Hi friends! A few weeks ago I needed a couple of birthday cards for my brother-in-laws and I made these:
If I am making cards for women or nobody in particular I tend to reach for pinks and peaches and feminine motifs but for some crazy reason when I make cards for guys I try different stuff but you know, I would like to be on the receiving end of cards like this too so instead of calling them “masculine” cards I’ll call them cards for everyone!
I used a couple of stamp sets by Stampin up I’ve had in my stash for a while but have never used (oh the shame and yet sadly the fate of too many of my stamp sets) and I went to town with stamps and inks and mists!
Watch the video to see the full tutorials including the beautiful backgrounds I ended up covering.
- Stamps (Stampin Up) The lighthouse stamp set is still available but the shells are retired. Contact your local Stampin Up Demonstrator to purchase. If you don’t have one my friend Wendy Cranford can help you out (Not sponsored)
- Ink pads (memento mini pads)
- Distress oxide inks for backgrounds (optional)
- White cardstock
- Map pattern paper
- spray ink
- Large swirl stamp
- Large text stamp
- Wave background stamp (hero arts)
- Wood nautical shapes
- Nautical washi tape
- Hemp cord
Which one was your favorite? To be honest the shells were really annoying me, I had a hard time lining them up and I didn’t love the results. The lighthouse stamp set was a lot of fun and I will use it again many times. I love a set I made make a quick card with! I hope you enjoyed this and til next time happy crafting!