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Introducing Background Basics Lines and Guitars…

Welcome Crafty Friends to Day 2 of our August Release Countdown! Today we are sharing 2 new stamp sets which are Background Basics Lines and Guitars! Two great new stamp sets!



Inspired by Stamping Background Basics Lines and Guy Sentiment Stamp Sets - Masculine Card

I am super excited to share with you this stamp set! I have so many ideas and thoughts about this great new set! I think this has to be the most versatile stamp set yet in our IBS collection! I can’t wait to try new color combinations, pink Plaid (oooohhh!), make Christmas cards and shabby chic ones too!

Inspired by Stamping Guy Sentiment Stamp Set - Masculine Card

I used Soft Suede, Baja Breeze and Navy Blue colors for my 1st card. Gorgeous male colors!

Inspired by Stamping Background Basics Lines - Masculine Card

We introduced our Guy Sentiment stamp set yesterday! Click Here if you missed it. I then added some brads and buttons. I folded half my ribbon on the bottom of my card too.

Inspired by Stamping Guy Sentiments Stamp Set - Masculine Card - Joanna

I was super excited when I was playing around with this set that you could design plaid images! Yay!

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So whatcha think? I can’t wait to try plaid on baby cards, girl cards, etc! Can you tell I am excited?! hehe! My sentiment is also from our Guy Sentiments stamp set. I then cut out this hat that can also be found in it!

Inspired by Stamping Guy Sentiments Stamp Set & Background Basics Lines

Here’s another card featuring plaid using dark brown, turquoise and kraft inks. After stamping the plaid image, I then went over it with distress ink and sewed the top of my plaid cardstock onto the card.

Inspired by Stamping Background Basic Lines Stamp Set - Plaid - Masculine Card

After stamping my sentiment, I grabbed my ScorPal and created two lines on each side. After scoring, I used Copic markers to create my framed effect.

Inspired by Stamping Guy Sentiment Stamp Set

Brown grosgrain ribbon, burlap and rhinestones were added to finish my card.

Inspired by Stamping Happy Occasions, Background Basics Lines Stamp Set - Masculine Card

Happy Occasions and Background Lines pair up beautifully in this card. When I showed my card to my husband, he started to put the corner back up and told me I needed some glue to fix it! LOL! He couldn’t believe that I was trying to peel the corner down on the card!

Inspired by Stamping Happy Occasions Stamp Set

After stamping my sentiment in two different colors, I raised it on dimensionals to give it a curved feeling.

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3 different lines created this great striped feel with my card. I love how it looks like background paper and that you can match your ink to your patterned paper. Each star was cut out with the Silhouette Cameo and then colored with Copic Markers.



Inspired by Stamping Guitars, French Country & Masculine Tags II Stamp Set - Masculine Tags

My 1st card is for my Dad. He plays the guitar and when I was making cards this last week, I was thinking of him. I used the Masculine Tags, French Country and Guitars stamp sets.

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I first stamped out my electric guitar and matching guitar pick. I then added grey rhinestones to the corner of my cardstock. I love the grey distress ink around the edges too.

Inspired by Stamping French Country - Joanna Munster - Masculine Card

Our guitar set also comes with two different splatters to create great background images. I then stamped this diamond pattern from the French Country set to create a great border.

“Thinking of you, Dad” sentiment can be found in the new Masculine Tags stamp set that we will be featuring tomorrow!

Inspired by Stamping Set Guitars, Background Basics III Stamp Sets - Masculine Card

Here’s our 2nd guitar and some more splatter from this great stamp set!

Inspired by Stamping Background Basics III Stamp Set - Masculine Card

I started out stamping the music notes from the Background Basics III stamp set. Fancy Labels 2 was used for my background splatter images. I then cut and colored this classic guitar. To create a distressed feel, I brushed on my distress ink.

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I used the tape technique for my sentiment. Place a piece of tape over the sentiment that you don’t want to use. Next, ink up your stamp and then take the tape off with the inked part. Finally, stamp your image onto cardstock!

Inspired by Stamping Birthday Wishes, Guitars Stamp Set - Masculine Card

My last card today features the Guitar stamp set one more time! I love the retro feel that you get from this set. A perfect set for any teenager, girl or boy!

Inspired by Stamping Masculine Card - Guitars Stamp Set

After sewing on my kraft banner, I stamped my “birthday wishes” from two different stamps using the same technique as above from the Birthday Wishes stamp sets.

Inspired by Stamping Guitars Stamp Set - Joanna Munster - Masculine Card

Here’s a close up of the electric guitar stamped in black memento ink and lifted on dimensionals.

I hope that you enjoyed today’s cards! I absolutely loved creating with them!

Please take a moment and let us know what you think about our new sets today! Which card inspired you the most? What do you think about the Guitars and Lines sets?

We love hearing from you!


Here are the amazing design team sharing some more fabulous inspirations!

Leah Cornelius ~ Paper Blossoms

Deb H. ~ A World of Imagination

Kendra Sand ~ Luv 2 Scrap N’ Make Cards

Irit Shalom~ Irit Shalom’s Designs

Shea Marshall ~ Glitter and Bonbons

Colleen Dietrich ~ Dietrich Designs

Grace Tolman ~ In Her Shoes

Rose Miller ~ Rose’s Happy Place

Vicki Dutcher ~ All I Do Is Stamp

Shani Thomas ~ Paperesse


Please leave a comment below for a chance to win the Guitars and Background Basics Lines stamp sets that were featured today!

DEADLINE IS: 5pm Brisbane time or 2am EST,  Saturday, August 10th to be eligible to win. Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be announced on our Winners Page no later than 7pm.

Thank you to everyone for leaving a comment and sharing with us our excitement! We look forward to reading your comments!



Inspired by Stamping Background Basics Lines and Guy Sentiment Stamp Sets - Masculine Card




Inspired by Stamping Guy Sentiments Stamp Set & Background Basics Lines



Inspired by Stamping Guy Sentiments Stamp Set - Masculine Card - Joanna



Inspired by Stamping Happy Occasions, Background Basics Lines Stamp Set - Masculine Card



Inspired by Stamping Guitars, French Country & Masculine Tags II Stamp Set - Masculine Tags



Inspired by Stamping Set Guitars, Background Basics III Stamp Sets - Masculine Card




Inspired by Stamping Birthday Wishes, Guitars Stamp Set - Masculine Card



37 responses to “Introducing Background Basics Lines and Guitars…

  1. Kendra August 12, 2013 at 12:07 am

    WOW, WOW, and WOW!! Such GREAT masculine cards, I am blown away! Each of them is such a lovely design, love the details. Stunning! I couldn’t even pick a favorite, they all are perfect!

  2. kavitha vadhri August 10, 2013 at 8:58 am

    The lines and guitar stamps are simply awesome and the cards are very nice. thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Laura Holt August 10, 2013 at 3:57 am

    Love these “guy” stamps and cards – the lines. the guitar, the sentiments – all great!

  4. Judyt28 August 9, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Your background basics are awesome. So versatile and perfect for your guy cards

  5. Liz O August 9, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Love both sets already Joanna! I can see my self playing with the lines set 😉 …Fantastic cards too! Thank you for all the inspiration!
    Have a wonderful day!

  6. Sue D August 9, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Great cards. I really like the versatility of the lines set. My favorite is the plaid on the third card.

  7. claudia August 9, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Love the new stamps. Unique guitar stamps…..great ideas.
    thanks for a chance to win them.

  8. Colleen Dietrich August 8, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Great cards, J! The element that sticks out for me is the belt with buckle, and fab use of burlap.

  9. Teresa August 8, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    These are awesome! The guitar stamps would go down a treat in this household, love them!

  10. Phi August 8, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Both sets are great but I just love love the lines set. So versatile. The DT did a great job using these sets.

  11. Giniena August 8, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Wow, I love the guitar cards!!!

  12. Rose August 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Joanna your cards are amazing!! i love the plaid 🙂

  13. Gisela August 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    WOW! So many great ideas for guy cards.

  14. Janet Mack August 8, 2013 at 9:55 am

    The guitar set is great, I have several friends that play. I really like the pick too.

  15. Pam August 8, 2013 at 8:22 am

    These new sets are fabulous! Love your wonderful guy cards.

  16. Leah C. August 8, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Bravo Joanna, you are amazing 🙂

  17. Grace Tolman August 8, 2013 at 6:32 am

    beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

  18. Pooja August 8, 2013 at 3:42 am

    I loved the stripes bg and guitar both..your cards are just awesome Joanna !

  19. Jennifer T August 8, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Your cards are awesome! Loving these manly sentiments!

  20. Mynnette :) August 8, 2013 at 3:06 am

    These are totally perfect for masculine cards! LOVE all your work, Joanna! Beautiful!

  21. Lori H August 8, 2013 at 2:50 am

    I’m very inspired with your cards using the new masculine stamps. The guitar theme is awesome. Hard to pick out which one is my favourite! Thank you so much!

  22. Sathya Kala August 8, 2013 at 2:33 am

    Awesome stamp sets and adorable cards..Love these masculine cards series, Joanna

  23. Benzi August 8, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Great new sets, Joanna. I love that you can do plaids and the guitar is fabulous. The splatters are another super thing to have and soooo fun. Your cards are all just great.

  24. Sarah August 8, 2013 at 12:59 am

    The cards are all fabulous! I would probably pick the guitar theme since my husband plays but they are all awesome! Really love how you design your cards and the colors are wonderful!

  25. sindhu August 8, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Oh my God!! I thought yesterday’s sets were fab, look at these now!! Have no words! Love them both, the guitar set, just a bit more!:) and Joanna, hats off to you! You create masculine cards with such an ease!!

  26. vicki dutcher August 8, 2013 at 12:28 am

    You are amazing — what a fabulous set of showcased cards!

  27. Cheryl Wright August 7, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Your cards are all totally fabulous, Joanna! (Can’t say stunning, since they’re guy cards, right?) There’s no way I could pick a favourite, so I’m not even going to try!

    Totally floored with all the great inspiration!

  28. marshallgal August 7, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Joanna, these are awesome cards! LOVE that plaid, you’ve stamped the lines so perfectly!! Especially love the idea of a pink plaid – will have to try that! I laughed when I saw your red guitar pick as I made mine red too! Everything looks GREAT!

  29. Miriam Prantner August 7, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    My husband is a guitar player, so I am really excited about that second set! Love that there are multiple guitar types and picks!

  30. Samantha S. August 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I like the card with the electric guitar, my husband plays one and would love this!

  31. Carol Lucas August 7, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Today I am loving every card you made: wonderful masculine cards! Great stamp sets!

  32. lisa808 August 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I am loving the plaids, and the story about your husband!

  33. Loulou August 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I love those basic background lines. How versatile are they!! I love that blue and brown plaid background – very clever, truly inspirational

  34. Lyndalla August 7, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Joanna, these are great masculine cards – look forward to seeing the full release!!

  35. Amy Kolling August 7, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Fantastic masculine cards and such classic fonts!!!

  36. Ina August 7, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I couldn’t pick a favourite from all the beautiful male cards as they are all so fabulous. So many different styles and colours. Looking forward to seeing all the stamps released. Thanks for all the inspiration from your fabulous design team Joanna.

  37. Shani Thomas August 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Great guy cards, Joanna! So well done!

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