Monday, January 27, 2020

"You Had Me at Crumb Cake!" Masculine Valentine

Last week, I was creating a new Pinterest board based on Masculine Valentines, and I realized I needed a few more of them of my own to pin on my board. Masculine styled cards seem to be more difficult for some people to design, so those pins tend to be popular. And I love to design masculine themed cards - perfect match! I drew from a few sources for this one.

My biggest source was from the Heartfelt Bundle in the 2020 Jan/Jun Mini Catalogue, but I also used a sentiment from Geared Up Garage in the Annual Catalogue and the Braided Burlap Trim and Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder from the Jan/Jun Mini.

Texture and colour are also really important in a masculine card so I drew heavily on Crumb Cake and Copper with just a pop of Real Red and a hint of Basic Black. Here's the card:

  • The basic palette of the card is Crumb Cake, Copper, Very Vanilla and Real Red, but the Crumb Cake really defines the masculine look. The sentiment is stamped on the card base at the start.
  • I embossed the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment from the Heartfelt stamp set on Very Vanilla using Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder and punched it out with the Heart Punch pack. I also punched a scallop heart out of Copper Foil Sheet using the same punch pack.
  • The punch pack also punched a Crumb Cake heart and Real Red Scallop Heart. The Soft Suede heart was cut free-hand.
  • The arrow was stamped using the image from the Heartfelt stamp set and fussy cut.
  • A Very Vanilla panel was embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. It was placed over the Copper Panel that the scallop heart was punched from. You can't see the hole as it is covered by the Very Vanilla panel.  
  • The Braided Burlap Trim is added then everything else is added as shown, using glue dots or Stampin' Dimensionals.   

I have another 1 Day Craft Crop to Aid Refugees coming up this spring. It will be held on Saturday March 14th from 9 am to 9 pm in the beautiful, natural light-filled lobby of Emmanuel Church, 2600 Hebert Road, West Kelowna, BC. Here's the official word: 

The Refugee Care Collective at Emmanuel Church in West Kelowna is hosting a One Day Crafting Retreat /Crop in our bright, spacious lobby on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 9 am - 9 pm. The $65 fee will get you lunch and dinner prepared in our kitchen, lots of natural light, room for your equipment, a fabulous goody bag, door prizes, make and takes, challenges, and use of my equipment and stamp collection. But the best part is 12 hours free of housework, kids, responsibilities with nothing to do but craft and visit and eat! All proceeds after costs, and all profits from any orders taken through Stampin' Up! will be donated to the Okanagan Syrian Sponsorship Circle, as we raise the money to bring the family of the Syrian refugees we previously supported to Canada.  Come out and have a great time crafting, but also support a wonderful cause and do something to help relieve some of the suffering in our world.

Here are some photos from one of the last times we did this:


Here's where you can register: Hit submit when you've filled it out and I will get it. You will need to pay the registration fee to secure your spot. Directions are at the bottom of the form.

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