Cardmaking Inspiration | Masculine Stay Awesome Card by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders using S2-288 Bolts & Nuts. #spellbinders #guycard #cardmaking #diecutting

Cardmaking Inspiration | Masculine Stay Awesome Card

Hello Spellbinders’ Fan! Welcome back to our Cardmaking Inspiration series! We hope you’ve been enjoying these mini posts sharing simple cardmaking ideas and step by step instructions on how to make them!

We know how hard it can be to create cards for guys so today we’d like to share a fun & simple masculine card idea using our brand-new Bolts & Nuts dies.

Cardmaking Inspiration | Masculine Stay Awesome Card by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders using S2-288 Bolts & Nuts. #spellbinders #guycard #cardmaking #diecutting

Project created by in-house designer Yana Smakula

Cardmaking Inspiration | Masculine Stay Awesome Card by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders using S2-288 Bolts & Nuts. #spellbinders #guycard #cardmaking #diecutting

Step By Step Instructions:

We have a full set of step by step instructions describing how to create this card.

  • Die-cut and emboss bolts and nuts out of white cardstock.
  • Blend Distress Oxide inks onto each die cut to create a rusted look and feel.
  • Heat emboss each die cut with clear embossing powder to add texture to the die cuts and help ink blended colors pop. It’s okay to miss a few sections when embossing and have uneven embossed coverage.
  • Use die cuts to form a letter (this card was created for Denzil, so we used letter D). You can form them into anything else, other letters or shapes or even spell words. Foam mount shapes onto 4 x 5 ¼” black cardstock panel.
  • Foam mount panel onto an A2 top folding white card base.
  • Fill in the gaps in between die cut shapes with liquid enamel drops.
  • Heat emboss “Stay Awesome” sentiment in white embossing powder onto black cardstock strip. Foam mount onto the card.

Cardmaking Inspiration | Masculine Stay Awesome Card by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders using S2-288 Bolts & Nuts. #spellbinders #guycard #cardmaking #diecutting

Spellbinders Supplies:

OTHER SUPPLIES:

White cardstock (Neenah 110 LB); Black cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Clear Stamp (My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments); Hero Arts White Embossing Powder; Clear Embossing Powder; Versamark Ink;  Heat Tool; Distress Oxide Inks: Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce; Black Foam Tape; Nuvo Dark Walnut Drops.

Cardmaking Inspiration | Masculine Stay Awesome Card by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders using S2-288 Bolts & Nuts. #spellbinders #guycard #cardmaking #diecutting

Thank you for joining us today, friends! We hope you like this project and will give this idea a try! If you do, please share your project photos on social media and tag us so we can see!

Have fun die-cutting!

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2 Comments

  1. Wow. This is a fab creation! My husband works at HD (the orange logo store) and our sons, sons in laws all are in the trades or dabble with tools. Perfect idea! I especially love the clear embossing over the distress oxide inks – what a great idea!

  2. Oh my ! This is such a fun card !

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