Masculine cards always seem to pose a challenge to most card makers, but the new True Gentleman Suite of products makes them so easy! I absolutely love the masculine patterns in the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper and the color scheme of Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide. For today’s card, I used a mix of patterned papers and paired it with a sentiment from the Truly Tailored stamp set. This week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches provided the perfect layout!
Very Vanilla ~ 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 4-1/4″
Very Vanilla ~ 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Houndstooth Paper ~ 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Pipe & Moustache Paper ~ 3″ x 5-1/2″
Scraps of Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip for die-cutting and stamping
Start by layering the Houndstooth designer series paper over the Very Vanilla card base. Next layer the Pipe & Moustache designer series paper onto the smaller piece of Very Vanilla card stock, then adhere it to the card front. You could easily change the patterns to fit a different color scheme by using these same cutting instructions.
For the focal point, I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock in Chocolate Chip ink and in Crumb Cake ink. The Chocolate Chip sentiment was die cut with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits. I cut the “Dapper” from the Crumb Cake-stamped sentiment and banner-cut the ends before adhering it over the main sentiment. A Chocolate Chip square was also die cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, layered behind the sentiment square, and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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Sad news this week……Mojo Monday has posted a final sketch. I’ve always loved playing along with their weekly sketches and have found that they have stretched my creativity over the years. However, I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about joining the TGIF Challenges team recently. The talent and commitment of this group is nothing short of amazing. They always inspire me with their weekly designs and this week is certainly no exception. You can click on the challenge picture below to see what the other designers created. As always, we invite you to play along with us. We love to see your creations!
I no longer have a little boy, but I still love the dinosaurs in the No Bones About It stamp set. I’ll find any excuse to make a card with this set, so this challenge was perfect for me. I paired the No Bones About It with the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, using the final Mojo Monday sketch. The color combo just screams “BOY” to me: Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, and Tranquil Tide.
For the focal point, I stamped the dinosaur in Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide inks, then fussy cut him. The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist, then die cut with the Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I added a tiny bit of Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon behind the focal point to help it stand out a little more.
You’ll find a complete list of supplies for this project below. Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Welcome back to the Monday Montage blog hop! Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring paper craft projects. Be sure to visit all the stops….you don’t want to miss anything!
Did Mother’s Day sneak up on you, like it did on me? I think Father’s Day is going to do the same thing! As I was creating my project for tonight’s blog hop, I decided to use the sketch below as my inspiration and feature the Nailed It stamp set. Nailed It will be retiring at the end of this month and is still (as of this writing) available. However, many of the other items on my Father’s Day card for tonight have already sold out. I’ll still share it at the end of this post, but I wanted to create something that would get you excited about the upcoming new catalog!
As you may know from my previous post, I am very fond of the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. I love all of the greetings and the 2-stamp flowers are adorable. Using the sketch, I paired the stamp set with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to give the card a rustic feel. I really like how it turned out, don’t you?
I stamped the greeting in Basic Black Archival ink onto Whisper White card stock, then die-cut it with the Layering Circles Framelits. Next, I created a frame from Lemon Lime Twist card stock by die-cutting the same circle and an outer circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The flowers were stamped in Powder Pink, Berry Burst, and Crushed Curry inks. Unfortunately, there isn’t a coordinating set of framelits for these flowers, so I had to fussy cut them. It may look complicated, but it only took a few minutes.
I finished off the card by adding some Glitter Enamel Dots. This product has been SO VERY POPULAR with demonstrators during the preorder. I know you’ll want them, but there may be a slight delay for them to be back in stock. Don’t worry! I’ll keep you posted. I definitely want more for myself, too.
So, now that you’ve seen the masculine version of the sketch, which one do you prefer? Leave me a comment below to let me know your pick.
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