Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cards For Him Blog Hop



Some of the Reverse Confetti designers are teaming up with StampNation today to celebrate the men in our lives and StampNation's newest online class, “Cards For Him,” which is now open for registration!  This class is perfectly timed for Father’s Day which is right around the corner, but of course is great for masculine card ideas year-round.
Masculine cards are challenging for many of us, and this class really delivers when it comes to ideas and techniques especially suitable for little boys, tweens/teens, and men! Today's card was inspired by the Texture lesson:

I started by spreading some dimensional paint over a stencil on watercolor paper. After the paint dried, I used re-inkers, a mop brush, and water to splotch on some color. I love how the modeling paste resists the ink a little bit. The sentiment, a mix of stamps from Reverse Confetti's ARROWS 'N ELEMENTS, CLASS ACT, and SPOOKY SENTIMENTS, is die-cut with the little pocket/flap die in the CLASS ACT CONFETTI CUTS die set.

There are TEN FREE class registrations hidden along the hop, as well as a $15 REVERSE CONFETTI gift certificate, so make sure you leave comments along the way. The more comments you make, the greater your chances are for winning! 
You have until 11:59 pm on May 2nd to leave a comment to be entered to win!  Winners will be announced at on May 3rd on Catherine's Blog.  

Click HERE to learn more and to Register by May 7 to get the discounted rate!   

 

StampNation Members, click HERE to grab your 50% off discount code!   


Ready for the blog hop list?  Grab a cup of coffee and buckle up!  You are in for a treat, we've got tons of inspiration in store for you!

















Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy today's hop!


98 comments:

Amber Hight said...

This turned out SO AWESOME Amy! I am in love with the colors and that embossing paste peeking through the color *sigh* I could stare all day:)

Marsha said...

What a neat technique and great colors.

Sabrina said...

Great colors!!

Heather North said...

You're AWESOME! I absolutely love what you have done here! Perfect any guy of any age.

Stacey Schafer said...

THIS is awesome, Amy! HOW did you do your color?!

Leigh Penner said...

This is so fabulous! I love everything about it!

Angelique Vela said...

This card is a winner for me. Love all the elements and how they come together.

Cheryl said...

Is it ok to have a favorite card from the hop? Hope so, because this is IT! I love everything...the beautiful color, texture, CAS design. It's got everything going on!!! TFS!

Unknown said...

Men cards are the hardest! Thanks for the inspiration!

Thordis said...

LOVE that watercolor look, awesome card :)

Allison Cope said...

Goodness me... I adore this card! Love the texture, the greens and blues and your die cut details! Fabulous man card Amy!

Sherry said...

Love those little stars!!!

Carole said...

Great guy card.

Sharon Salerno said...

Love the color choice ! Such a bright fun card.

designbydonna said...

You are AWESOME!. Love the technique and splashes of color.

Kristie Goulet said...

AWESOME guy card, Amy! Love everything about it!

Michele Slater said...

I love the background technique and color choices. Great card!

Carolee said...

Beautiful watercolor effect!

Mary Williams said...

The watercolor over the embossing paste is awesome!

Tracy said...

Love Love the watercolor effect! Great job!

Асель Бапанова said...

What a fun card!

Lisa H. said...

THIS is fabulous. gosh I love how you do those watercolor splatters. and look at you.....sneaky pete and smart one pulling out the Halloween set for that tiny stripe detail. love it.

Diane S said...

Great card and artwork

Linda Anderson said...

Nothing but fabulous! Love the splotches of color.

Tinabobina99 said...

love the grunge! And the colors!

Kay Jantz said...

Love the card, especially the texture, was that using the embossing paste?

Kelly said...

Beautiful

Nanci Wilson said...

FABULOUS! I just love the water color paper & technique & love what you did to give it texture! :)

sweet art designs said...

Love the texture and coloura

Lisa K said...

Awesome card! Love the watercolor over the embossed background!

Lynda McKittrick said...

I love the way you did the background for this card!

loceanjo said...

Love this card!

Diane Stricker said...

Your card is awesome.

jeannejj said...

absolutely love the card....the texture and colors are amazing!

Tina Orr said...

Love the textures!!!! Good work!

Ann Mcclenaghan said...

Beautiful colors on this great card. The modeling paste really gives it personality!!

Joyce Dyck said...

AHH!!! I simply Adore your card. I love texture and artistic whimsy the colours on this card. Like a painting printed on a card coming to life! Love, love, love this card!

lhyden said...

My favorite colors, this card is so original and creative, just love it.

Lindsey said...

Amy, this card is incredible! I wish I could reach out and touch it...the texture is so awesome! And I love how the watercolor splotches, too.

Tammy J said...

I love the colors and you made them work so that they could be masculine. Amazing. TFS

grandmato20 said...

Wonderful colors and superb texture make this one awesome card

Amy S said...

Love you card. The colors are so wonderful! Will have to try the techniques out some time.

CraftyPaws said...

Ohh I love your textures on your card. Fabulous way to add interest and not be girly. tfs hugs, Kristina

Anonymous said...

Very cool card--absolutely love the texture!--kris k.

Diana Evensen said...

Love the for scheme. At first I thought you'd put the card thru an embossing folder, but the dimensional paint and stencil idea is great. I had been wondering how you got the raised bits lighter!

tampatha said...

I love that green/blue color combo and the great texture you used in your card. It just really stands out :) TFS

Patti P. said...

Wow, you certainly hit a home run with this one. Your texture is perfect and love your watercolors. A fantastic card. TFS

jcb said...

I have never water colored a card. Your card will be the impetus to try one!

Linda Coon said...

great card love the colors

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Wow I love the texture and design you created! Awesome job!

marylouh said...

Great card. I love the colors.

Deborah said...

This is a wow card very artsy I love the texture and the way you splattered the ink great guy card thanks!

Susan said...

Fantastic! The use of modeling paint is perfect for the stencil, I am seeing more and more people use it. Love the card, and the products are fantastic! Thank You

ajax said...

The different textures and colors of paint you used turned out great. Sometimes it takes just messing around and experimenting. Thanks

Patti Krauss said...

I truly love this card. The colors are great. And a bit of grunge with the texture makes it ideal.

Sue D said...

Awesome colors and texture.

Connie G said...

love all that color and the texture is fabulous!

Catherine Pooler said...

Are you kidding me? This card is crazy awesome! LOVE IT!

Nadine Lange said...

I am not sure what a mop brush is, but I love the effect! Awesome card that could be used in lots of different ways.

Ann Kulseth said...

Great card - love the modeling paste and ink effects.

chris maurer said...

Great guy card

Beth Knutson said...

Great tropical colors - very vibrant!

Rufus said...

What fun! Love to play, make a mess and get inky. Even better to end up with such an awesome background!!!
R/

Melissa F said...

This card just SCREAMS fun! Love the colors over the embossing paste, wonderful texture!

Maryann Stahl said...

This is one of my favorite cards today! I love the watercolor idea used with the embossed card. Colors are vivid too :)

Kari V. said...

I think you knocked it out of the park with this card! Love the watercolors!!

croppinmama said...

Wow! I love all the texture and layers you have going on here. You've inspired me to try out some new techniques.

April Rogers said...

Very Cool card! Fantastic!!!
xo Nana

Charlie said...

... and so is your card. I am not that good at this kind of card - but I can spot a good one when I see it. and your card is a cool and pretty one. =0)

Susan Wheatley said...

Class act! Who wouldn't want to receive this card! Thanks for picking the Texture technique to make your card...ohhh to dream to be able to make a card like this! Thanks for being a part of the blog hop and celebrations. Cheers!

stamper2 said...

Simply awesome Amy!! Love the stenciled affect showing up under those delicious colors!

Charlotte C said...

Loving this blog hop - and your card.

Laura Miller said...

WOW - -really cool technique. This is a kind of card I simply admire and never attempt.

KraftyKaren said...

Great technique - I just love the colour palette you have used x

LvMyMedic said...

Lovethe way the color blends on this card. Very nice design. TFS Denise

Bert B said...

This card is amazing! Love the way the edges of the colors. Have to learn this technique! thanks

Beastybunny said...

Absolutely love this background! Fantastic!

Carol McCready said...

Love the dimension on the card.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow your card is awesome...love those colours and textures.

Patricia Lindsay said...

Love the texture and color combo!

Maureen Chandler said...

Wonderful card - love the texture and colors! It looks like watercolor! Thank you so much!

Heather Thompson said...

that is AWESOME. Love all the texture and watercolor!!!! so cool. Great one.

Laurie said...

What a great technique! I love the colours and the texture! Thanks for sharing!

Janet Zeppa said...

OMG!!! Your card is awesome!

JoAnn said...

Fabulous card. Love the colors and sentiment.

Fran said...

I love those colour splotches. it is so fun and unpredictable what will happen with watercolour paper. My favourite card so far.

Tracey said...

I am seriously falling in love with texture paste!

Lynn Fletcher said...

The watercolor background really helps make the card. Love it, Amy!

Kina Dennis said...

Water coloring brings so much interest to cards - lovely!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love the textured background and fun colors. TFS

Debbie said...

why is it when someone else does this type of technique is looks fantastic, like something I would love to do, then I do it and it looks sloppy
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Gypsy 2 said...

Love the textured back ground and the colours are amazing.

Maureen Merritt said...

Oh Wow, I love the background you created and how you kept the rest of the card simple to let it shine!

sodell said...

I just love the colors of this card, and also the texture as well. It all came together great!

JD/ Jill said...

Great colors and texture!

Toni Cancellier said...

Wow, love that background!!!

aufspapiergebracht said...

What a great card! !!! Cool colour combination plus texture, love it! Big inspiration!!
I don't know if we can buy this stamps in Germany but but but... Elisabeth

aufspapiergebracht said...

What a great card! !!! Cool colour combination plus texture, love it! Big inspiration!!
I don't know if we can buy this stamps in Germany but but but... Elisabeth