Category Archives: masculine/boy

better soon

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the 4864- Better Soon Set.  I love this image…it will be great for all those masculine get well cards!

better soon diane zechman

You know I love to paper piece the Ai People! This time I wanted to give him a nice quilt.  :)  Be sure to check out all 5 new sets in the Ai People line!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4864- Better Soon Set; paper- white, kraft, SU! Soft Sky, Coredinations- Nutmeg, Echo Park- Bundle of Joy- A New Addition; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Cross Stitched Squares, stapler, enamel dots.

on the bright side…

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the AiCS38 – Doggy Kisses Set from the NEW Funny Farm line.  If you are a dog lover (or just like cute animal images!), this set fits all your needs for sending some get well wishes!

CHA 7 diane zechman

That sentiment is sure to bring a smile…poor doggie and his cone of shame!  Be sure to check out all 4 sets in the Funny Farm line…they’re awesome!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AiCS38 – Doggy Kisses Set; paper- white, black, SU! Bermuda Bay, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles and Mix & Match Banners, 1 3/8 and 1 1/2″ circle punches, enamel dots.

you’re kidding!

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Create a Background” and we are featuring the NEW Funny Farm line of stamps.  I was so excited to see this release…there are fun images of cows, goats, chickens, and dogs with plenty of punny sayings to go with them!  Here I used the AICS37 Old Goat Set.

old goat diane zechman

My first background idea didn’t quite work out the way I envisioned, so I decided to stamp the goats twice in a gray ink to make them seem like they are, well, in the background. lol. I stamped and cut them again on a sticky note to create a mask for their legs and sponged some gray “ground”.

Then I stamped the goats again onto scrap cardstock with black ink and colored just one goat, cut him out by hand and popped him up over the gray image.  I diecut the cloud border with some plaid paper to give the card a more masculine look.

old goat side diane zechman

Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Create a Background” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AICS37 Old Goat Set; paper- white, SU! Smoky Slate, DCWV Dots, Stripes, & Plaids; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog; accessories- Copics, foam tape, Misti, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders, rhinestones.

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.