Masculine Birthday Card

Hello! Do you struggle with making masculine cards? Nadine Carlier is here on the blog today with an awesome card featuring our ‘Revolution’ stamps which includes the brilliant musketeer collage stamp…

Sometimes we just need a good masculine birthday card! I actually like making grungy masculine cards. It is a nice change of pace sometimes from doing all the cutesy cards.

musketter stamp | birthday stamp

I used a couple different stamp sets from Visible Image. I first started with some watercolor paper and used a blending brush with some Distress Ink Vintage Photo to cover the entire piece. Then with the Visible Image ‘Square Route’ Stencil around the outside edges of the paper, I added a second layer of the Distress Ink Vintage Photo working towards the center of the paper but not covering the very center. Then with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, I went around just the outer edge but only about an inch in.

I then used the ‘Revolution’ stamp set to stamp the image in the middle of the paper with VersaFine Clair Nocturne and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then stamped over it again with some Delicata Golden Glitz. I also used the swirly stamp from the Revolution set and stamped around the outer edge with Delicata Golden Glitz.

Then using the Square Route stencil again and some Texture Paste in Copper Crackle, I added some of the paste around the outer edge.

I colored the window and the circles on the stamp image with a Wink Of Stella Gold Glitter Brush and flicked some of it onto the front of my card piece. Used some Distress Ink in Black Soot to edge the card with and matted it some black cardstock.

For the sentiment, I used the ‘Happy Birthday’ Stamp and stamped it with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.


It was fun adding all the different ink layers and just randomly adding different mediums to create a grungy masculine card.

masculine card | musketeer stamp | grunge

Revolution | stamp | musketeer | horse | flour de lys

squares stencil

happy birthday verse stamp

Wow what an awesome card! Loving all the texture and layers, the colours are just perfect for these stamps too! Thank you Nadine ♡

You can find more of Nadine’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.


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New Stamps Previews #2

Hi! We are very excited to reveal more new stamp sets! This evening we are previewing three A5 size mixed media stamp sets…


musketeer stamp | inky | horse | flour de lys

This incredible stamp set features a striking musketeer collage stamp, an inky horse and fantastic grungy background elements and sentiments!

2020 Vision

eye collage stamp | have a vision

If you loved ‘See Everything’ (released in 2019) then you will adore this larger version with 4 awesome new sentiments! A great size stamp for your art journal or mixed media projects.

Total Chaos

inky flower stamp | creativity | mixed media

If you fell in love with our  ‘Creative Chaos’ stamp set (released in 2019) you will LOVE this new larger set called ‘Total Chaos’ with a larger inky flower and 7 awesome new stamps!

We really hope you love these stamps!

Our February 2020 release will be available to pre-order from Friday January 31st | release date: February 15th and includes some brilliant character stamps, original verse stamps, inspiring stamp sets and some awesome stencils!

If you have a store and would love to stock our stamps and stencils please get in touch!

Thanks for visiting our blog today, be sure to pop back tomorrow for preview #3.

Helen & Mark xx