Happy Friday!! This week on the Sisters in Stamping blog I am the host and chose Father's Day/Masculine for the theme for our Fabulous Friday projects. Father's Day is just around the corner and I always have a hard time with these types of cards...do you? For my design today I decided to use the fun Animal Talk stamp set and added a lot of great texture with my Big Shot and embellishments. My color palette of marina mist, tangerine tango and soft suede comes from the Color Coach and I added in very vanilla and crumb cake.
Here's a close-up of my stamped panel - the main image was inked with early espresso and marina mist ink and I stamped the dog image again on crumb cake card stock and cut it out to give some added color. The "Happy Father's Day" sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and is inked with tangerine tango. I used my Big Shot and the Window framelits to cut out the stamped panel and early espresso mat, adding in a square of tangerine tango between the layers. I also pulled out my Festive paper-piercing pack to pierce the outline for added interest. The crumb cake card stock layer was run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice textured impressions folder and then I used the direct-to-paper technique rubbing the crumb cake ink pad lightly across the surface to really bring out the texture.
Here is a close-up of my embellishment... usually I don't add any kind of ribbon to a masculine card but thought this 7/16" natural trim wasn't too girly, especially after I frayed the end, and added a mini silver brad to hold it in place. I really am happy with the way this card turned out!!
For even more Father's Day/masculine card inspiration, please be sure to hop on over to the Sisters in Stamping blog later this afternoon and check out what Karla and Rachel came up with this week. For a complete supply list for today's project please see below... place your orders in my online store here any time or contact me for assistance. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! We are getting soaked here in Central Virginia by Tropical Storm Andrea... we are hoping to see the sun at some point! Guess that means I get to stay in and stamp all weekend...
Products used with today's project include:
Stamp sets: Animal Talk, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: marina mist, early espresso, crumb cake, tangerine tango, very vanilla
Ink: marina mist, early espresso, crumb cake, tangerine tango
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice textured impressions folder, Windows collection framelits, 7/16" natural trim, silver mini brads, paper-piercing tool, Festive paper-piercing pack, paper-piercing mat, paper snips, Color Coach, Tombow multi-purpose adhesive, stampin' dimensionals