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ICS May 2020 Blog Hop It’s a Guy Thing

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to A Guy Thing in Black and White! Today I’m featuring the Mountain Air Bundle to create a fun card using what I’m calling the “Tuck Technique”. Head to my YouTube channel for a video tutorial, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

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We were challenged with creating a black and white card that was masculine. I chose to use the Mountain Air Bundle. It’s really the most masculine set I have, along with maybe Rooted in Nature. I haven’t played with this bundle much, and really wanted to ink it up!

I wasn’t quite sure how to start, though I knew I wanted to use black as my card base. I decided white embossing would look great on the black background, and some black stamped images on white cardstock would offer a nice contrast. So, I started inking and stamping, and finally landed with these images.

I was at a loss for how to layer the mountains to make them look half way decent with what I had to work with. So I decided to do the “tuck technique” where I partially cut out the tree line with the coordinating die cut, and then I ‘tucked’ the mountains behind the trees.

I added some ‘stars’ to the night sky by using my Whisper White Craft Ink Refill, and dotted it all over. I think it gave this card that little extra boost. I forgot to get out my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush! That would have really stepped this card up a notch!

I cut two card mats for the inside of the card. This allows for LOTS of space to write, as well as covers up the tucked mountains on the top flap of the card. I thought about stamping the inside, but wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to write on this for the recipient, so I left it blank until it’s filled out.

I hope you enjoyed my project today! If you did, please watch my video tutorial on YouTube, and subscribe to my channel while you’re there. It really helps me out and allows me to keep making videos for you to enjoy.

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Measurements:

Basic Black Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Cardstock Mats x2: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Basic Black & Whisper White Cardstock Scraps

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Christmas Gift Tags Day 5

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome to Day 5 of my Christmas Gift Tag Week. If you missed the previous four days, make sure you pop over to the posts for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4 to check them out! Now on to the last tag of the series. I made this one to coordinate with some of the other gift wrap I’m using to wrap the kids’ gifts this year. I wanted to coordinate the tag to the wrapping.

There are several different style tags in my series this week which all feature their own little, unique flair. I hope you enjoy all of the tags, and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on my video tutorials.

This is another fairly simple tag, though it does take a little longer to make due to the heat embossing. But I really love the raised images, especially the white on the black background. I colored in the ‘Tis the Season sentiment with a Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend. Because these markers are alcohol based, they stain the embossing, unlike water based markers which resist the embossing.

I used some of the images from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, and the sentiment from Tidings All Around to create this tag. I punched the tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and threaded some white Baker’s Twine through to attach it to my package.

On the back of the tag, I used my Snail Adhesive to glue a small square of Whisper White cardstock to write the To and From. Alternatively, if you had a white paint pen, a gel pen, or a chalk marker, you could skip that step and just write directly onto the tag.

I really love the way this tag looks on this package with the darker color scheme. The white really pops and makes the tag stand out. Are you loving the ‘dark side’ of this gift wrapping theme? 😉

Measurements:

Basic Black Cardstock: 2″ x 4-1/4″

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Temptress Inspired and Kre8tiv Kwickie

This super simple card using VERY few supplies was inspired by my Temptress Jamberry Nail Wraps. If you’d like to learn more about those wraps, you can visit my Jamberry shop here!

I also included a kre8tiv kwickie with this video on using your holiday stamps year round! I hope you enjoy this quick card as I try to get back into the swing of things!

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Here’s to Cheers Stamp Set Wood-Mount 142098
Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad 126949
Basic Black Cardstock 121045
Whisper White Cardstock 100730
Gold Glimmer Paper 133719

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Kre8tiv Kwickie – Re-Inkers

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Kre8tiv Kwickie!

This time we are discussing Re-Inkers! I love a fresh, juicy stamp pad when stamping. Use re-inkers to refresh your stamp pads as needed.

Stampin’ Up! carries re-inkers for all of their stamp pads, with the exception of the Ombre pads. Just head to my online store and type in the name of the color, or the word ink, and you can shop around for the colors you need.

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Falling Flowers Glimmer Card

Yes, this card takes more effort and time to put together, but I think it is totally worth it! The gorgeous red glimmer paper accents nicely with the basic black against the whisper white card base, and the basic gray stamping in the background and on the banner accentuates that shimmery glittery awesomeness that is the paper!

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Falling Flowers Clear Mount BundleThoughtful Banners Bundle Whisper White Cardstock   Basic Black Cardstock Basic Gray Cardstock Clear Wink of Stella Glitter BrushBasic Gray Stampin' PadRed Glimmer PaperPaper-Piercing ToolMini Glue Dots Dimensionals Multipurpose Liquid Glue