Sunday, September 8, 2013

Masculine Cards - Stampin' Up! "By the Tide" featuring faux fossil stone backgrounds

Stampin' Up! stamp set "By the Tide" is a detailed set that is purrrfect for male cards and use on scrapbook pages for that big catch or event by the sea.  This versatile set includes coral, shell, seahorse, fish and more. Todays hand made background is Faux Fossil Stone, a background which can also be used in scrapbooking.

Traditional Marina Mist coupled with Early Expresso resulted in this favourite of all the made I think...
A simple layout with the greeting from Curly Cute.
On this card I embossed the fish in Gold and the coral in Mellon Mambo and Tangerine Tango embossing powder.
I love the square lattice embossing folder; it adds real dimension to the card.  I layered the greeting on the postage stamp punch 122344 to bring forward the Early Expresso and add to the masculinity of the card.
Matting and popping a mat with Dimensionals makes the card pop.   
Gumball Green, embossed with the Woodgrain 127821 embossing folder, with Not Quite Navy matting resulted in this card. 
I powder embossed the coral in Early Expresso and the anchor in Pool Party embossing powder to add a little more dimension to the card.
Loving the background technique - Click HERE to learn how.

It is always lovely to show the makings of others, especially the results of a class where the ladies are new at Stampin' Up! and card making.  Bev and Lenny made the following cards using the Faux Fossil Stone Technique with By the Tide stamp set.
Bev's card used a very different colour combination of Marina Mist and Perfect Plum card stock, Gumball Green, Melon Mambo, Pewter and Silver embossing powder with Gumball Green, Tempting Turquoise and Perfect Plum ink.
Lenny was taken by the Tangerine Tango and I have to say I really love this card.  Coupled with Not Quite Navy matting and stamping the Marina Mist/Old Olive background worked a treat

Male cards are thought to be difficult to make, but By the Tide Wood Mount 129117 / Clear Mount 129120 is one set that makes this task very easy.  There are more posts and ideas using this gorgeous set so be sure to check them out.

Thanks for stopping by
Stay warm and happy crafting.

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