Thursday, April 24, 2014

Clean, Graphic & Epic

I'm switching gears today and focusing on the clean and graphic style of design.

My first card features Epic Dad stamps and companion die, Ink Splats and Backgrounds & Borders 4. The bold patterns combined with the graphic nature of the sentiments in Epic Dad are perfect for clean and graphic cards.

Monochromatic cards are a great choice for men.

I started by stamping the card base with Backgrounds & Borders 4.  Then I got out my Oatmeal Cardstock and had some fun with the Epic Dad stamps and dies.  I added a bit of shimmer to the crown using a Wink of Stella pen.  I know guys don't like a ton of glitter, but you can't have a crown that doesn't shine!

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Epic Dad, Ink Splats, Borders & Backgrounds 4, Banner Basics // Dies: Epic Dad Die // Cardstock: Oatmeal, Kraft

My next card is more appropriate for the tween/teen scene rather than Dad.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Ink Splats, Epic Dad // Inks: Sweet Gelato, Silver LiningLake House Dye Ink // Cardstock: Black

This card was so much fun to make!  I didn't really fuss over placement, I just stamped.

Again, I played with some new-to-me color combinations from the PURE COLOR Original 10 Collection; Lake House, Sweet Gelato and Silver Lining paired with black.  Though I liked the simple stamping, I thought it needed a bit more.  Silver embossing, washi tape and an enamel dot finished off this card perfectly.

I hope you are inspired to make some clean and graphic cards.  See you tomorrow when I'm back to share more cards from the April/May release!


  1. A terrific pair of masculine cards Maureen. love them both!!

  2. Maureen you did masculine so well!

  3. Awesome masculine cards, brilliant!

  4. OOOOH! MO! Fabulous Masculine Cards!

  5. Awesome masculine cards, Maureen!!! LOVE them!


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