Saturday, June 1, 2013

Guest Designer...

I am honored to be a guest designer over at A Blog Named Hero (one of my favorite blogs). Their theme/challenge for this month is masculine and they are featuring Neat and Tangled Stamps, which I am SO excited about. Danielle Walls is the owner/creator of Neat and Tangled Stamps and not only are her stamps adorable and high quality but so is she! I had the pleasure of crafting with her at a couple of retreats and she is super sweet.

Here are the projects I came up with. The first one is a card for my hubby for Father's day...
I used the woodgrain border stamp from THIS set along the bottom of the card to create my own patterned paper. I liked that it felt masculine. THIS stamp set from Hero Arts is great for masculine cards and I used it for the sentiment. For the two smaller colored cardstock strips, I used Hero's Butter Bar Ink and Wet Cement Ink and just swiped them along a piece of white cardstock. For the pool colored larger strip, I stamped THIS Hero Background with Tide Pool Ink. I added glossy accents to the wooden hearts. A closer look...

For my next card (the one featured on the A Blog Named Hero Blog), I was looking for some color inspiration and found it on the ink cubes sitting on my work station...

I think they fit the masculine theme so I created this card...

I absolutely love THIS stamp from Neat and Tangled and knew I had to use it. I stamped it with Wet Cement onto white cardstock. I stamped the greeting from THIS Hero set using Black Staz-On ink onto acetate and stapled it on my card. Then I added some die-cut stars that I swiped with the ink colors from above cube set and then gave them some shine with glossy accents. To finish it off, I added coordinating twine from Doodlebug. A closer look...

For my last project, I wanted to make some cute post it notes to put in my hubby's lunch or on the bathroom mirror or to leave him a message of who called or...well, you get the idea....

So I took some yellow post-it notes and stamped them with THIS Hero background stamp in blue. Then I die-cut them into the shape of notebook paper (die from Paper Smooches) and added some sentiments from THIS Neat and Tangled stamp set. To finish it off, I rounded the bottom corners. A closer look...
Well, I hope you were inspired to create some masculine cards. Father's Day is just around the corner! :) Have a great weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by!

4 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love your cards Heather! Masculine is hard to do for me and you rocked it!

Michelle Liimatainen said...

Absolutely love your cards!!!!

Barb Wagar said...

Very nice cards. Way to go!

Amelia Clark said...

Wow it's really nice cards...Excellent work you did. I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.Keep sharing more.
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