Hello, everyone! It’s Nancy from The Nickel Nook back today!
I’m here to share my second project as the October Guest Designer here at
Inspired by Stamping!
I would like to give Joanna a BIG thank you for having me.
It’s been lots of fun creating and sharing my projects with all of you.
Today I am sharing a masculine themed card.
I combined two stamp sets from Inspired by Stamping:
Here is the card I created:
First, I gathered some of my supplies.
I began with my solid piece of blue cardstock.
I chose the sentiment “Sending You Best Wishes on Your Birthday” and stamped it in black ink,
leaving lots of space around it for the next step.
I brushed the entire cardstock with my powder tool.
I stamped the label with Versamark ink, centering it over the stamped sentiment.
Then I sprinkled it with black embossing powder and heat set it.
Next, I cut it out using the Fancy Labels 3 Die from Inspired by Stamping.
Then I cut all the pieces for the card.
From the black cardstock I made a tent-fold A2 card base,
which is a 4 ¼” X 11” piece scored at 5 ½”.
From the patterned paper, I cut a piece measuring 4” X 5 ¼”.
Since the die-cut label left a blue edge, I cut another label of black cardstock.
I inked the edges of the label and patterned paper with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
Now I’ll show you what I did with the black label I cut.
Since the die left a blue edge around my label, it disappeared into the patterned paper.
I wanted to frame it with black to make it stand out, and give it more weight.
I cut another set of blue and black labels to demonstrate.
I began by cutting the black label in half lengthwise.
Then I trimmed off the ends from the curve to the center cut, as shown here:
Discarding the little end bits, I adhered the other pieces behind the label,
leaving about 1/8” exposed.
Here is how it looks on my finished card:
The final step was to create a simple bow to add behind the label.
I did this using the matching ribbon from the Autumn Ribbon Collection
from Inspired by Stamping.
I LOVE this ribbon!
Then it was just a matter of adhering it all together.
Again, here is my finished card:
I hope you like my masculine themed card!
Both of the stamp sets I used are very versatile,
and perfect for any style of card!
Thanks for stopping by!
Please let me know if you have any questions! :o)
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails below. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. It’s just a way to offer you a complete supply list of all the products that I use and to help you create today’s card from start to finish.]