Saturday, 28 July 2018

Ink & Share Blog Hop | Theme: Masculine


Hello and thanks for stopping by :)

Today I am participating in the Ink & Share Blog Hop, where every month a number of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world hop together to share our creations to help inspire you in your paper crafting journey. My name is Kirsten, and I am from Canberra, Australia. "G'Day" :)

For todays hop we will be sharing our projects inspired by this months theme: Masculine


I decided to find inspiration for my card layout from the latest Inspire. Create. Sketch Challenge #023



I found this a great challenge as it prompted me to pull out a couple of sheets from the Wood Textures DSP pack that I hadn't used yet. #loveitchopit

Don't forget the Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP sale ends soon (31st July) and this DSP Pack is 1 of the 10 available as part of this offer. So if you like free DSP, make sure you check out this sale offer before it is too late.




I created 2 cards, a portrait version and a landscape version so I could use up all the DSP rectangles I'd cut out.




My card base is Very Vanilla and my sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso onto a Very Vanilla cardstock strip.

I knew I wanted to make birthday cards (as my stash of masculine birthday cards is at dangerously low levels) and I found I didn't have any really masculine birthday sentiments in my stash of current stamp sets, so I went with my go to set for this kind of situation: Labeler Alphabet.




I felt my card needed something extra so I inked up the 2 leaf stamps from the Rooted in Nature stamp set and used Crumb Cake on the small leaf and Early Espresso on the larger one. They were then cut out using the co-ordinating Natures Roots framelits.

Masculine cards can be tricky, but I think these have just the right amount of detail. Nothing too fancy, but not too plain :)




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Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the very creative Stampin' Up! demonstrators participating in this months Ink & Share Blog Hop have come up with.

You are currently visiting me - Kirsten Aitchison, so checkout the list below to see all the hop participants.

Up next is Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder. You can click on the below image to be taken to Jacqueline's Blog or click on the link from the participants list below.


Deb Naylor
Cindy Mitchell-Clark
Jo Blackman
Ginger Rabesa
Rhonda Waechter
Sandrine Jse
Shirley Merker
Phoebe Borromeo-Carr
Linda Handford
Sue McDonald
Kirsten Aitchison                               < You are HERE :)
Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder
Vickie Kerr
Tricia Butts       


You too can make these ....... 
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Labeler Alphabet (Photopolymer 141936)

Rooted In Nature Bundle (Clear 148353)

Rooted In Nature Bundle (Wood 148352)

Rooted In Nature (Clear 146482)

Rooted In Nature (Wood 146479)

Nature's Roots Framelits (146341)

Wood Textures DSP Stack 144177


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12 comments:

  1. Lovely layout and use of the DSP. It has a soothing appeal!

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  2. Clean and simple and brilliant design.

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  3. Wonderful clean cards Kirsten, great job!

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  4. Great cards Kirsten! These work great for masculine cards. Thank you for participating in this month's blog hop.

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  5. Love the way you have interpreted the sketch to create two amazing cards. I love the way the different woodgrains work together. :)

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