Saturday, February 10, 2018

Altenew Academy - For The Guys

Do you have a hard time coming up with ideas for masculine cards, well I do?

I must admit that I've loved this stamp set from Altenew, the first time I saw it.

When I first saw the set I pondered over it having a difficult time envisioning making a card with the stamp set.  I loved the images and the sentiments were great.  Finally I made the purchase and I'm so happy I did.  I can see the mushrooms stamped in many different color combos, but I decided to keep them neutral for this masculine card.  
I also love using black on my cards to make the images 'Pop'. 
(helps with the masculine theme)

I started my project using the wood grain background

Using Versa Mark Ink and white embossing powder, I created a background on light kraft paper.
I stamped several mushrooms and stems which I admit are so cool.  
I can't wait to use this stamp many more times.
Adding a focal point for the mushrooms, I cut out a circle in the center of the woodgrain panel.  The composition called for rounding the corners on the base panel, which also placed an emphasis on the black background panel.
I also placed a black edge on the sentiment panel using my black Altenew ink pad.

Hopefully you will be inspired like me to select a stamp set that continues to call your name, even if you can't quite figure out why.  
Trust me, you'll be happy you did.  

Thanks for visiting.



Altenew Stamp & Die - Love You So Mush
Altenew Stamp - Wood Pallet Background
Altenew Inks - Parrot, Moon Rock, Firebrick, Forest Glades, Sunkissed, Frayed Leaf, Black Permanent
Spellbinders Circle Stack set
WeR Memory Corner Rounder


  1. Your card is SO Fun, Nancy! Love your choice of using this cute one for a guy!! I love your use of wood-grain and deep darker color! So perfect!