Friday, March 13, 2020

Well Dressed Masculine Birthday Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a simple stamping card using stamps ink paper and a few extra products that I will use to support the the Well Dressed Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set.  The majority of my card was all created with just stamps ink and paper!   I did use a punch and a little cardstock that I embossed to add a little texture to the card.  Customers are always asking for masculine products they can use to make cards for men and boys. Well, here you go! Create snazzy cards for the men in your life using the Well Dressed Stamp Set. Earn this debonair stamp set FREE with a qualifying purchase March 3–March 31, 2020, during part two of our Sale-A-Bration promotion!  Here's a look at the card.

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When I sat down to create this card I wanted to use most of the images from the set.  This stamp set reminds me of styles from the 1920s to the 50s.  It has a very Mad Men feel.  It also reminds me of my grandfather.  He always wore a fordoa.  Especially when he went out in public, and to any event or just to the store.  Often times he wore it just around the house the only time I remember him not wearing it was when he took a afternoon nap, sleeping at night, and while eating dinner.  So I thought it would be fun to use that as a main image for my card.  You will see it and all the other images repeated on my homemade designer series paper.  

I started out with a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and stamped the images from the stamp set in Blueberry Bushel Classic Ink.  I stamped each image starting with the hat in repeated patterns but each time I would stamp it I would turn the paper or the stamp to face a different way.  When stamping your own designer series paper you don't want the images to go the same direction and you want some to go off the page.  Once I had it all stamped I cut it down to 5 1/4" x 4" then added it to a piece of Gray Granite Cardstock cut at 5 3/8" x 4 1/8".  I then took a little scrap piece of Very Vanilla and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Clubhouse Stamp Set in Blueberry Bushel ink and then stamped the same pattern as on the card front but in Gray Granite Classic Ink.  I then used the Label Me Lovely Punch and punched it out and did the same with a piece of Blueberry Bushel Cardstock.  

After I punched out the two pieces I took the Blueberry Bushel one and cut it in half down the middle and added it behind the sentiment piece.  I used a little liquid glue to attach it to the sentiment.  I then took two scrap pieces of Gray Granite Cardstock and ran them through my die cutting and embossing machine with the Button Button Embossing Folder.  I added this to the card front and then added the sentiment piece above with dimensionals to finish off the card.  

Thank you for dropping by today, If you need any of the supplies to make this card you can order them from my online store.  Remember that the Well Dressed Stamp Set can be earned for FREE until the end of the month or while supplies last.  
Happy Stampin'
Rick Adkins

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