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Overflowing With Love

by Emily Midgett January 23, 2020 9 Comments

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today, and I have some more Valentine's Day inspiration for you using some old and some new products from the latest My Monthly Hero release! I find it difficult to create cards for guys, especially my own manly-man who is a woodworker, antique car aficionado, and a general handyman, and I find that the best way to attempt to accommodate that masculinity on cards is to keep things simple and graphic, with a pop of "man" colors, and no flowers. Today's project follows all three of those guidelines! (The no-flowers part was especially tough for me, haha!) Let's get started with the details. 

To start, I die cut the Heart Confetti Fancy Die from some Paradise cardstock. (There's your pop of "masculine" color!) I blended some Rose Madder Bold Ink around the edges of a white A2 panel and adhered the die cut panel to the front using Precision Glue

Next, I used the new Cup of Love stamps and coordinating Frame Cuts (which, bummer, I noticed are out of stock at the moment!! They are anticipated to be restocked next week!) to stamp and die cut an overflowing coffee cup and spoon using Intens-ified Black Ink on some Copic-friendly white cardstock. 

Finally, I die cut a big pink heart using the Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies from some Azalea cardstock, then white embossed a sentiment from Cup of Love. After arranging all of the die cuts in a little cluster, I adhered them to the card front using foam adhesive for extra dimension. 

And there you have it! A Valentine fit for your manly man! Pop of turquoise, no flowers, and a simple, graphic design. (Even if there is a little pink.... shh, don't tell!) Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!  

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9 Responses

Dannielle Ortolani
Dannielle Ortolani

February 01, 2020

Love love this card , the heart die cut really makes it pop…I have to order that just to have it for some of my cards.. great job on this card though, it looks great..

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

January 28, 2020

What a nice masculine card. Love it.

Deborah Cooper
Deborah Cooper

January 23, 2020

Fabulous card!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

January 23, 2020

Super sweet and cute!!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

January 23, 2020

Awesome card Emiy, I love this gorgeous Cup of Love stamp set and it fits so well a masculine card.
thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful day.

Jen Petersen
Jen Petersen

January 23, 2020

Fabulous card! Great guidelines for a masculine card too you. Thanks for sharing!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

January 23, 2020

Love this card! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!!

Lagene
Lagene

January 23, 2020

Awesome creation I love the background die and how the blended background shows through in areas!

Helen
Helen

January 23, 2020

So many hearts! So sweet! tfs