Thursday, 27 February 2020

Masculine Theme - AWH Team - February Blog Hop

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

It seems funny to be saying that now, as we are already at the end of February 2020! But, as this is my first post for the new year, I felt the need to say it.

And, welcome to our first Art With Heart team blog hop for 2020!

There are many masculine themed products in the current Stampin' Up! catalogues - including Stamp sets and coordinating dies, Designer Series Paper, Embellishments and Embossing Folders.

The Art With Heart team have a wonderful selection of projects to share with you tonight.
Hopefully they will inspire you to create your own Masculine Masterpieces.

I'm sure many of you can appreciate the "real struggle", that comes with designing a masculine card.
And that's exactly what is was for me, with this card - a real struggle!
However, I did get there in the end, and I have to say that I really like the end result.

I even got the "thumbs up" from hubby. I'm sure he'll forget what it looks like, come October for his birthday. 😉

I chose Crumb Cake for the base of the card and the first mat. I decided to do 'tone on tone' stamping with the Crumb Cake ink. First I sponged around the edge and then stamped the border stamp from the Little Elephant stamp set. Happy Birthday is from Itty Bitty Greetings.

The next mat is a pattern from the Country Club Designer Series Paper. You'll find this DSP in our new Mini Catalogue, on page 47. I glued it to a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, and ran that through the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. This panel is popped up on dimensionals.

I stamped the 'You're the BEST!' sentiment in Night of Navy and it's from Family Party.
I cropped this with a die from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, then I added the next size die-cut from the same set in Night of Navy cardstock. This is glued flat to the embossed panel.

Inside, I repeated the sponging on another piece of Crumb Cake and added a narrow subtle embossed strip of DSP and cardstock to the bottom.

That's it from me tonight, now it's time to continue the hop by heading over to the blog of the lovely Christina Barnes.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, below is the list of tonight's participants.

Caroline Manwaring  <<< You are here >>>

Thank you for stopping by tonight.
If you're leaving a comment below, thank you so much.
I read and appreciate them all. 💗

See you next time.....


  1. Caroline you had me at crumb cake, LOL. But seriously your tone on tone stamping is stunning and I love everything about this card xx

    1. Hello to you, my crumb cake sister x. Thank you x

  2. What clever use of such an array of different products, amazing result, Caroline!

  3. Caroline, I understand your struggle with this theme, however, you used the struggle to make an amazing card. I love the Crumb Cake tone on tone with the Country Club DSP & Night of Navy. The DSP is fantastic embossed. All in all a great card. x

  4. That DSP with the subtle embossing is a gem. Love it. Great crumb cake background.

  5. Caroline my friend you never cease to amaze me with your attention to detail. You use all the products that you have in such very different ways that you get so much life out of them. I really love the subtle embossing folder on the DSP! This is such a fantastic card. I love it and I am sure your hubby will still love it when it comes to his birthday later in the year!

  6. Great card, Caroline! A thumbs-up from hubby is high praise indeed!


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