Hi, y’all! It’s Laura here and today I’m sharing a masculine card for all y’all. I don’t know about you, but I have trouble making masculine cards. The main reason is there are not a whole lot of products out there that are geared towards guys.
The supplies I used are:
- Darice Harvest Paper Pack (got on CutCardstock)
- Heavyweight white cardstock
- Plus Blue adhesive roller
- Darice Foam squares
- Jen Hadfield Warm and cozy stamp
- Gold embossing powder
- Versamark Ink
- Stamp block or platform
- Gold Sequins
I cut a card panel to 3 3/4″ x 5″ to give a nice margin on the A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) card base. I also cut a piece of printer paper to the same size as the card panel to adhere the stripes.
I used orange, brown, and yellow cardstock from the Darice Harvest paper pack. I cut 3, 1/4″ stripes of each color. You can adhere the stripes in whatever orientation you like. I chose a diagonal for this card. I used Plus Blue adhesive roller to adhere the stripes down. You can use liquid glue or score tape also.
Once I finished adding as many stripes as I wanted, I trimmed the entire panel. I added Darice Foam squares on the back to this striped panel and adhered it to the card panel that we cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″. Now to stamp the sentiment.
I got some vellum and used my anti-static powder on it generously. That is the most important thing you need to remember when heat embossing. I used Versamark ink to stamp this sentiment from a Jen Hadfield stamp set. Then cover it generously with gold embossing powder.
When you go to heat emboss make sure you have your heating tool heating up for a good 30 seconds. This will help minimize warping. There are several ways to adhere vellum. You can use spray adhesive, liquid glue, a sticker maker like the Xyron sticker maker, or tiny slivers of foam tape. I chose to use tiny dots of liquid glue behind the embossed sentiment.
After the sentiment was glued on, I then used the tape runner to adhere the panel to the card base. I added some gold sequins in a group of three pointing towards the sentiment with liquid glue.
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