Waltzingmouse Stamps – June Releases – Preview Day 3

Greetings Blog Friends!!  What a busy day it has been.  You’ll find this hard to believe but I can count the number of masculine cards I’ve made in the last couple of years on two hands. I guess the planets have aligned because I’m back with another masculine card.  Yikes!  They are the tough ones because I can’t simply slather pearls and lace on them but for those of you who thanked me for the brief break from pink – this is for you!  Waltzingmouse Stamps welcomes a new release and this set is called My Island.  I love the sentiment You Bring Me Sunshine – it’s so very true!

The rays of sunshine are framed in Spellbinders™ Card Creator S5-136 A2 Fancy Weave.  I simply tucked it under my burlap ribbon and embellished the bottom with pearls.  To corral my ribbon I used Spellbinders™ S5-138 Octagon Strips and Accents and simply wove the loose ends of my bow up and down through the available openings.  I finished off with a masculine embellishment at the bottom – not a flower, but a piece from Spellbinders™ Ribbon Buckles.  That’s it short and sweet – this goes in the pile for when some occasion calls for a guy card!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps – My Island (Available July 1)
Paper: K&Company, American Crafts, Recollections Kraft
Ink: Wild Honey Distress Ink, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Card Creator S5-136 A2 Fancy Weave (new), Spellbinders™ S5-138 Octagon Strips and Accents (new), Spellbinders™ Ribbon Buckles, Recollections Pearls, Satin Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon

(New Spellbinders die templates ship in August)

Be sure to peek in to see what the rest of the designers are up to!!

Fabulous Design Team Creations
1. Anya Schrier 7. Kelly Schirmer
2. Becca Feeken 8. Tosh Leyendekker
3. Julia Aston 10. Mona Pendleton
4. Belinda Chang Langner 11. Sandie Dunne
5. Jennifer Holmes 12. Clare Buswell
6. Bonnie Sharp 13. Claire Brennan – Owner
  • MaryannJune 30, 2012 - 2:12 am

    A really beautiful card, that any male would be proud to recieve, that´s for sure, so why you don´t so more, is a riddle to me??? You could do loads of this kind and make them look just as gorgeous I´m sure.
    Have a wonderful week-end ahead.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl WrightJune 30, 2012 - 2:52 am

    Becca, this is stunning. Totally agree with you re male cards. I use loads of bling too, so I find masculine cards extremely difficult!ReplyCancel

  • Denise SmithardJune 30, 2012 - 3:32 am

    Hi Becca,
    As always I love the card on your blog this morning, you have truly great talent, I love your Bow’s, I am a great fan of the fantastic Spellbinders.
    Kind regards love from Sam x (From England)ReplyCancel

  • NancyJune 30, 2012 - 4:55 am

    This is gorgeous! I love everything about the card and I can;t wait to get my hands on those new dies :)ReplyCancel

  • SandieJune 30, 2012 - 4:56 am

    Stunning card. I am loving all the masculine samples in this release. xxReplyCancel

  • Nan GJune 30, 2012 - 5:24 am

    Stunning! Love all the texture and the play between the rough burlap and the smooth ribbon. Great job, again!ReplyCancel

  • lizJune 30, 2012 - 5:31 am

    Great job, and peals have a place still,ReplyCancel

  • Dianne CJune 30, 2012 - 5:50 am

    Great card as always. I think everyone has a difficult time with cards for men.ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaJune 30, 2012 - 6:08 am

    Becca, I really like this card,especially the burlap ribbon. Perfect for a guy. I can’t help but wonder what it would look like without the bow. I think, for a guy, it might work even better without it. Everything is so perfectly paired: paper, burlap, stamps, etc. You really are an artist!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 30, 2012 - 6:19 am

    The burlap sure makes the masculine feature. This can definitely be a problem thinking of things for a male card. My man is into old cars so I use stamps I have for him. His birthday is in July so I may use the burlap effect ~ think he would like that. Thanks for sharing and love 2 cards in one day. You hhave been busy, girlie. Bless you and your talented hands!

  • FrancineJune 30, 2012 - 6:34 am

    Your in fire! There is always a post from you waiting for me.
    One after another man cards. By chance I know you will come back to your
    So beautiful masculin cards because we need it.

  • LucindaJune 30, 2012 - 6:39 am

    Becca how do I get more info on how you did your labels on your storage cases.Love all of your cards.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 30, 2012 - 6:40 am

    Becca, the burlap looks like wheat too! :) VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!! (Here’s a question for you: Doesn’t the burlap STINK? My eyes & nose water when I smell burlap! :( I LOVE the look & even have some in my fabric…. Just wondering! )ReplyCancel

  • Deborah FringsJune 30, 2012 - 6:53 am

    I really like all the layers and texture in your card. The burlap ribbon is perfect and even a few pearls!! Super!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn WildJune 30, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Another Becca masterpiece! I’m looking forward to the release tomorrow.

    Lynn WildReplyCancel

  • Julia AstonJune 30, 2012 - 7:37 am

    What great colors on this masculine card Becca! love the layers of die cuts and beautiful ribbon – the frayed burlap adds wonderful texture and the sun ray image tucked in at an angle looks great!ReplyCancel

  • SoniaJune 30, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Another great card! I love how you wove the ribbon through the octagon strip.ReplyCancel

  • carolJune 30, 2012 - 8:31 am

    As usual – simply amazing!ReplyCancel

  • anyaJune 30, 2012 - 8:38 am

    Fabulous job, Becca. I do love the masculine color scheme – that bit of burlap is so yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkJune 30, 2012 - 8:39 am

    Becca, thanks for making my day with your cards! Must check out the new dies.ReplyCancel

  • cassie kJune 30, 2012 - 8:43 am

    Love how you framed the sun rays.ReplyCancel

  • LageneJune 30, 2012 - 8:46 am

    Dare I say it…GORGEOUS masculine card!ReplyCancel

  • MarilynJune 30, 2012 - 9:33 am

    Love this card, great way to use your burlap, and your new Spellbinders dies, great effects. Once again you have made a beautiful card with your signature bow on it!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJune 30, 2012 - 9:57 am

    The burlap makes for a very nice card Becca. Love the colors and how you have embellished. The bow looks very nice and it looks professionally done. Beautiful work. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Peggy H.June 30, 2012 - 9:59 am

    Awesome card!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa SackettJune 30, 2012 - 10:07 am

    This card is right up my alley — I love the burlap and pearls which work together very effectively. If anyone can make it work, you can…and do it so well!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie A.June 30, 2012 - 10:31 am

    What a gorgeous card. The colors and burlap is wonderful. This gives me an idea. My man would love it! We need more examples of masculine cards.ReplyCancel

  • AnnelieJune 30, 2012 - 11:42 am

    Love the burlap ribbon — don’t think I’ve seen that before. It adds just the right touch to the “manly” card. Thanks for sharing, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Camille M. RussellJune 30, 2012 - 12:26 pm

    Great coloring choices and not too mushy looking for those macho-men who will receive them!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJune 30, 2012 - 12:50 pm

    What a great man card. I am always looking for ideas for a man card,
    Thank you for shsring

  • CynthiaJune 30, 2012 - 12:51 pm

    Simply gorgeous, Becca! Gotta’ work in my studio-have local orders. Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)June 30, 2012 - 2:02 pm

    Another Becca beauty! This is so strong and masculine. What a great man-card!ReplyCancel

  • Mona L PendletonJune 30, 2012 - 2:29 pm

    Beautiful masculine card Becca! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronJune 30, 2012 - 2:30 pm

    I have seen a lot of talk lately about the difficulty of man-cards. I agree, it is a stretch… but once I get into it, it opens a whole new door… and, I love to peek into new corners and see what I can do! Probably the hardest part is that men don’t tend to gush over our efforts the way our lady friends do… it goes with the territory, I suppose. I do notice that my husband keeps every single card I make for him and seems protective of them. That’s gotta be a good thing in a man’s world. My grandsons are most impressed and expressive when I make them a card with something they think is only part of their world, like Steam Punk or Grunge. Grandma does Steam Punk?! That’s impressive!!ReplyCancel

  • Tosha LeyendekkerJune 30, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    Love the warm rich colors and textures Becca!! Gorgeous, as always!!ReplyCancel

  • Pattie JonesJune 30, 2012 - 3:39 pm

    Love all the textures, and beautiful browns. hard to make masculine cards but this is elegant and our men are elegant….thanks for sharing…..hugsReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJune 30, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    I sure cannot wait to get my hands on that card creator set. You have really put that set to a lot of inspiring use, and I love how you worked it in to this card. Fabulous card, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterJune 30, 2012 - 4:27 pm

    Awesome masculine card, love every detail!!ReplyCancel

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  • KathleneJuly 1, 2012 - 2:28 pm

    Very pretty card, Becca. Love the new sentiment from Waltzing Mouse. Hugs, KathyReplyCancel