I wasn’t sure of this stamp set when I first saw it.  How about you?? But with all my stamps before I buy them I do a little research on the internet to see what clever people have created with these sets.  Sometimes I have a look at some cards with similar stamps or style that the set has. It gives me some ideas of what I might come up with. I decided that this set might just fill a hole in my masculine stamp sets – and I have to say I like it. I was playing around with this set the other day and created this card.


I was inspired by a card on Splitcoaststampers with a similar type of stamp set.  I changed it a little and added the Starburst circles to it too.

The  base card is Smoky Slate and I embossed a piece of Tangerine Tango card with the Chevron Embossing Folder.  I stamped the train in black Stazon on Whisper White card and added the Washi Tape strips on the corner. This was adhered to a Smoky Slate card mat.  The Starbursts were stamped in Tangerine Tango and Smoky Slate and raised up with Dimensionals.  A simple card but HEYyou don’t need fancy for the boys 😉

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cards, Techniques


I realised I hadn’t shown you this card.  We made this at my Vellum class a couple of months ago. This is the stained glass technique on Vellum.


The stained Glass technique is very easy to do.  Simply stamp on vellum using black Staz-on.  Then on the back of the vellum, colour with markers.  You can use different colours if you would like to.  Leave it to dry a little and then assemble your card.  For this card I have used one of my favourite combinations of Pool Party and Island Indigo.  I ran the Pool Party piece through the Big Shot with the Chevron Embossing Folder and layered this with some black card.   I simply added a greeting from ‘Blooming with Kindness’ and added a button and Whisper White Bakers Twine.

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Have a good weekend,


cards, Masculine


I was playing around with the Sale-A-Bration set ‘Feeling Sentimental’ a few weeks ago and created this card.  Some distressing and inking I think it makes a great “MAN” card.  They are always hard to do, aren’t they???  I have used the Chevron Embossing Folder.  The brads in the centre of the wheel and on each end of the Natural Trim Ribbon are gold brads and I sanded them back slightly to rough them up!!!


Thanks for stopping by today.  I have another card using this set to show you tomorrow, Day 3 of our Countdown, so stay tuned.