Sunday, May 30, 2021

In a Man's World Inaugural Bloghop

 I'm excited to be participating in my first blog hop. Welcome to the Masculine Themed Blog Hop - a collection of ideas from current Stampin' Up! demonstrators featuring creations that focus on those masculine figures in our lives-fathers, brothers, uncles, cousins, and friends.  As both my dad and my brother have birthdays this month AND Father's Day is in June...this was a timely project for me.
For my project, I focused on using the stamp set, Whiskey Business and then supplemented with the Stacked Stone Set...neither of which I had used before but I so wanted the opportunity to play with them.  The card is a standard A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") card base in landscape orientation.

Cardbase: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
DSP: 4" x 5 1/4"
Basic White: 4" x 5 1/4"
                       Scrap for the sentiment and the image
Basic Black Strip: 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Stacked Stone: 2" x 5 1/4"

Techniques I used to create this card include masking and double-heat embossing.

I stamped the whiskey decanter image first on a piece of basic white and then again on a post-it note and then I fussy cut the post-it-note image and used it to mask the image on the basic white cardstock.  Next, I stamped the glass image on either side of the whiskey decanter.  Once the images were stamped, I moved on to coloring.
I colored the images using Stampin' Blends starting with So Saffron all over the images.  Then, starting from the outer edges of the images, I used Mango Melody (dark), then the Cinnamon Cider blends. 
After coloring, I used the snips to fussy cut the image and added dimensionals.  Because I'm usually challenged to keep things in alignment, I used the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of basic white to help me make sure to keep things straight...that plus liquid glue...can you say lifesavers.  First, I added the DSP to the basic white panel, followed by the Stacked Stone (2" x 5 1/4") panel, then the basic black strip as a transition between the 2 pieces.  I then used liquid adhesive to adhere the card front to the Blackberry Bliss card base. Stamp the sentiment with embossing ink then heat emboss using black embossing powder.  Next, using the Tailored Tag punch, I punched out the sentiment and the sentiment mat layer in black.  Attach both the sentiment and the image to the card front with dimensionals.  Lastly, add embellishments and wink of stella...and there you have it!

I'm so happy you stopped by and hope you enjoyed my card! To continue to be inspired, whether you've come from the person before me or the person after, Michelle Hollins, from the list below, along with all contributors are listed to help you as you visit each blog to be motivated to create.

Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. I would be happy to answer any questions about products or the techniques shown here. If you do not have a demonstrator, you can use the Shop my Online Store link to the right to order products from me. Happy Stampin!

1. Caron Bailey (You are here)

2. Michelle Hollins
3. Nedine Hunter-Dupree
4. Sharon Jacobs
5. Tashana Lundy
6. Linda Moore
7. Jackie Tillman


  1. Love this card and the masking technique! The colors pop!

  2. Great job on your card and your first blog hop

    1. Thanks, Linda...looking forward to participating in many more...these were fun!

  3. Hi Caron! Another great project in the hop! I can’t thank you enough for your vision of inspiration in uniting us all together for this great project! Nedine

  4. Thank you, Nedine! I had a blast creating it!

  5. Great card. I've only used this set once. Need to pull it back out.

  6. Love the card and your coloring in awesome!!!