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Watch Me Wednesday | Celebrating 35

Creating masculine cards is such a challenge for myself. So, I try to use supplies and layouts that scream “this is for a man!” We will be celebrating a friend’s birthday this weekend and I needed a card. I chose to use the kraft glassine paper – all distressed – because I think it has masculine appeal. I also thought a simple graphic layout was important. I kept the sentiment simple with the age of celebration and left the rest for the inside!

You can check out exactly how I created this card by viewing the video below. I also show how to stamp with your finger using photopolymer stamps (particularly small ones) so you have more control over areas you want to stamp.

You may view the video embedded below (directly on blog only) or on YouTube.


That’s all for today! Enjoy your Wednesday!!



  • Susan BeauchaineJanuary 25, 2012 - 9:34 am

    Another fantastic card. I need to get some glassine paper for masculine cards. It adds an awesome textured look, as you said!
    I LOVE your videos and to watch your engineering! You are soooo good at it. I would have taken the easy way out, threaded the buttons and glued them on ~ not Ashley! You added that extra interest!
    Thanks so much for sharing

  • Annette A.January 25, 2012 - 9:52 am

    always so amazing…totally love this fun card…ReplyCancel

  • Melissa SheaJanuary 25, 2012 - 11:11 am

    Great layout and design! I love the focal image and color scheme!ReplyCancel

  • GabbyJanuary 25, 2012 - 12:22 pm

    Very neat, creatively designed card! :)ReplyCancel

  • Maureen ChandlerJanuary 25, 2012 - 12:38 pm

    This card is just wonderful – I love it. The video was great too and I would absolutely make a card like this for my men (a husband and four sons)! Thank you so much!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.January 25, 2012 - 1:22 pm

    Great tip for using those very tiny clear stamps. Much better than getting ink on all that extra acrylic block. I have to make a card for a 90 years old uncle. Thanks for showing a msculine card.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Wanford (Aimes)January 25, 2012 - 5:40 pm

    FABULOUS! This is totally going into my inspiration file for the tricky guy cards!

  • Linda in AusJanuary 25, 2012 - 9:07 pm

    Thanks Ashley another great card and video.ReplyCancel

  • Joy TaylorJanuary 26, 2012 - 3:42 am

    I am yet to purchase Kraft Glassine, and I think you have just pushed me to do so, love, love, love this card…hugsReplyCancel

  • Marlena MJanuary 26, 2012 - 11:06 am

    I loved watching you create the “this is for a man!” card (LOL). Maybe I should rinse the back of my stamps more often; I’ve never tried stamping with my finger. Thanks for the tutorial. ;)ReplyCancel

  • shuberJanuary 27, 2012 - 3:24 pm

    Hey Ashley,

    Thank you so much for sharing your card designs and videos…I always look forward to them each week.

    Thanks again

  • Winnie DoldererJanuary 30, 2012 - 7:59 pm

    Lovely card! I love how you stamped with your finger! I have watercolored with my fingertips, but never used a stamp..very cool. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Tenia NelsonJanuary 31, 2012 - 10:51 pm

    I just love this!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ohhh SnapFebruary 1, 2012 - 6:25 pm

    It’s a great card for a man, but I (who am not a man), love the heck out of it too.

    I use Tombow Multi Glue to get dimension on thin things. Apply a line to the back and let it dry and it has just the dimension I need. It is sticky as the dickens though.

    Great tip to use fingers for a stamp block :D.ReplyCancel

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