Monday, March 21, 2016

It's Masculine Monday -- Wetlands Window Birthday Card and Video

Hi, Stampers  :)

I love an unusual, but simple, masculine card and I think this really works!  Recently, I have seen several cards on the internet with a window sheet placed between two pieces of card stock to create a view to the inside of the card.

I put my heavyweight white card stock in my trimmer and removed a 1/2" piece, then I removed an additional 1-1/4" piece.  The 1-1/4' space will form the window and the 1/2" piece will adhere to the window sheet to create the full sized card.

I added two strips of 3M Post-it-Note tape to mask off an area for sponging my background.

After sponging, I stamped the grass (reed) stamp with Old Olive ink to create a background for the Canada Goose.

Here is a view of the completed card. I love the clean look to this card!!

With this view, you can see the Canada Goose mounted to the front of the card.

One last look at the completed card.  So perfect for that special guy in your life.  Now, go and make one!


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32 comments :

  1. What a wonderful card! I love the way you used the window sheets. Thank you for your inspiration. I will definitely give this a try.

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    1. Thank you Carol, I am so pleased you liked my card!

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  2. Kathleen,
    I LOVE this Wetlands card and I have not seen a card done like this ever. I have been into SU for years and I was a demo for a few years also, went to two conventions one in Denver the other in Salt Lake. I just subscribed to your blog so I will be following it
    Diana in Wisconsin

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  3. Just beautiful! I was looking for a simple masculine card for this month and this is just perfect. TFS!

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  4. Just found your card on pinterest! I love it - totally awesome!

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  5. I find masculine cards are the most difficult to make. I absolutely love this card and technique and I'm looking forward to making it for Father's Day!

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  6. So very clever AND pretty. Thanks for the video.

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  7. Wonderful card. Appreciate the detailed video. Makes it much easier for me. Thanks

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  8. Love this card and your video. Now have the Wetlands stamp set and am raring to go. Thank you.

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  9. love this card and video to bits. so very pretty!!!!

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  10. Are you using the same daubers I see in the catalog? Yours look bigger.

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    1. No, I am not using the sponge daubers from the catalog. I am using the Tsukineko Jumbo Daubers. I purchase them from Amazon. I do like the daubers SU sells for most things, but when I want to cover a larger areas I use the jumbo daubers. I am less likely to get a dark spot or smudge with the jumbo. Hope this helps K

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  11. Kathleen, thank you for the great tutorial. I love you idea. Will be giving it a try. One question...I loved your tip of removing mistakes with the sanding block. Where can we get a block like that?

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  12. I got it at my local Sally's Beauty supply

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  13. Love this card and video. I really like the Wetlands stamp set and it is the first one I have ordered from Stampin UP (Canada) Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  14. I love, love, love your Wetland card! My friend is going to lend me her stamp set, and I plan on trying to make my card as beautiful as yours.......... Your video helps so much. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Joan
    MN. USA

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    1. You are so welcome. I am pleased you liked my card and video.

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  15. Your card is lovely! Just one question--why did you stamp the grass onto the card and then cover it up with the other piece of cardstock? It just seems like a wasted step since you covered it up and stamped on top of that.

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    1. It was a mistake. I got carried away and momentarily forgot what I was doing. Yikes! A permanent record of that on my video. Oh well, mistakes happen. Glad you liked the card!!

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  16. I found this on PInterest and then searched all your masculine monday cards. Great inspiration. Thank you!!!

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  17. I found your card on Pinterest and absolutely ADORE it! So different and perfect for all occasions! I can't wait to play with it and have a go! TFS and for the wonderful inspiration! Joanne H. Rochester, NY

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    1. Thank you, Jojo, for your kind words! I appreciate them.

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