Thursday, July 5, 2018

Challenge 236 Masculine Cards!

Hello, Ai Fans!

We want to share some inspiration for our new Masculine Cards Challenge! Let's take a closer look at today's "fin"-tastic card!

Hello AI fans!!

It's Dana here with a masculine card tutorial! Sometimes you might not have manly pattern paper on hand, but that doesn't mean you can't make a masculine card!!

I started with the Reel Great Guys stamp set and Echo Park Paper Co Fashionista pattern pad. You can see this pattern paper pad is definitely more feminine than masculine.

But, from the pad, I found a solid teal sheet and a black, white and pink plaid. I used a fancy rectangle to cut the plaid and again cut some white cardstock. 

I stamped the fishing duo on the white rectangle and then got to coloring with my Spectrum Noir Markers. I used: BT4, BT6, DR5, EB1, EB2, EB5, EB6, FS2, FS6, FS9, GB8, GT2. GT3, IG5, MG3, MG5, PV4, TN2, VB3.

I added double sided tape to a white card base and then added the teal sheet. Then I trimmed off the overhang.

I stamped the O-Fish-Ally Over the Hill sentiment, then trimming it down to a strip.

Then I trimmed each end and cut it into a notched end. First I cut a slit in the middle, then cut from the corner to end of the slit. Cut again on the other corner. Then do the same on the other end. 

I adhered the plaid rectangle to the card base and then added foam tape to the colored rectangle. This goes on top of the plaid.

Next, I picked out some matching enamel dots. I cut them still on the plastic (first photo) and move them around until I'm happy with the placement. Then I adhered them with liquid glue because I don't trust the adhesive on dots (second photo).

Last I adhere the sentiment to the colored rectangle. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope this encourages you to look at any pattern paper pad you might have to find some masculine patterns or solids!! Happy Stamping!!

Thanks, Dana! LOVE your colors and pattern on your card today!
This challenge is all about cards for guys! Show us your favorite images, colors, techniques and more for your masculine cards. You won't want to miss out on this challenge for a chance to win some Ai stamps!

Here are the Challenge Rules
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, July 18 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Here's the winner's of last week's Patriotic Challenge!

Top Spot goes to...

Ravens and Writing Desks!
Congrats! We just adore your red and white gingham and your super sweet coloring! Your vibrant colors on our Big Birthday Wishes set really stood out to us. Email with your address and we will send you a prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...

 Congrats, you two! Dorothy, your Oh Sing Window card with your sweet embellishments is just so cute! And Liz, we adore how you used our (now retired) Little Stinker set to make an adorable Canada card! Email with your address and select a stamp set of your choice for a prize!

We hope you'll join our new challenge!

Happy Stamping!


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Dorothy S said...

Thanks for selecting my card , and congrats to the other winners. I'll be in touch. I look forward to the new challenge.

Liz's Craft Place said...

Thank you for selecting my Little Stinker for an honourable mention. I am thrilled.

Sharon Caudle said...

Great card, Dana! Congrats to all the winners!

Dawn S said...

Thank you so much for selecting my card, I will be in touch soon. Yay!!!