Clean and Simple Masculine Card

I love making a clean and simple masculine card.  It’s even more fun when I get to use new products from the July – December Mini Catalog.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

clean and simple masculine card
This week, the amazing Anne Marie has a Clean and Simple Challenge for us: Masculine.   I went the scenic route,  and inked up Stampin’ Up!’s  new Reflected in Nature stamp set. I can’t wait to see what you create. But before you run off to grab those stamps, papers and inks,  remember that by CLEAN AND SIMPLE, we mean cards that have:

  • minimal layers
  • few to no embellishments
  • lots of clean white space (minimal patterns)
clean and simple masculine cards
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Clean and Simple Masculine Card

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Don’t be deceived by Stampin’ Up!’s Reflected in Nature stamp.  There is definitely a learning curve in inking it up.  Luckily, the task is made easier with the Stamparatus.  I ended up inking the entire image in Smoky Slate. Next, I started at the shore line in the middle of the stamp, and inked with Balmy Blue.  Finally, I used a Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the top half. By using the marker, I was able to darken the trunks of the trees and cabin.  A little clear Wink of Stella gives the frozen lake an icy touch.

clean and simple masculine card

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  1. Ann, this is gorgeous! I love this stamp set and now I have a reason to add it to my next order. Lol! The Wink of Stella is the perfect touch!

  2. Well done getting the stamp inked with all the different colors! It really makes the image pop having the parts of the scene colored differently. Thanks for the tip to use the Stamparatus too! Hope you have a fun weekend planned!

  3. The graduated colours make this a real scene-stealer Ann and the comments above are so true – combined with the sentiment it’s like a mini motivational poster. We should all have one of these on our wall!

  4. WOW! Ann, this is so beautiful! I wish I was spending the weekend in this cabin. The colors you used are so soothing and serene! I love everything about this lovely card! Have a super weekend!

  5. Ann! Wow! Brilliantly done, beautiful colors and an amazing CAS. This makes me long for that serene cabin in the woods. Love it all. Just beautiful.

  6. Ann, I think we should ALL mount this card and have it somewhere we can look at it regularly – like 20 times a day! 🙂 I love the cool, calm colors you used – perfect for the image and sentiment.

  7. This is definitely a WOW!!! card!!! Thank you for sharing the card and especially your techniques for using it, thus adding to my list of stamp sets to purchase. 🙂

  8. This is so pretty and such a great sentiment! I need to come back here and look at this multiple times a day as a reminder! LOL

  9. I just got this stamp and am glad you “warned” me about the learning curve! I can’t wait to try it out! Your scene is delightful!

  10. Wonderful card for guys! Love the design of that stamp!

  11. Wow! I usually don’t like the simple cards but this one is stunning! Your stamping technique is perfect and now I want to get this stamp set. Thanks for a great tutorial, Ann!

  12. Your sentiment is PERFECT for your card! It does make me want to just breathe deep because your card is so ‘calming’ in appearance. Love it!

  13. WOW! That is stunning.
    That would be lovely as a Christmas card as well

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