Friday, June 13, 2014

Masculine embossing folder stamping

Hi blogging friends From Millan.Net

Today I am sharing a couple of masculine cards using the same technique of 'Embossing Folder Stamping' that I have shared on my last couple of blog posts.  In my immediate and extended family, we have a ton of birthdays in August and most are masculine - so I was looking for some quick and simple cards that I could make multiples of - and here is my first card:

For my first card, I used a Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder and inked the folder with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks then sprayed the folder with water using my Ranger Mini Mister.  I made sure that where I wanted to stamp my sentiment that I had more of the lighter coloured ink so the sentiment stood out a little.  I lay my kraft cardstock on top and let it sit there for about a minute and pressed down to smoosh the ink around then lifted the cardstock off and let it dry naturally.

I rubbed my embossing buddy over the sentiment area then stamped the sentiment with Pearlescent Chocolate pigment ink and heat-set it using clear embossing powder.  I diecut a star from dark brown cardstock and popped it up on a 3mm dimensional then added Glossy Accents to make it all shiny to match the sentiment (bit hard to see in my photo).

Lastly, I added the dark brown cardstock strip and tied on some Darice Hemp cord.  I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.

Now, here is my 2nd card:

This time I used a Darice Woodgrain embossing folder and used the same inks as my first card.  Once my kraft cardstock was dry, I ran it through my Big Shot with the same Woodgrain folder as I wanted the card to have some texture but I was very careful to match up the pattern perfectly by using removable tape to hold the cardstock in place so it didn't move at all.

I stamped the sentiment using Gingerbread chalk ink then diecut it using a die from a set that I originally purchased on Joanna Sheen's (UK) website.  There is no brand name on the set and I can't find the set on Joanna's website anymore so I have no clue who makes it.  All I remember is that they were very cheap and cut beautifully!  I inked around the edges using Gingerbread ink then popped the sentiment panel up on dimensionals.

I wanted the Hemp cord to match the card so rubbed the Gingerbread ink pad over the cord then heat-set it with my heat-gun it to dry the ink thoroughly then tied it on.

I am sure that you could use these cards for Father's Day as well (which we celebrate in September in Australia) or simply change the sentiment for a Get Well card.  I have made about 6 of them so I have a nice little pile of cards for my stash which makes me uber-happy ----> see:  this is me  From Millan.Net

Challenges -

I made my cards for the following challenges -

Papertake Weekly Challenge - For the Boys - anything male
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #325 - So Macho - any male themed cards/projects
Splitcoaststampers - Clean and Simple Challenge CAS275 - Quick and Stackable - cards that you can make multiples of
Splitcoaststampers - Technique Lover's Challenge TLC482 - To Emboss or to Stamp - which is specifically for Embossed Folder Stamping

Thanks for stopping by!  It's mid-afternoon on Friday here in Australia so I am really happy that it's almost the weekend.  I haven't been well this week so I'm looking forward to relaxing and having some time-out.


Card Recipe:

Card No. 1 -

Stamps:  Stamp-It Australia siset-014 sentiment set

Ink:  Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate pigment; Ranger Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress

Accessories:  Big Shot, Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder, My Favorite Things Stacking Stars Die-namics dies, Ranger Mini Mister, Glossy Accents, 3mm dimensional, clear embossing powder, heat-gun, Darice Hemp Cord (Riot Art and Craft), Fray Stop, embossing buddy, Stamp Positioner, cardstock - kraft, dark brown

Punches:  Stampin' Up corner

Card No. 2 -

Stamps:   Wendy Irving Expressions clear set J6412.02

Ink:  Versamagic Gingerbread chalk, Ranger Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress

Accessories:  Big Shot, Darice Woodgrain embossing folder, Unknown brand die (for sentiment panel), Ranger Mini Mister, Darice Hemp Cord (Riot Art and Craft), Fray Stop, heat-gun, dimensionals, cardstock - kraft, chocolate

Punches:  Stampin' Up corner


Jackie said...

Brilliant man cards, great idea :o)
Jackie xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Jobear you really are a master at this technique now.... must admit I like it embossed and stamped folder best... must give it a try.. did the other day but forgot some of steps so now know why it flopped ;) der!
Sorry you've not been well pray your weekend is great .. nice and relaxing. Love

Diane said...

Love the masculine design and colors.

Hugs diane

Debs said...

Two fabulous cards - love the technique.
Thanks for playing along at PTW this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic, Jocelyn. These are both wonderful masculine birthday cards. I always struggle with manly cards, but you have captured both masculine and CELEBRATION all rolled into AWESOME cards.

Jules said...

Hi Jocelyn

Fabulous cards .. .. brilliant idea for male cards.

Love the woodgrain!

Hope you have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Merry said...

Hi there Jocelyn, I am catching up again. I have just been enjoying family, gardening and even walking. :-) Love these cards, such a great technique and really like the embossing on that first card.

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