Masculine Twist (SOA The Perfect Reason)

Today is the final day of the big three day blog hop celebrating tomorrow’s launch of the latest Stamp of Approval collection titled The Perfect Reason. Remember to visit all the stops for all three days of hops and leave a comment for a chance to win a free collection. Catherine will be giving one away for each day of the hop, so that’s three collections up for grabs! Deadline for comments if 9am ET on Thursday, Feb. 9 and the winners will be announced on Catherine’s blog later that day.

Mel's Card Corner | Masculine Twist

For today’s card, I decided to give a more masculine twist on the new collection. I used the circular image stamp from Everyday Mod to create a border along the left edge of my panel using Something Borrowed ink from Catherine Pooler Designs. I used my MISTI for this step which made creating this repeated border a snap. To make sure everything looked even, I started in the middle of the panel then worked my way out to either edge.

For the sentiment, I used one of the images from the You Did It stamp set. I also stamped it using the Something Borrowed ink. Using a monochromatic look works great for masculine cards.

Mel's Card Corner | Masculine Twist

For a bit of added interest, I decided to add a mat to the focal layer. To keep the look monochromatic, I used the Something Borrowed ink again and did a direct to paper inking technique to create a matching layer for the mat. I adhered the focal panel to the mat then adhered that to an A2 top-folding card base which finished my card.

StampNation Slumber Party

If you’re a StampNation member, please plan to join us tonight at 11pm ET for a special slumber party live event. We’ll have an hour long party then online ordering for the new collection will open for StampNation members at midnight ET, a full ten hours ahead of the link going out to wait list subscribers! If you’re already a StampNation member, click here for all the details on how to register for tonight’s event. If you aren’t a StampNation member yet, you can sign up today and still get registered for tonight’s live slumber party event!

Ok, that’s it for me today. Be sure to check back here tomorrow afternoon around 3pm ET. In celebration of launch day, I’ll have one more card I’ve created using products this collection.

Until next time …

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  1. Maggie B says:

    Hi Mel ~ I always have a terrible time coming up with masculine cards and I love this one! Can’t wait to get my hands on the latest SOA collection!! Thanks for sharing. ~HUGS~

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