Good Monday Morning!!! I just got back from Stampin’ Up!s annual convention in Salt Lake City and IT WAS A BLAST!!!! I am still organizing my pics and will be posting them in the next few days. Make sure you come back and check out how much fun we had!
Okay, let’s get to today card……..I am always on the hunt for masculine designs for all occasions……….birthday, thank you, thinking of you, get well soon, congratulations, etc. The pic above is a portion of the cover from our July/August 2014 inspirational guide [aka Stampin’ Success] that Stampin’ Up! sends to each and every demonstrator bi-monthly. When I received mine in the mail my eye was instantly drawn to this fun and bright gift wrapping idea on the cover. I was thinking “I want to transition this into a card”………inspiration was born. Lol! I did start with the colors shown and for some strange reason it wasn’t really working for me so I had an “A-ha” moment and thought neutrals. Hmmmmmm……masculine, yes!
So, I started with a Naturals White base, layering a strip of the very textural Burlap Ribbon down the center. [Quick Tip #1-use Sticky Strip to adhere the ribbon to the base] Next, I spritz Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Baked Brown Suger strips with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, then punch 1/2″ circles to create the circle strip down the center. [Quick Tip #2 – adhere the circles to the Burlap Ribbon with glue dots] Then I heat embossed a White Vellum strip with VersaMark and White Embossing Powder [Quick Tip #3 – make sure to tap and rub the vellum strip with your Embossing Buddy to keep stray embossing powder away] and with a 1-1/4″ Circle punch rounded the ends. This was placed on the front with a couple glue dots right in the center beneath the letters [to hid them]. Even guy cards need a little shimmer. Lol! I thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to reading your comments! Have a great Monday.
- STAMP: Sassy Salutations
- PAPER: Naturals White, Early Espresso, Soft, Baked Brown Sugar, White Vellum
- INK: VersaMark
- MISC.: Punches-1/2 & 1-1/4″ Circles; 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon; White Embossing Powder; Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz; Sticky Strip; Glue Dots
Sparkly Hugs, Carol
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