How to make a masculine birthday card using ink blending

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home masculine card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Hello and welcome to week 4 of my Stampin’ Up! Misty Moonlight Colour Challenge. This week we are combining it with Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow. These are really natural tones so I was torn between Rooted in Nature and Sailing Home. In the end I decided on this Sailing Home masculine card using ink blending – I hope you like it!

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home masculine card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It… Sailing Home Masculine Card

Start with a (standard A6) card base created from Misty Moonlight cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. Emboss the Whisper White layer using the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder. I have further distressed the edges using a distressing tool. If you don’t have a distressing tool, you can achieve a similar effect using the blade of a paper of scissors (please be careful if using this method). Add extra interest to the Whisper White layer by splattering ink onto it using the Misty Moonlight, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Markers. To do this, remove the cap from the brush tip end, place the brush tip just inside the cap and flick against the inside edge of the cap.

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home masculine card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Trim a piece of Shimmery White cardstock to 6.4 x 9.8 cm. Use a Sponge Brayer to blend from Misty Moonlight to Crumb Cake to Mossy Meadow. Spritz water onto the surface using a Stampin’ Spritzer and dab with a piece of tissue to lift some of the ink. Cut a length of Misty Moonlight ribbon and adhere to the back of this Shimmery White layer using Tear & Tape. Stamp the sentiment (I used ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Framed For You Stamp Set) in Misty Moonlight ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies and adhere to the back of the Shimmery White layer.

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home masculine card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the lighthouse in Misty Moonlight ink, the compass in Crumb Cake ink and the anchor in Mossy Meadow ink and cut out using the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies (the compass requires a circle punch or die – I used the Stitched Shapes Dies). Adhere these elements as shown.

What do you think to my Sailing Home masculine card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this Sailing Home masculine card. This is a great colour combination for nature-type images and scenes. I’m definitely going to make a version of this card using the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set too!

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Happy crafting, h x

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Author: Helen

After 15 years working in the NHS I decided it was time for a change. Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts began in 2017, selling cards and gifts at local craft fairs. In 2018, I also became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which allows me to share my passion for papercraft with others via workshops and other events.

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