CAS Christmas June Reminder – Masculine

 

Hello there!  This is the reminder post for the June CAS Christmas Masculine Card Challenge.  There is one week left to get your entries in.  Here’s my card.

 

 

Man’s best friend was my inspiration. 😊   Started by die cutting an A2 size stitched rectangle panel from Kraft cardstock.  Next stamped the puppy with Permanent Black ink on a scrap of X-Press It paper.  Coloured with Copics then die cut out with the coordinating die.

 

 

I wanted to create a Christmas tree scene since he’s all tangled up in lights.  To keep it CAS, I decided to faux dry emboss the “tree” in the background by die cutting a couple of pine branches (forgot brand) from Kraft cardstock and adhering them to the left-hand side.  The sentiment was gold heat embossed on a black strip.  Mounted the sentiment strip and the puppy with foam tape for a little dimension.  To finish, added white liquid appliqué to the hat brim/pompom, and Crystal Glaze to the lights.

 

 

Our fabulous guest, Bobby from Bits and Pieces, and my team have made some wonderful masculine cards to inspire you.  You can check them out HERE.  Challenge ends next Sunday on June 24th.  Hope to see you in the gallery.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Christmas Crafts All Year Round — June Challenge Non-traditional Colours
Time Out — #111 Holidays optional twist one layer
CAS Colours & SketchChallenge #276 Sketch
Sweet Stampers — #21 Animals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAS Christmas June Challenge – Masculine

 

Hi there.  The June CAS Christmas card challenge starts today and as you can see from the graphic above, the theme is Masculine.  I usually resort to neutral tones for masculine cards, but this time I decided to brighten things up.  I stuck to the blue end of the colour spectrum and created this fun card.

 

 

To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from mixed media paper.  Blended Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide inks with a mini blending tool for the background.  Spritz with water and lifted the colours with a paper towel.  Stamped the penguin with Permanent Black ink on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics, then die cut out with the matching die.

 

 

Next, die cut each letter (unknown) three times from white scraps and stacked them for dimension.  Stamped ‘sending’ (discontinued) in black, then adhered the panel to a white top folding card base.  Assembled the card, popping the penguin up with foam tape.  Added snow with a white gel pen and crystal glaze on the letters to finish.  It was tough not to add shimmer, but kept reminding myself it needed to be masculine. 😂

 

 

 

Our talented April winner, Bobby of Bits and Pieces, is our guest designer this month.  Make sure to pop on over to the main blog post HERE to see the fabulous cards Bobby and my team have made to inspire you.  The challenge runs till June 24th, so there is plenty of time to play along.  Looking forward to seeing what you create.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Merry Monday — #292 Penguins
Christmas Crafts All Year Round — June Challenge Non-traditional Colours
Snippets Playground#327
Simply Create Too — #139 For a Male
Watercooler Wednesday#172 Anything Goes
Creative with Stamps — #27 Cute Animals
SSS Monday — Masculine 
SSS Wednesday — Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dream Big

Hi there.  Just dropping in quickly to share a CAS masculine graduation card before I get right back into making more birthday cards.  I have a bunch of birthdays coming up. 😉

 

The world was stamped with Limestone and Industrial Diamond inks on a scrap of white cardstock.  It was covered with VersaMark, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder before being die cut out with the circle die.

The slight glow from the world was created with a sponge dauber and white pigment ink on an A2 black panel.  Splatters of white acrylic paint created the starry background in the upper portion.

The sentiment was die cut from a scrap of glossy white cardstock and black fun foam to be stacked for dimension.  It was tough, but keeping it CAS and masculine, so no glitter or embellishments.  😂

 

Thank you for visiting. Have a great week.

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS – #112 Graduation
City Crafters – Week 364 Out of this World
Uniko – #41 Masculine
Addicted to Stamps and More #244 Clean and Simple

 

 

 

 

Make A Wish

Hi there.  No spring card today.  I’m sharing a masculine birthday card instead.  I was also able to check off a stamp set and a die from my continually growing NBUS list.  😉

The NBUS images were stamped with Intense Black ink on X-press It paper and coloured with Copics.  The images and the upper portion were masked off and Pacific Point dye ink was blended through a Large Grid stencil with a Clarity brush.

The NBUS Wish was die cut from black cardstock.  To make it stand out, it was mounted onto a scrap of white cardstock and fussy cut to give it a white border.  The other part of the sentiment was white heat embossed on a black strip.

The paper was trimmed to 5.5″x 3.75″, mounted onto an A2 Pacific Point cardstock piece and then die cut with a Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle for a continuous look.  A white gel pen was used to add dot details to the dragon.  The sentiments were adhered and glossy accents was added to the Wish diecut to finish.

Okay, since I am playing in Darnell’s challenge, I have to report my teeny little boo-boo as indicated by the oval in the photo below.

Initially, I masked the area on a slant thinking it would look neat, but it looked funny.  So to save all the work I’ve done so far, I re-masked the area going straight across and covered as best I could with the large Wish diecut.  And I think it worked!  😂

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs 3rd Birthday Bash Celebration
Cupcake Inspirations – Color Theme #402
SSS Wednesday – Happy Birthday
NBUSApril Fool’s Boo-Boo & NBUS#11

 

Alien Abduction

Hello there.  Today I have another masculine birthday card for the same nephew I mentioned in my last post.  My mom needed a card for him so she asked me to make her one.  No problem since I had something in mind using some new products I just bought from MFT.

Alien Invasion Birthday Card to complete Dellightful Die Cutting task for MFT Camp Create and to enter in the AAA Challenge #67 Googley Eyes.

I stamped the alien and spaceship on white cardstock with black Memento ink.  I colored them with Copics and then die-cut them out.

Alien Invasion Birthday Card to complete Dellightful Die Cutting task for MFT Camp Create and to enter in the AAA Challenge #67 Googley Eyes.

Next I cut a piece of vellum to create the light beam coming from the spaceship. I heat embossed the greeting with white embossing powder on the vellum, then colored the backside with Copics.  I then die cut an oval shadow from white cardstock for the alien to stand on and colored it with Copics as well.  Using a circle die, I die cut from dark grey cardstock to create the planet.

Alien Invasion Birthday Card to complete Dellightful Die Cutting task for MFT Camp Create and to enter in the AAA Challenge #67 Googley Eyes.

I was going to create a colorful Galaxy background, but thought it would look too busy and distracting.  Instead, I just added some splatters to an A2 piece of black cardstock with white shimmer paint. I adhered the panel to a white card base, and gave the alien Googley eyes to finish.

 

I am entering in the following:

MFT Camp Create – Delightful Die Cutting (click the IG icon on the sidebar to see my other cards for Camp Create).
AAA Card Challenge – Game #67 Googley Eyes
Send a Smile 4 Kids – Punches/Diecuts for Kids
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge – Something For a Child
Naughty or Nice – Challenge #28 Man Up