Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop: Masculine Cards!

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! 


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47 Responses to Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop: Masculine Cards!

  1. Jeannie L

    Great cards… Love the idea of stitching around the label die cut and love the color combi.

  2. Very masculine britta!!! But lovely. Like the use of distress inks. :-)

  3. Britta – as usual, beautiful cards. Thanks for organizing this great blog hop.

  4. Andrea R.

    These cards are great! I love the colors. Thanks for all your hard work!

  5. great cards! the stitching detail is a great accent and that retro pattern is super cool

  6. love the masked background and what fun to stitch a border….

  7. Nice stitching and distressing, Britta! It’s cool when you can make 2 really different cards with the same set of supplies. :-) Thanks for organizing the hop!

  8. Julie K

    Great masculine cards Britta. I always struggle when it comes to making masculine cards. These are great!

  9. Ina c.

    Love the second card!

  10. Rebecca Francis

    Cool stitching. Great Card.

  11. Both the cards are sensational Britta.. Especially the embossed one.. Looks super duper cool.. Thanks for sharing


  12. maja

    beautiful cards!

  13. Bee

    Great colours Britta, love the embossed effect on both cards!

  14. WONDERFUL Masculine cards Britta – LOVE your design!!!

  15. Great way to start off the hop, love the fresh bright colours and the stitching is fab :)
    Jenny x

  16. Nichol Tran

    I am just starting to use ink on my projects and stamps. For the card do you put the cover over and just ink away?

  17. Catherine

    Wow, those cards are absolutely amazing! I think I need the mask from Studio Calico!

  18. I like the stitching around the label and the ribbon on the second. Thanks for the blog hop!

  19. Cute cards… Thanks for sharing..

  20. ha ha! great cards! (and fab color combo!) i love the stitching on the first card!!

  21. Great card. I really like that stitching you did on the first card. TFS :)

  22. I love the masking and colors on that forst card!

  23. Your cards are great Britta! Blue and green is a fabulous combination for masculine cards and I love that mask!! Putting on that on my wishlist for when I place my next Simon order!

    I especially love the stitching on the first one… everything about that card just jumps out and screams “wow” to me!

  24. Stitching on a masculine card with bold thread is a fantastic idea!

  25. Cute, yet masculine! I love the color combo.

  26. Great masculine cards Britta!!

  27. I love your cards Britta! the shades of green on the first one are beautiful and still very masculine :)

  28. Love the spot of green on the second card.

  29. Patricia Poudrier

    Great cards! I love them all! Masculine cards are hard to make sometimes. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Michelle K

    What great cards! this blog hop is gonna give me tons of ideas :)

  31. Marilize

    Just got my first distress ink – and your cards are going to be the perfect way to break it in – whoop!

    • bswiderski

      You’re going to love it! Make sure to pick up a second one in a similar color so you can practice blending with them. :) If you haven’t seen it yet, my No Stress Distress Ink class will teach your everything you need to know about Distress Inks. I love them so much! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  32. Suzanne

    I LOVE the stitching around the label on the first card. Your use of Distress Inks has inspired me to break them out more often.

  33. I love my Nesties Labels 4 too :) I love the stitching on both cards!

  34. Oh, those masculine cards are terrific! I love your stitched outline. :)

  35. Great idea – tracing the die and stitching it! I’ll have to remember to try that.

  36. Love the colors and pattern on your cards!

  37. Linda L

    Love the added stitching on both cards! Great idea!!!

  38. Sue D

    Great cards–I like your stitching.

  39. Gorgeous combo and love the stitching in bold on your guys card Britta. TFS and also organizing this fun hop:)

  40. Great cards ~ that SC mask makes a wonderful pattern for a masculine card.

  41. Pai

    very fun. i love the theme of this hop!

  42. THANKS for sharing!! LOVE the ISPIRATION and the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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