It’s Your Day … Masculine Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wow … those weekends sure go fast!  I hope you had a chance to check out my Simply Sunday post that featured “A Good Man” stamp set.  Truth is, this is the same stamp set I will be using today!  I’m stepping it up from the simplicity of yesterdays card and adding some more dimension and interest to the card. This card is inspired by my brothers upcoming birthday.

I wanted to layer some of the handsome designer paper from the catalog … the Come Sail Away is very masculine and compliments this stamp set nicely (I used it yesterday too).  To me, there is nothing more relaxing that sitting on a beach or cliff side over looking the water so I added a nautical touch to my card.  I went with a monochromatic style as well …

I knew I wanted to use the sail boats and the striped paper, so I wanted the striped paper to look like it fit the entire front (but I didn’t want to waste the paper you couldn’t see, so I used two 4″ wide x 1″ pieces and centered them at the top and the bottom on the front / base of my card.  The designer paper with the sail boats was cut into the 4-1/4″ x 4″ wide and then I added a touch of Night of Navy to the top and bottom for an added touch of color and to pull the Night of Navy throughout the card.

I then stamped my image “of the guy relaxing” in Night of Navy onto Whisper White … then I used the Aqua Painter to pull in a little color into his shorts and hat.  This helps draw the eye to the focal point of the card.

I was using the “It’s Your Day!” for my greeting but wanted more … so I used two of the rectangles from the Stitched Rectangle dies together to create an interesting visual effect to the card. With that, I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies to cut out my greeting … this kept the texture of stitching throughout the card.  To bring another “circle” shape and balance out my card, I used the ships wheel also known as the helm.

So … if you have that guy in your life that loves the beach, sailing or boating of any kind, the combination of “A Good Man” and the “Come Sail Away” Designer paper is a must have.  I will be sharing some of my creations using the Come Sail Away Suite later this week, so I hope you keep back so you don’t miss a thing.

I would love to hear what you would like to see from the new catalog, till then, I’ll keep sharing what I already have stocked up.

Thanks for spending a part of you Monday with me!!

Have a good day and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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Simply Sunday … A Good Dad

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I have not been feeling well and I just took the time off my blog. BUT … I’m back today with a new card from an wonderful new stamp set; A Good Man!

I was thrilled to see the “masculine” stamp sets carry over from the Occasions Catalog and to find this one in the new catalog along side them.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, here is a glimpse of the stamp set ….

You will find “A Good Man” on page 147.  Today’s card is all about being a good dad, perfect for the upcoming Father’s Day holiday.  This simple card will be easy for you to recreate.  I have a list of steps listed below on how I assembled it …

I actually began by choosing a designer paper and I liked the color scheme of the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper. It has a wonderful array of masculine colors; Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Mossy Meadow, and Soft Suede.

The next step was to determine the size I wanted to stamp (5-1/2″ x 2-3/4″) this size fit my stamped images nicely and gave me room to add a nice embellishment. I used the twine from the Sail Away product suite.  I used Night of Navy to “pop” my stamped images … I used scrap pieces and trimmed them off at 5-1/2″ to align with the stamped image.  You could do the same with the designer paper, as this is a great paper saving technique. The assembly was then mounted onto the Balmy Blue and then the Sahara Sand base.

That’s it … simple!  Oh yes, I forgot to mention that when I stamped the man and child, I used the Aqua Painter right after I stamped the image to pull a little color out and create a focal point that draws your eye to the stamped image.  It was stamped in Night of Navy.

Thanks for hanging out till I got back!!  Be sure to stop back tomorrow, I have another great card using the stamp set “A Good Man”. It’s a step up from today’s card, and I’m sure you’ll love it.

Have an awesome day … It’s Monday!! See you tomorrow.