Friday, August 9, 2013

Inspired By Stamping August Release - Masculine Tags II

Hello!  Welcome to our August Release Party at Inspired By Stamping!  This week, we're bringing lots of inspiration using new sets that are geared toward the guys in our lives.  Today we are sneak-peeking Masculine Tags II.  (links will work on 8/10/13, when all sets are in the store)

Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast kind of guy, this fishing scene was fun to create.  I stamped it on a Fancy Labels 2 die cut and embossed it with copper embossing powder.


Using three blue inks for the lake, and yellow, rose and lavender for the sky, I sponged my way to a beautiful scene.  I kept the metal die in place as I sponged so I would not get ink on the edges of the die cut.  I also used a small piece of a Post-It note to cover up the areas that I was not working on.  When the scene was finished, I removed the die and softly sponged the edges of the die cut with a light linen ink.


Have fun with stripes...on patterned paper!  I chose a patterned paper with a relatively serene look and stamped chocolate-colored stripes using Background Basics Lines.  The sentiment is also from Masculine Tags II. Can I let you in on a little secret?  I had stamped the word "Dad" from the same set next to the Happy Birthday sentiment.  It was so crooked, and there was no denying it.  I added a button from my stash with linen twine to cover my mistake, and I actually like it this way better!


Stuff to Know Before You Go:

Free Shipping will be available on all orders over $25. This is good for 48 hours ONLY:  August 10th at 7pm to August 12th at 7pm (Brisbane time). Coupon Code: AUGFREE  Buy all 6 sets for a bundled 10% discount.  Blog Candy!  Head over to Joanna's blog and leave one comment per day during the release for multiple chances to win.

Inspiration From Our Design Team:

Joanna ~ Tina ~ Calypso ~ Vicki ~ Grace ~ Deb ~ Colleen-that's me! ~ Irit ~ Shea ~ Leah ~ Kendra ~ Shani 

I'm happy you dropped by today!

19 comments:

Tracey Sabella said...

A gorgeous masculine card. I have a son who fishes and love this stamp image!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and loveeeeee the image!!!

Ellen said...

Wow! I just LOVE your scene! First, I am currently hooked on copper ep, so that is gorgeous. Your water and sky turned out beautifully, and OMG those stripes are awesome! At first glance I thought it was corrugated cardboard. Great card!!!
Hugs
Ellen

Cheryl Wright said...

Love this, Colleen!

Benzi said...

Love the copper...so manly. Great scene you created and I really like that added button, too.

Shea said...

Stellar project, as always. You do such beautiful, elegant work. The sponging/masking on the image panel is fantastic and conveys a dawning morning perfectly. GREAT job on striping the patterned paper. Your layers and colors are gorgeous here, and using the button to cover a goof was a brilliant move! Beautiful card!

Leah said...

So pretty! Love the embossing with the sponging.

Lisa said...

Perfect masculine card Colleen! The image...that's my son up one side and down the other!!

Marisa said...

Love how you embossed the focal image! WOnderful touch with the banners too. Great card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great embossed focal image!

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

Such an awesome guy card! Love all the details!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE that heat embossed image and the colors you chose! FAB card, Colleen!

Maria said...

Ohhh, what a perfect masculine card, Colleen! Fab embossed image and great touch with the banners, too!

lisa808 said...

Love the card and scenery you created. One would never have known the button was covering a boo-boo.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Stunning!! WOW, love your card! Such a great design! Love the colors you used! As well as the coloring and embossing of the image! Great job!

Leslie Miller said...

Great colors, sketch, stamp, everything! We all need help with those masculine cards, and this is very helpful, indeed!

Linda R said...

Love this. I love the way you embossed this. Looks great..

Hugs~

nwilliams6 said...

Great colors, embossing, and image. This is perfect image for the men in our life - at least the men in my life! I really, really, like the color and sketch you chose for this great card. Hugz!

Shani Thomas said...

Wonderful embossing on a fantastic card! Bravo, Colleen!!!

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