Mornin’! Hope your weekend has started off well – and that you’re planning something fun!
My card for today is a pretty large departure from my usual style. In that it’s not got a ton of layers, and embellishments. No froof.
I was sort of thinking…masculine card – after I saw the color scheme at this week’s Color Throwdown. So I pulled out some True Gentleman DSP and the Truly Tailored Bundle and put it all on top of a Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF embossed card front. Take a look-see:
The layout – which is quite clean and simple – is courtesy of the FabFriday sketch challenge this week.
And, as I mentioned, the color scheme is from the Color Throwdown challenge.
And – it also seemed to fit nicely with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!
First thing I did was decide on the colors I was going to use for the challenge – I picked Sweet Sugarplum, Fresh Fig, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla.
I started with a Chocolate Chip panel that I embossed in the new Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF (available for free now, bundled with the Blossoming Basket stamp set, with a $100 purchase!). Then I Fast Fuse’d it to a Sweet Sugarplum mat for the card front.
The tag is a 2″ wide piece of True Gentlemen DSP that I bannerized with my Banner Triple Punch. I made a similar tag from a piece of Sweet Sugarplum – it’s the same width, but a smidge longer. I adhered them together with Liquid Glue and then to the card front. With my Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker, I added some faux stitches onto the mat.
For the sentiment, I stamped the Truly Tailored image in Fresh Fig on a piece of Very Vanilla and punched it with the Tailored Tag punch. I also punched a Sweet Sugarplum tag. I used my Paper Snips to cut the Very Vanilla tag down a little and then adhered it to the Sweet Sugarplum tag. Then I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I decided it needed a little “boost”, so I stamped the image again – this time in Chocolate Chip – on Very Vanilla and quickly fussy cut the glasses. These are popped on with two Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I adhered a True Gentleman Button to the tag with a Glue Dot, then added a double-bow of Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine. And that was it for the card front!
On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a second Truly Tailored sentiment in Fresh Fig on a Very Vanilla panel. Using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added another little image to the top and bottom of the panel in Chocolate Chip ink.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Sweet Sugarplum mat and into my Fresh Fig card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the little Truly Tailored image across the front in Chocolate Chip ink…
…And I added more of the houndstooth design True Gentleman DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I think I achieved my goal of a card suitable for a man – for a birthday, or Father’s Day or…any big event! I hope so, cuz that was the goal. The entire True Gentleman suite is so pretty – erh….handsome?? And – lookee how good it works with my new favorite workhorse – the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF!! Hope you like!
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CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Fresh Fig Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2″ x 4 1/8″ (mat under front banner); Tailored Tag punch
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); True Gentleman sentiment tag
Chocolate Chip Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)
True Gentleman DSP: 2″ x 3 7/8″ (front banner); envelope flap
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Finn Fan Fix
So – Katy (my little old girl kitty) woke me up about 5 on Friday. She was walking around meoooooowwwwing insistently and refused to go back to bed.
Thinking perhaps there was a problem….is Leo down the well, Katy?!? Show me where!….I got up.
She headed straight to the kitchen and proceeded to do the treat-twirl.
Anyway – decided what the heck. Turned on the coffee and let the Man out.
Two minutes later….WOOOFWOOFWOOOFWOOOFWOOOOOOOOOFFFFF!
I rushed out to see what had invaded us this time.
He came right back to me and hurried right into the house (apparently it was very very scary indeed).
Only later. In the clear light of day – did I see the problem.
Those were NOT there when he went to bed the night before!! 🙂
He’s got a pretty solid “picture” in his head of what’s what and what’s where. And if it’s different….he’s gonna be telling me all about it.