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Waffle Flower: Clean and Layered Masculine Card

by May Park-

Happy Monday! Hope you are having a great start to your new week. Today I’m sharing a masculine card that I made for Waffle Flower+Freckled Fawn Blog Hop last month. For my card I used Starry Night stamp set and Surface-Tag Die-Scallop Add-on die set from Waffle Flower Crafts combined with some lovely goodies from Freckled Fawn. Without further ado, here is what I came up with:

DSC_8163_addedI wanted to highlight the sentiment “You’re one out of a million!” from Starry Night stamp set. Doesn’t it sound awesome itself? The sentiment fitted in nicely with the label die cut from Surface-Tag Die-Scallop Add-on die set. I placed my paper clip to point out my sentiment, and then I emphasized only one star by applying some glitter glue on it.

To be honest, I went out of my comfort zone for my card. This might sound stupid, but it took me almost one hour to arrange the wooden stars and arrow clip from Freckled Fawn. Placing little items on the right place was challenging for me as a CAS card maker who rarely do layers and embellishments. But I’m glad that I didn’t give up until I was happy with the look. (wink!)

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Anyway I love how my card turned out. Layered papers, twine in a circular pattern, wooden stars… They look so gorgeous on my gray card front. What do you think? Hope you like my creation, too. Hopefully you’ll see more clean and layered cards from me in the future. Ha-ha!

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This is the step-by-step tutorial on how I put together my card. 1)Apply various colors of Distress Ink on a piece of white cardstock using ink blending tool. To create my own background, I used five different colors: Dusty Concord, Black Soot, Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint, and Wild Honey. 2)Die cut a label out of inked paper using Surface-Tag Die-Scallop Add-on die set. 3)Heat emboss the sentiment from Starry Night stamp set on the die cut label using white embossing powder. 4)Place a piece of vellum on patterned paper at slight angle and sew them together. Adhere the sentiment label over the vellum and put it aside. Next, attach some natural twine in a circular pattern on a piece of Slate Gray cardstock. Then adhere the sentiment panel over the twine using foam squares. 5)Adhere card front piece to the Fog Gray cardstock card base using foam squares. Then place the star wooden chips using glue. 6)Apply some gold stickles on a bigger star and put an arrow clip on the card.

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Well, that’s all I have today. Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!

3 Comments

  1. Andrea Ockey Parr

    This card is absolutely fabulous! It can be so challenging to make masculine cards, so I really enjoyed seeing how you did it so successfully. You managed to create a classy elegant card that is still nice and manly! I love the layers behind your sentiment and especially like the coiled-up twine. Good job at sneaking some glitter in there, too! It looks fantastic and I’m so glad you shared this with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

    21 . Oct . 2014
  2. tsurutadesigns

    Such a wonderful design!

    20 . Oct . 2014
  3. Miriam Prantner

    Looks amazing! Love the one sparkly star and the stitching and burlap string!

    20 . Oct . 2014

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