, but you can read about some of them HERE.
The cardstock that I used in making this card:
The Farmhouse Fresh Cardstock was used for the barnboard and plaid portions of the card. The barnboard cardstock was cut on my Cricut Paper Trimmer at 4″x 5 1/4″.
Using the plaid from the pack, I made a panel at 4″x 1 3/4″.
I love this pack as it includes some rustic farmhouse papers as well as some metallics. I’ve used this cardstock pack many times since I purchased it.
For my card base and for the plaid panel base, I used a sort of charcoal gray from the Park Lane Neutral Metallic Pack that I picked up at Joann Stores. I’ve had this pack in my stash for awhile and have made several projects with it. I love the finish on this cardstock. It has just the slightest bit of shimmer. It works well for masculine projects and includes a number of earthy tones.
I also cut a bronze circle for the background of my sentiment from one of the sheets in this pack.
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I use 110# cardstock for many of my card bases and often for elements. For this card, I cut the snowflake from the 110# cardstock. I also used it for the circle element in the center of the snowflake.
Creating the Sentiment
You could use any “Thank you” stamp you have, but I chose to use my We Are Memory Keepers Foil Quill tool. My youngest sons purchased this for my birthday a few years back and it’s fun to use.
You can set your text to fill in using the sketch panel. I should have set mine for a little bit less space, but overall I’m happy with how it turned out.
In the sketch panel, first set the fill to spiral. Then then set the spacing as shown below. I used 0.010 but could have went down to 0.006. A bolder sentiment would have been achieved with the lower number.
I was out of the placement tape for the foil quill so I ended up using painters tape. It worked out okay. The placement tape is less tacky, by more tacky than a washi tape and holds the foil down well.
The source of the snowflake image is from a card cut file by Daniela Angelova from the Silhouette Store.
Once I had the snowflake cut, I used distress inks to tone down the bright white of the cardstock against the more rustic papers.
Then I layered the sentiment, bronze circle and snowflake. While difficult to see in the photo, foam tape was used to pop up the sentiment circle.
When I was finished with the layers, I felt like the card needed a little bit more something… I decided to add some brads at the top, and used white cardstock to cover them on the inside of the card.
The farmhouse cardstock creates such a rustic look and could be used for fall or winter and with other images as well. I can see deer, pines, and other images being used in a similar way.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you’ll challenge yourself to use some of the papers and elements in your stash to create something for your home, family, and friends. If you do, feel free to share it in the Say It With Simplicity crafting group on Facebook. Hope to see you there!