Guest Blogger Sarmin Lancaster

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Please give a warm welcome to our  guest blogger here at Kate’s Crafty Closet the very talented Sarmin Lancaster

Hey everyone! This is Sarmin from FUNtastic Crafts I hope all of you are having a fabulous day! I want to start this blog by giving Kates Crafty Closet a huge thank you for letting me be part of his guest blog. I am very excited to have this opportunity!

Today we will be creating a masculine card once again. I know a lot of you have a difficult time creating masculine cards so I thought I would bring yet another one! I’ve used these images of gears in other masculine cards but this is another way to create a similar look.

So let’s get started. I wanted to make multiple of these cards at once, so what I like to do is use one sheet of card stock to create four cards.

I have this very neat Darice embossing folder that I recently got and I think it’s perfect for creating masculine cards. There are two sides to an embossing folder. There is a raised side and then there is a flat side, now it’s not completely flat it will still have a few raised parts to it but it is far less than on the other side. The other way you can tell(for this particular embossing folder) is the side that has the Darice logo on it is the side you’re going to ink up with Versamark ink. I then put my cardstock in the folder and run it through my big shot. I then followed it by adding my embossing powder. I repeated this step. Once that was completely cooled I went in with distress oxide ink in Walnut Stain and dabbed it onto my heat embossed background. I did the same thing with the Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink to create a Coppertone look. I then took a rag and I wiped off any of the excess ink that sat on top of the heat embossed surface. Once I was done with that, I just simply put this on an A2 sized cardbase (I went with brown because I felt it would pull all the colors together beautifully

I had some cardstock strips in my scraps so I just colored the strips with Candied Apple and simply glued one on the top and one on the bottom.

I had a sentiment in my stash as well that I thought would look great with this card. I attached that to the bottom left of my card and that completes the card! That simple!

I had a blast making this card! I really hope you all give it a try, it is a lot of fun to create and the layout options are endless!

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I also have a more in depth video tutorial you can watch on my YouTube channel! I really, really hope you all have a wonderful day, until next time, bye!

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4 thoughts on “Guest Blogger Sarmin Lancaster”

  1. What a fantastic (no pun intended) card, Sarmin! I love the techniques that you used to make this very masculine card. I’m sure any guy would be happy to be the receipient of this cute card! Great job!

    1. I really like this metallic card, and your enthusiasm for stamping! I am a subscriber and watch all your YouTube’s. Thanks for the tutorial on this great card!

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