Feb 24, 2019

You Are Enough Card

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a masculine encouragement card.

I don't know about you but, I see a lot of encouragement card in 
social media designed for the women in our lives. 
However, not as many for the men in our lives.

Today, that's exactly what I would like to share with you.

Let's get started.

First, Turn on your laminator - so that it can get nice and hot. Next, on a card front panel (cut 4-1/4"X5-1/2") of Bristol Smooth cardstock, I sponged some Distress Oxide inks making sure to blend well were the colors met.  

Next, using a star stencil I applied some Therm O Web iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Gel 
to the card front panel with a craft knife.

It will be milky white when applied but, will dry clear - in about 30 minutes to an hour 
depending on how thick it's applied. That's when it's ready to be foiled.

While the Deco Foil Gel is drying -
I die cut the word YOU from a
 Foilable Pre-designed Sheet from Creative Visions Stamp 
- foiled with Blade Heat Transfer Foil. 
Then, stamp your secondary sentiment onto white cardstock and trim into a thin strip.

Now, that the transfer gel is dry - 
place some heat transfer foil onto the stars and
 send it through the laminator. 
 I did a tone on tone look but, you can use foil colors you prefer.

I also went a bit messy with my gel on purpose - because the person I am making this card for likes the sketch/distress look on things. You can make sure you apply your stencil nice and clean.

Next, I trimmed about 1/4" off top and side of the card front and matted onto a white card base. 

Then, I adhered the die cut YOU and sub-sentiment to the card using low profile foam adhesive. Next, I added a few dimensional silver stars and my card is complete. 

I hope you create a Masculine encouragement card for that special male in your life. 

Supplies Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Blackboard Alphabet

Distress Oxides Inks
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Hickory Smoke
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Faded Jeans
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Paris Dusk

Other Materials:
Thermo O Web iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Gel
Creative Vision Stamps - Heat Transfer Foil (Hello Sailor, Blade & Seaside Cabana)
Creative Vision Stamps - Foilable - FPPGE023 (Dots)
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Recollections Brand Heavy Weight Cardstock - White
My Favorite Things Stamps - All About You (sub-sentiment)
Ms. Sparkle & Co. Tiny Silver Stars Embellishments

Swingline Brand Laminator
Star Stencil
Plastic Craft Knife
Acrylic Block

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  1. Fabulous masculine creation Annie! Thanks for all the tips & tricks!

  2. What a lovely masculine card. I need to remember to do foiling more often. Thank you for the reminder and the inspiration. I need to get some of the Deco Foil Gel.

  3. Great use of that stencil. Beautiful card!

  4. What a terrific and colorful design! LOVE all of THIS!


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