Going Global Masculine Valentines Card

by Joanne James13. February 2016 20:00

Good evening lovely readers! It's the big day tomorrow so in anticipation I have one last Valentine card for you, and unlike many of my others, this one has a distinctly masculine feel. Today's card uses this week's sketch over at the Global Design Project and I am also linking up with The Friday Mashup (I chose Valentine, but not with candy!) and Just Add Ink where the challenge is something beginning with 'v':


I decided that this sketch was perfect for the globe in the 'Going Global' stamp set, paired with some of the map patterns in the 'Going Places' designer series paper stack. Take a look:

I layered my background and mats with Basic Black and Lost Lagoon, and used a piece of atlas patterned paper for the base layer and a piece of the street map paper for the top layer. Did you know that the papers in the Going Places stack are actual maps of real places? The street map here is of Brooklyn in New York, USA. I added a strip of Lost Lagoon embossed with the World Traveller embossing folder across the centre then for the focal point circle, I stamped the globe in Lost Lagoon onto Very Vanilla, having stamped off once so that it wouldn't overpower my over-stamped sentiment. I stamped the 'love' banner element again separately and fussy cut this and popped it up on dimensionals. I also punched a red heart from of Confetti Hearts Border punch and added over the stamped one and decided to create a mat for my circle element in red, to add a contrasting pop of colour and really draw you in - I know it's a masculine card, but it is Valentines, right? There are lots of layers on this card and I'm really pleased with how it came together.

That's all from me today; I'm looking forward to an early Valentines dinner this evening and will be back tomorrow with this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Comments (6) -

Jan M
Jan MAustralia
2/14/2016 10:08:35 AM #

This is such a fabulous male card Joanne! I love how you've mixed some of the World Map EF in amongst your DSP map layers! So clever! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week Smile


Nikki Spencer
Nikki SpencerAustralia
2/14/2016 11:51:11 AM #

Fabulous use of products Joanne, l love the layers and your design is such a great look for a man card! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.


Paula Dobson
Paula DobsonNew Zealand
2/14/2016 7:39:08 PM #

A great masculine Valentines card.  This Going Global suite is a real winner for the guys in our lives, eh?  Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us this week!


Brian King
Brian KingUnited States
2/15/2016 2:05:04 AM #

JOanne - I love your layering o  Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project Sketch Challenge!n the panels in this card!  Great project!


Heidi Baks
Heidi BaksUnited States
2/17/2016 12:47:49 PM #

Oooh, I like how you layered both images and papers for your card.  What a great sampling of what this suite offers.  The red really pops on your neutral colors.  Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.


2/18/2016 1:12:46 AM #

This is such a great masculine Valentine's card and I love how you have done the sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Just Add Ink Smile


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