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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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Petal Palette Bundle Reverse Negative Card

I went live over on my Facebook page for the first time in a little while to make up for the Stamping Saturday that I missed at the beginning of the month. I featured my favorite bundle of the Occasions catalog, Petal Palette (of course! lol) I used the negative images that I cut out using the coordinating thinlits dies and made this fun reverse negative card!

I really love how this card turned out! The colors I used are Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist. They compliment each other so well, and the contrast is sharp but appealing. For the sentiment I used Whisper White cardstock along with the label framelit from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. I trimmed the label slightly so that you would be able to see the trellis cutout behind.

I also used some of our Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon and layered our Whisper White Organza Ribbon over the top for added texture. A few pearls adorn the sentiment, and boom! Done!

Measurements:

Night of Navy Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Lemon Lime Twist Inside Mat: 4-3/16″ x 5-7/16″
Whisper White Scrap for Sentiment
Lemon Lime Twist Scrap for Trellis

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Petal Palette Masculine Card

Almost ALL of my cards are usually pretty feminine, but I was pretty proud of myself when I came up with a masculine card for Petal Palette.
I think one of the biggest reasons I think this is a great guy card is the Night of Navy cardstock.
I’m sure that if I were to make this with, say, Berry Burst it would be another story.

I really like how the Linen Thread is looped behind the sentiment and how easy it was to shorten the label that comes in the thinlits that coordinate so perfectly with this stamp set! The branches are so beautiful and contrast nicely on the Crumb Cake cardstock.

So many times I often forget to give the inside of my cards lovin’ too, but not on this card! I made sure to use one of the gorgeous sentiments from this stamp set on the inside of my card.

Measurements:

Night of Navy Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Crumb Cake Outside Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Very Vanilla Inside Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″

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