I’m so glad you’ve decided to join us in our second blog hop today! The theme is Masculine cards, and I’m sure you’ll walk away very inspired by all of the fantastic bloggers we have lined up here. I’m the first official stop on the blog hop, but you can start from the very beginning at the Young Crafters Unite blog if you would like some more information. But basically, here’s what the hop is all about:
And here’s my card for the hop. I wanted to play with some distress ink, so I used this Studio Calico mask with some Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress ink on one part and this Studio Calico patterned paper on the right side. Love these patterns and colors together!
That label shape is just great, isn’t it? That’s Labels 4 Nestabilities from Spellbinders. I used the same die to cut out the label shape, and I then traced around the outside in pencil and stitched along the line to create that solid navy border. I’m loving this look.
I enjoyed playing with that mask so much that I just had to make another card for this hop. So I used a stylus to emboss a piece of kraft cardstock and came up with this:
I added a little bit of ink on the embossing for definition and then contrasted the blue with that light green Hero Hues paper. Apparently I like blue and green for a masculine color combination. ;)
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a fabulous time on the hop! Thanks so much for being patient this week as my blog has been a little quiet. I’ve been swamped with both homework and behind-the-scenes things for my blog. Lots of fun things coming up here! Don’t forget to leave a comment to be eligible for one of the hop prizes, and I hope to see you on the rest of the hop.
Your next stop on the blog hop is Danielle Walls. Have fun!