Wednesday, June 17, 2015


As Lynne said at the beginning of the week, manly creations are a little hard for many of us and I am not the exception.

Welcome, today I want to share share two creations that I made using two wonderful die cuts, the Summer Branch and Love Heart.

In this card I used the Faux Watercolor Technique to create the background. I used an acrylic block with three different colored markers: Tangelo Twist, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight. After coloring the block with these, I sprayed it with water and stamped over the White confetti paper, and I let dry. Then I stamped the sentiment with classic Chocolate Ink using one of the images of the stamp set Sassy Salutations from Stampin Up.

I cut the Summer Branch on Textured Chocolate card stock and pasted with Tombo liquid glue over my decorated layer. The other two layers are Cherry Cobbler for the base and Baked Brown Sugar for the second.

My next card is a little different, in this I used Brushed Copper Metal Sheet to cut my die, the Love Heart. This is one of my favorites die cuts and to give this manly look to my card, I used a chocolate coordinations cardstock with a diamond embossing folder.

I sanded the embossed paper and decorated the bottom part using a designer paper with antique cards from Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company. Also, I created a little piece using Very Vanilla Cardstock, layered over Cherry Cobbler, with the same diamond embossing to works like background of my metal heart.

As special detail, I tied little pieces of red baker's twine over the top with staples to add more dimension. 

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Martha Lucia


  1. Awesome card shares today love these dies, now I have to have that heart one. How on earth have I missed it? Thanks

  2. Great looking cards.
    Liking both of the
    Carla from Utah

  3. Lovely cards! Beautiful colors

  4. Love the simple beauty of the first card and the fab layers and that gorgeous heart in the second!

  5. I love the second card. the automobiles on the paper and the big heart work well together.
    the first card was kind of stark. the colors are pretty.
    thanks for sharing some great cards.

  6. These are great. Love the first card. The simple style is so elegant. Hugz

  7. Loving these designs! Great styles and colors!

  8. Great cards! The Summer Branch is one of my favorite dies!

  9. Wondful rustic look. Like the mix of dp and the diamond embossing folder.

  10. Wondful rustic look. Like the mix of dp and the diamond embossing folder.

  11. I am so inspired by both of your cards! I'm off to try some of your ideas. Thanks!!!