Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cheery Lynn Designs: A Masculine Card

Can you believe that it is the last day of April already... spring is in full swing where I am at in Michigan (finally!) and that alone makes me feel so happy... but add to that the chance for me to stop in at the Cheery Lynn Designs blog to share another card I created using Cheery Lynn Dies and I'd say life is pretty darn good right about now (not to mention the fact that it is also SATURDAY..yay!).

When I was putting together my thoughts about what I wanted to create today, I decided it was high time we tackled another masculine card. I don't know about you, but for me, creating cards for men is far more challenging than creating cards intended for a female recipient. 

For today's card you'll need a set of three stamps that are small enough to use together (these are DarkRoom Door stamps), a sentiment stamp, some Core'dinations cardstock, (I used Irish Mint from the Chocolate Box Collection), the Core'dinations Sand-It Gadget, the second, third and fourth dies from the Rectangle Cheery Lynn Designs Card-Maker's Stackers collection, Cheery Lynn Designs Lattice 1 die, Rustic White cardstock, ribbon (mine are from Papertrey Ink) and Baker's Twine (from Kraft Outlet). You will also need, ink (I used Ranger Archival in Coffee), The Stampin Up Word Window punch and your favorite tabletop die cut machine.

Here's how to recreate this masculine card:
  1. Create 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base from Rustic White cardstock
  2. Cut a piece of Irish Mint cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4; emboss with Lattice 1 die and lightly sand to achieve the worn look.
  3. With the fourth die from the CardMaker's Stackers Rectangle die, die cut piece of Rustic White cardstock and adhere to embossed Irish Mint Cardstock; wrap with ribbon and Baker's Twine and adhere to card base.
  4. With the second die from the CardMaker's Stackers Rectangle die, die cut piece of Rustic white cardstock and stamp images as shown.
  5. With the third die from the CardMaker's Stackers Rectangle die, die cut piece of Irish Mint cardstock and adhere to back of stamped cardstock; adhere to card front with Pop Dots to add dimension.
  6. Stamp sentiment on piece of Rustic White Cardstock cut out with Stampin' Up Word Window Punch and adhere to card front as shown.
Cheery Lynn Designs CardMaker's Stackers dies make it so easy to create perfectly spaced layers with a cleanly embossed edge for your cards and other papercraft projects as well.  More examples of how I've used the CardMaker's Stackers dies for cardmaking are here, here, and here . Other examples of how I used the Lattice 1 die are here.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and be sure to stop in at the Cheery Lynn Designs blog every day for more inspiration from the entire Cheery Lynn Designs Design Team!

1 Scrappy Comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

You rock! This is fabulous, Beth! masculine cards aren't always easy, but you knocked this out of the ballpark.

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