WWC183 – Gail’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

How often do you use floral stamp sets on masculine cards? I’m guessing not very often. I don’t usually. But I thought these leafy stamps would work nicely to create a masculine Christmas card. And what better time to try it out than for our masculine anything goes challenge at Watercooler Wednesday!

I started with a black card base. In order to test out my idea I laid a piece of acetate on top and roughly stamped in my images to check it would work. Once I’d established that my plan would work out removed the acetate and started working on my actual card.

First I treated the card base with my anti-static powder tool, then used embossing ink to stamp the sentiment which is from Happy Little Stamper’s Everyday Sentiments. I coated it with white embossing powder and then heat set it.

I then moved on to stamping my foliage. I used two stamps from Hero Arts’ Flowers Stamp & Cut and stamped with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide. I stamped two clusters, a smaller one at the top of the card and a larger one from the bottom. I kept going until I was happy with the arrangement, and my one layer card was completed.

I’d not used my Lucky Clover Distress Oxide on black before making this card. I hadn’t realised how much the colour would end up changing! I’d been expecting it to be greener, but it ended up more blue. I quite like it, even if it wasn’t what I had in mind. It has a lovely soft look and, I think, helps the Christmas feel of the card. I probably ought to swatch my Oxides on black though so I know what to expect in future!


Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown – Black & White plus 1 (edit – where it got an honourable mention!)

Addicted to CAS – Masculine

Allsorts Challenge Blog – Boys to Men

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas

Muse: ChristmasVisions – CASE the Inspiration Card (edit – where it was chosen as a Star!)

Chriss’ Muse card

Sweet Stampin’ – Christmas In August

Watercooler Wednesday – Anything Masculine Goes


Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)








24 thoughts on “WWC183 – Gail’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

  1. This is such a lovely card, the colours stand out so well against the black – and a good tip about checking the oxide colours on black! Thanks for joining us at the 52CCT.

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  2. So elegantly done! A fab creation and oh so perfect for our Christmas in August challenge at Sweet Stampin’. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous stamped Christmas scene with us! Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin’ DT

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