Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Growing in Unity Day 2 - For the Guys


Hello, and welcome to day 2 of Growing in Unity!  I am taking a hard right turn from yesterday's soft and sweet images and backgrounds to a bold and vivid background featuring the For the Guys kit from Unity Stamp Co.  This kit is one of my favorite masculine kits which includes classic images and great sentiments.


For the background, I used a technique by Cathie called Paint Swiping found in the tutorial page at Splitcoaststampers.  I squeezed a bit of Midnight Blue paint onto my craft mat then with a folded baby wipe I picked up the paint and swiped it across the cardstock.  I did the same with Bahama Blue paint. When I was happy with the background I quit swiping and let dry.  Once dry I used a stencil and added modeling paste. 
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39 comments:

  1. Love this card. It’s hard to find cards for men. The background is amazing.

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  2. Oh, Angie! I LOVE this card and love the amazing background! You are right about this turn, but what a great masculine card...and set! I always struggle with the guy cards, but this would be fabulous! What a great eye-catcher this is. I am so thrilled that you are sharing the Unity Stamps...you were made for them!! Love it! Hugs, sweet friend!

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  3. Fabulous technique!! I have to try that! I absolutely love your card... so awesome!

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  4. That background and bold and bright. I love it. This card is fantastic. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  5. I'm always looking for food masculine cards. Love the texture and colors in your background. Very nice!

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  6. Awesome technique for the background. This is a terrific masculine card!

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  7. This is very cool. Masculine cards can be tricky, like if you used the bike people would say "oh but he doesn't ride bikes." Planes are just cool. People aren't going to say "Oh it isn't a pilot."

    Or if they do, you can kick them. In the head.

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  8. This card is just "plane" awesome!! A great card for guys!! Great colors choices too.

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  9. Love your card, Angie. The paint swiping technique is awesome. I have never tried it, but I think it is time. :) Great stamps, especially the 57' Chevy.

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  10. Great card. Love the comment above about not being a pilot!
    You made masculine look too darn easy!

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  11. Love this card! I love ideas for masculine cards especially.

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  12. Sounds like a fun technique. I'll have to give it a try. It gives a great effect! Looks great with the stamp and sentiment!

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  13. Love the guy card! Thx for sharing the swipe method. Cool idea.

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  14. I love this card and kit! Great job!!!

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  15. What a great background!! I would love to make this for my dad--he's made radio controlled airplanes since he was a kiddo.

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  16. Love the background, really need to break out my stencils and use them on cards.

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  17. That background is fabulous. Oh wait, the whole card is. I really struggle with guy cards but will definitely recreate this one!!

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  18. This card gives me courage to start working with stencils :) I have several but rarely use them. It's hard to come up with ideas for the men in our life...need to start working on that! LOL

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  19. Fun card! Love using my stencils with cards. This is an
    awesome masculine set.

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  20. Hi Angela, great guy card.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  21. Great card with super vibrant background. Love it

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  22. Beautiful!! I have wanted to try out modeling paste for so long - I bought the stencils, but still no project!! This looks amazing!!! I've gotta try out the "baby swipes" - neat effect!! & I can't tell, is the plane area masked off or is that an additional piece? It looks so good!!!

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    1. Wendy, the plane was stamped on a separate piece of cardstock. :) Oh, you will love using your stencils. It reminds me of magic! You place the stencil over your cardstock, use some sort of coloring medium and when you pull it up you have a gorgeous design. Like magic! :) THanks so much for stopping by!

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  23. Great card! Love the colors you’ve used, and this technique I’ve never heard of looks fantastic! Very nice masculine card!

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  24. Love it! Cards for men are sometimes hard to make. I think we get too wrapped up in what we think they should look like, your card is perfect! 👌

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  25. I have this set and enjoy seeing what can be done for all my male family and friends.

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  26. What a great card! I've not tried paint swiping but obviously need to! Awesome!

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  27. You make the painting sound so easy. Great job!

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  28. Swoon! This card is everything serene and peaceful and dynamic! I can just picture the roar of the engine and the soft roar of the propeller just by looking at it! The blue is so vibrant! Such an awesome card!

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  29. guy cards are always harder...no real reason...but I think many people think that guys don't appreciate hand made so why bother....I can tell you my husband loves his handmade cards and keeps them all!!!

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  30. Love the colors you used! Great card!

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  31. I love this masculine card - and I am definitely going to have to try this technique!

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  32. What a stunner Angela - love the background, especially the stenciled dots. i always love a good punny sentiment too.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  33. Oh, love this. A perfect man card. Hugz

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  34. Great to see a masculine card featured!

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