Happy Tuesday! I have prepared a couple of masculine cards to share with you today, in celebration of a brand-new release by Altenew! There are so many wonderful products, you surely do not want to miss any of them. I also have giveaways, so please stay tuned till the end of the blog post!

Masculine cards seem to be a hard one to create for many of us, but they don’t have to be! All you need is a simplified way of bringing in those elements to your projects easily, for example choosing a design or colors.

Altenew just released a wonderful set of new stamps, dies, and wait for it – 16 awesome ink colors!! I am so loving these sets, they are the perfect addition to the current ink colors from Altenew. Three of these new 4 sets of the color families can be easily used for masculine cards. So I decided to use 2 of them on today’s projects.

I took the Wild Fern stamp set and created a quick background with multiple layers on it. This stamp set features fine lines that showcase the details of the ferns, and the brand new inks are just perfect for these images. Green Valley oval set is the color I chose for this card to be paired with the Wild Fern stamp set.

I wanted to offset the background with some metallic texture, so I chose the Antique Gold Metallic Shimmer Spray and splattered few times to get drops and added a different element to the card.

Since the background has lots of details, I decided to go with a simple yet bold sentiment on the project. The Super Script stamp and die are one of my favorite sets to reach out for when wanting this effect. I stamped it with Jet Black ink, and die cut the sentiment few times to stack on top of each other for a quick dimension. I also stamped a partial sentiment directly to the background panel for some variations.

For the second card, I went for a super classic and gentleman feel. I actually had my dad in mind when creating this, as his birthday is approaching quickly. I really really love the Gentleman’s Gray color set from this release – these are truly an awesome cool gray tones anyone MUST have on their ink collection!

I used the stamp set for the background, just chose a different fern. Since these are 3 layering images, I omitted the lightest color from the color family and went with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th color to layer these stamps. The first card also had only three colors from the Green Valley set.

For metallic splatter, I chose the Antique Silver Metallic Shimmer for a tone-to-tone effect. For the greeting, I used Desert Night ink pad and did the same dimensional sentiment technique as I did on the first card above. It just pops out the sentiment so nicely while keeping the whole card simple and clean.

I hope you enjoyed both of these cards! Which one do you prefer out of these two? Also, what are some of your favorite items from this release? Favorite color family?? Comment below and share your picks with me, id LOVE to know your choices! (You will also be automatically entered into a giveaway!)


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, orย AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!


There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!

  1. Altenew is giving away SIX $50 gift certificates to Altenew store! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment to win.
  2. I am giving away $30 gift certificate to Altenew store! Please leave me a comment below by November 17th, 11:59pm PST. I will post a winner here on the 18th. Good luck!!


Congrats, Lori! You are the lucky winner of this giveaway! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 11/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Nicole’s Blog to redeem your prize. Thank you for leaving me a lovely comment!!


I am participating in a fun blog hop to celebrate today’s release! Next stop on the hop isย Isha! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for her! Please see below for full blog hop list.