Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Paper Crafting Monthly Blog Hop-Masculine Theme- Waves of Inspiration


Thank you for joining us for our monthly blog hop! We are a group of Stampin' Up! ® demonstrators from around the globe that participate monthly in a themed blog hop. This provides you inspiration and creativity from all around the world.  Our theme this month is Masculine cards, which for me can be hard to make. So this will push me out of my comfort zone a bit. You may have come from Julia's blog, and she shared a wonderful project with us! We hope you will make the complete hop with us and leave some comments, although those aren't required. 

I decided to use the Waves of Inspiration stamp set for my Masculine themed card. My card base is Night of Navy and is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4".  My Sahara Sand layer is cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".  My Basic White layer is cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for both outside and inside layers.  To get my multi-colored wave I first inked the Wave up in Bermuda Bay ink, and then taking a sponge dauber added some Night of Navy ink to the edges to make the wave two-toned and more real looking.  It reminds me of the water here in Florida at times.  I did the same thing with the pelican, inking first in Sahara Sand and then adding some Soft Suede with a dauber to give some dimension. The layers for the pelican are Sahara Sand cut at 2 1/4" x 3 3/4" and the Basic White is cut at 2 1/8" x 3 5/8". I popped this up using dimensionals after adding some Bakers twine around the bottom.  To finish off the front I added a few of the Brushed Metallic Dots and my sentiment and birds are stamped using Night of Navy. 

For the inside I simply stamped my sentiment on Basic White using Night of Navy and added a few more of the birds. 

I hope you enjoyed my version of a masculine card this month. Hopefully you will gain some inspiration and creative ideas throughout the rest of this hop as well. Click the link below to be taken to Shirley's blog, where she will show us another great masculine card.  The entire Hop list is also listed below so you can follow along that way as well. 


Shirley Merker

Julia Mazur

Annette McMillan

Joy Nelson 

Tracy Held

Terri Stewart

Julia Quinn

Krissi Hannahs

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