Category Archives: masculine/boy

dad

So, I am 2 days late in sharing a Father’s Day card. But…it could really be used any time of the year for a birthday or any occasion.  I was inspired by a card done by Nina Brackett and came up with a water-colored card of my own.

father's day master of the sea diane zechman

Here I used Master Of The Sea and For My Father. The compass was stamped lightly on the panel underneath and I finished it off with two Black Nuvo Drops.

Have a great evening!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Master Of The Sea and For My Father; paper- birch, black, watercolor, SU! Pool Party; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Bashful Blue, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Bravo Burgundy; accessories- Black Nuvo Drops, tracing wheel.

Master of the sea

Good morning!

Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using two stamp sets… a new set, Master of the Sea, and an older one called Choose Faith.

master of the sea diane zechman

I kept it pretty CAS and one layer…except the two boats are popped with dimensionals.  The words Master and Sea were colored with lighter shades of Copic markers to minimize any bleed-through showing.  For the waves, I stamped them with 6 different shades of blues and blue/greens.

master of the sea inside diane zechman

On the inside I finished my sentiment and added the anchor image to coordinate with the front.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Master of the Sea and Choose Faith; paper- white; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Midnight Muse, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, and Pool Party; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals.

celebrate big

Good morning!

Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the Fly High stamp set from this month’s release.

celebrate big diane zechman

I decided to make a tall card with the balloons flying up and then I thought I’d add the elephant hanging off the bottom. The balloons were paper pieced and I added Crystal Effects to make them shiny.

This card measures 3 1/2 x 6 1/4 (start with 7 x 6 1/4) and fits into a regular No. 8 envelope.  Most of us have those lying around to pay an occasional bill so why not use them to make a different size card?

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Fly High; paper- white, DCWV- the Spring Matstack; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Crystal Effects.

saving all my love

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using the new Art Impressions valentine set, 4885- Nuts About You.  For this card I went with some plaid papers in masculine colors.  Masculine cards are easy to create with these sweet squirrels!

nuts about you 3 diane zechman

How cute is this squirrel? He is hard to resist! I added a few more acorns since he loves them so much. 😉  I also fussy cut the ribbon and hearts image and placed it above the sentiment oval.

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4885- Nuts About You; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Bermuda Bay, Core’dinations Nutmeg, Lawn Fawn- Perfectly Plaid; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, SU! Oval punch, Martha Stewart Scallop dot punch, MFT Cross Stitch Squares dies, enamel dots.

retired

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Michael’s exclusive set called His & Hers Campers, which is now also available on the Ai site!  This card was made for one of my husband’s previous co-workers who recently retired. With all of the freeeeezing temps we’ve had lately, I’m sure he is looking forward to spending time at his camper by the lake this summer!

retired camper diane zechman

Since I needed a masculine card, I pulled out some plaid papers and kept it clean & simple…no frills!  I stamped the little camper and a sentiment on the inside.

retired camper 2 diane zechman

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions His & Hers Campers; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Marina Mist, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Blueprints 15, enamel dots.

in the meadow

Just popping in with a card I made quite a while ago! I am finding several pics on my computer that I haven’t shared (some from 2015!).  I think for the next couple weeks I will try to play catch-up. We’ll see how that goes!

in the meadow diane zechman

Such a great SU! set….perfect for masculine cards!  This was my shoebox card for a gathering with friends. Love when I can get together with them!

Have a great day!

stamps- SU! In The Meadow; paper- SU! Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Dusty Durango; ink- SU! Early Espresso; accessories- Cuttlebug Diamonds in the Rough embossing folder, MFT Blueprints 21 dies.

panda slider

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Slide on By” …and we are featuring three new super cute Slider Sets (to use with the Slider Die) plus two new Stackers Sets (which also coordinate with the Slider Die)! 

Here I used the Panda Slider Set (4801) to create a cloud shaped card.

panda slider 1 diane zechman

I love making shaped cards and thought he’d be cute on a big cloud so I kept my card base and slider pieces all white.  I did add a smaller patterned paper cloud, though, for a whimsical accent.  Part of the plane was paper pieced with some matching paper.  The little “hi” is a cute die included in this set (there’s also a balloon)!

When the slider piece is pulled, the plane slides across the card and reveals the sentiment.

panda slider 2 diane zechman

I just quickly sketched my cloud card and cut it by hand.  Here’s the pattern if you would like to make one too.  Click on the photo and then right click to save.

cloud shaped card diane zechman copy

Now it’s your turn to make a card and join us in the current Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your creations!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Panda Slider Set (4801); paper- white, MME fine and dandy boy; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Art Impressions Slider Die (4764), Copics, foam dimensionals, ribbon, staples, Scor-Tape.

serene scene

Good morning!  Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog. We are using some of the SNSS masculine sets this week for some inspiration for Father’s Day next month.  I used the Forest Silhouettes and Serene Silhouettes sets, along with the Bare Tree die on my card.

serene forest diane zechman

First I masked the hill and sponged the sun with a punched circle.  Then I sponged the sky and grass, followed by the water.  Everything was stamped with navy ink except the grass, which was stamped in green using the tips of the tree branches.  The large tree was diecut with navy cardstock.

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Forest Silhouettes and Serene Silhouettes ; paper- white, SU! Coastal Cabana, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit; ink- SU! Coastal Cabana, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit; accessories- SNSS Bare Tree die, circle punch, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 15.

 

math geek

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the wood mount stamps exclusive to AC Moore.  This one is called Still Have Teeth (PS0921) .

math geek birthday diane zechman

I wanted to use the fun paper with numbers and this guy looks like a perfect math geek to go with it!  I just omitted the sentiment on the stamp.  His shirt and tie were paper pieced to match the patterned paper background.

math geek birthday close diane zechman

Since I omitted the sentiment, I typed up one of my own in a Word document to print for the inside…

math geek birthday inside diane zechman

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions’ AC Moore exclusive Still Have Teeth (PS0921); paper- white, SU! Early Espresso, Peach Parfait, Coastal Cabana, MME fine and dandy boy; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics. buttons, crochet thread, glue dots.

Ai utility dies

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Add A Brad” AND we are featuring the NEW Utility Die Sets.  These are a really cool addition to your collection of dies!

I used the Utility Die Set His (4750) on my card today.

utility die 1 diane zechman

I made my own pattern for the jeans, belt, and a pouch to put my utilty set into.

utility die 2 diane zechman

The die set also includes some awesome coordinating sentiments to stamp on the tools!

utility die 3 diane zechman

What a fun set!

Now it’s your turn to make a card or project and join us in the new Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your cards using a brad!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Utility Die Set His (4750), paper- SU! Blue Bayou, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, red, black; ink- Versafine Black; accessories- Micron Brown pen, brads.