Monday, April 15, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps Presents: My Kind of Guy

Hello there! And welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps April Release festivities! This is Day 1 of the WMS Previews. I'm still on vacation, but I've prepared these lovelies for you in advance! We're starting things off with My Kind of Guy. It's a masculine stamp set that I'm sure we all need in our stash. 

You know those people who have a hard time with making masculine cards? Well, I'm afraid to say that I'm one of them! lol. I have to admit, I'm was a bit nervous to share my cards. heehee! But here we go anyway!

Before I started making my cards, I went to Pinterest for inspiration. I did a little researching on masculine cards. And I found that I liked the CAS masculine cards the best. I also found that the masculine themed images use mostly dark and neutral colors, as well as utilizing a modern approach.

With my first card, I used a border image stamp to make my background. I stamped it in Soft Pool, Ocean Tides, Soft Granite and Charcoal. Then I cut out a banner from kraft cardstock and adhered it with foam tape. Then I stamped the circle frame and sentiment and die cut it.

For my second card, I went a bit more CAS. I just stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it on a strip of charcoal cardstock. 

I totally forgot to take a picture of the card side ways. The card base is actually made from charcoal cardstock. I just adhered the kraft panel on top in order for the charcoal panel to stand out. It's actually a great effect and added a bit more umph to the card. :)

There you go. What do you think of my masculine cards? I hope I haven't made a blunder with them. heehee. I'm so glad the other DT have samples too! If you did not find any inspiration will find them there for sure! :) 

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Belinda Chang Langner
Claire Brennan
Clare Buswell
Edna Morrisedie
Iwona Palamountain
Jean Martin
Jeanne Jachna
Jennifer Cuthbertson
Jennifer Holmes
Julia Aston
Karin Akesdotter
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Renee Lynch
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Teresa Kline
Tosha Leyendekker

Thank you for stopping by today! Please come back for more tomorrow!


  1. originally! expressly and laconically!

  2. Brilliant masculine cards, love the CAS style of them!

  3. I love that first card (mostly because I love saying "old bean" in my best british accent, lol). Well done!

  4. Great cards, love them both.

  5. Two great "men cards" - the ombre one is really effective!

  6. Two great designs Jean! love the gradient colors on the first!

  7. Look at you all CAS!! Looks fab - love all the stripes of color on the first and the clean look of the second!

  8. Love how you used the border stamp and the different ink colors. Good job!

  9. Oh I love this ! Both are great! Love the one with all the stamping, looks like store bought patterned paper.

  10. Great CAS masculine cards. I'm loving these sentiment, and perfect stamping on that first one!

  11. Beauty in simplicity!! Great cards!!

  12. Well done!! Thanks for passing along the results of your research; I want to make a number of masculine cards and this is a big help. TFS!

  13. Your cards are great...I love the old bean sentiment.

  14. that bowler hat and these sentiments!!

  15. Love, Love Love them! Your first card is so fab, love the colour tones. I know my hubby would love the second CAS card, think I may have to CASE it!

  16. I really love the gradations in the blue that you did on the first card: it's really striking!!

  17. Your masculine cards are great! I adore how you used the border stamp on the first card.

  18. You did a great job making masculine cards!

  19. Oh, the black and white is so clean and pristine! Love the contrast!

  20. Jean love your cards for this new set. We so need more masculine themed stamps. Maybe I just feel I need more stamps. LOL

  21. What wonderful cards! Both perfectly CAS and both so different! Love the first one!

  22. Well ... if those cards are blunders, I wish I could make blunders like that. Great job!



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