Hello there! It's Tuesday and that means it is time for another fun challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. This week, it's all about the guys with our Masculine/Father's Day challenge. We sure hope you will join us this week and play along. :)
For my card, I realized, yet again, that I really need to add more masculine sets to my "stamping arsenal". I used a retired set, Plane and Simple for this one. I was SO hoping it would make it into the new catalog coming up July 1st. But, it was not meant to be. Still, this is a set I will continue to hang on to.
I don't know about you, but I tend to struggle with "guy cards". This gal LOVES her bling and it is often tough for me to remember that "less is more" when it comes to cards with a masculine theme. I went to my "dude consultant" (aka: my hubby) for some feedback on this one.
The stamped image and sentiment are both heat embossed for some extra pop. The airplane image was then distressed, with a few different tools. First, I used the Color Spritzer tool with both a Cajun Craze and a More Mustard Stampin' Write Marker. Then, I sponged More Mustard ink towards the center of the image. Another sponge with Cajun Craze ink was used around the outside of the card stock where the image was stamped. Lastly, I took a Sponge Dauber with Always Artichoke ink and dabbed ink over the embossed image and also around the outer edges of the card stock. I also used sponging and the Color Spritzer tool on all of the the other layers, too.
Since I was restricted from adding sparkly bling, I went with LOTS of dimension. Every layer is popped up using a lot of Stampin' Dimensionals. A complete list of products used can be found at the end of the post, too.
Finally, here is the finished inside of the card. This one is actually for my step-father. I am almost 100% certain he doesn't visit my blog on a regular basis, so I'm not going to ruin the surprise. :)
Please hop on over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog and check out what the rest of the gals on the Design Team have created. We would love it if you would join in the fun with this week's challenge. Thanks for visiting!
Have a very HAPPY day! :)
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Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Plane and Simple (ret.) and Something to Celebrate (ret. hostess sentiment)
Ink: Basic Black Craft ink, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Cajun Craze Classic ink
Paper: To the Nines Specialty DSP (ret., inside), Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, More Mustard and Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories: Clear Embossing powder, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponges, Sponge Daubers, star brad (ret.), silver brads, Stampin' Dimensionals and Framed Tulips Embossing folder
Non SU! Accessories: striped embossing folder