Hello everyone. I missed last months hop while helping my son and his wife do a lot of work on the fixer upper they just bought. I am so excited for them.
This months hop is all about the masculine card. I have to admit I struggle with those.
There are a few things I find I always do when making masculine cards. I always seem to use colors from the cool side of the color wheel, the blues, greens, browns and grays. The other thing I always do is find more generic images like this wonderful bird stamp I used on my cards today. The third thing I always seem to do is add some kind of metal element.
This stamp set is called Full of Surprises and it has some great sentiments along with this awesome bird. Even the stamped border around this card is from the set. I stuck with neutral browns for the Copic coloring. The heart is from the set and I fussy cut it out and attached it with a metal brad.
This time I stayed in the blue family and made a shaker card with this image. I used the heart and Versamark ink to stamp the border. The die used for the opening is from Gina Marie Designs. I attached the sentiment and the fussy cut heart using a Tim Holtz tiny stapler.
Be sure to check out the rest of the hop for some awesome inspiration.
Alaine-you are here
This is so fun to see the bird image created on two separate cards. I love them both but my favorite is the first one. I love the way you colored it and the outline around the edge is really cool. I am going to add this one to my wishlist. Love the shaker card too!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh... I love these, Alaine! Fantastic idea to make a shaker card!!ReplyDelete
Love the outline around the edge on your first card! Just finishes it off perfectly!ReplyDelete
I love this bird! Such fun cards! Have to go check out the stamp set! :)ReplyDelete
These are both awesome! I love the browns on the first one! I tend to do the same with the colors!! LOL lots of distressing and not much fluff!ReplyDelete
Hilarious!!! Such a cute bird!ReplyDelete
OK, I just found the next set I want!! LOL I am a bird nerd and this guy is simply fabulous!! And your cards awesome. I also love shakers so I adore that card. And the sentiment is so perfect with the look on his face.ReplyDelete
Great to see the different ways to use the same stamp, Cheers, Glennis FReplyDelete
What a great set! Your cards are beautiful and that shaker card is fantastic!ReplyDelete
These are fun!ReplyDelete
Fun cards and loveReplyDelete
the cute birdie and
Carla from Arizona
that bird is so fun great cardsReplyDelete
Love this bird--great idea to use it for masculine cards.ReplyDelete
What fun cards! That bird cracks me up!ReplyDelete
Alaine I love your cards! That stamp is a favorite of mine, it makes me smile!ReplyDelete
Alaine, love both cards! That bird is too cute! Love that you did a shaker card!ReplyDelete
Such a fun bird stamp! I love how you used it 2 different ways and different colors. And love the shaker element. Just wonderful cards. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete