Although I love stamping (my over-full shelves are a testament to that), I also enjoy creating projects without any stamping. In yesterday’s blog post I showed you a pillowbox project where the sentiment was embossed into the card. However then I enhanced the embossing with a little ink applied using a Sponge Dauber. Today, not only did I not stamp the sentiment, but all my ink pads stayed firmly closed too. This masculine card project is all about the Designer Series Paper (DSP) and I absolutely love the finished result.
I should start out by saying that this project really revolves around the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack. This pack has 40 double-sided sheets (four of each colour in the Neutrals family). Each colour has four different patterns that are perfect for backgrounds. Why I waited so long to get the paper I’ll never know!
From the pack I chose an Early Espresso sheet with small flowers on one side and a great striped pattern on the other. First I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece and fixed it to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then I trimmed off the excess paper with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I needed a card base so I cut and scored some Early Espresso Card. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
With that done it was back to the striped paper and next I cut a 3″ x 5-1/2″ piece. Using liquid glue again I fixed this strip across the card front. Then on top of that I added a 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ scrap of Cajun Craze Card.
From what was left of the striped paper I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip. Then I glued this piece along the bottom edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card. This would provide a place to write a message once it was glued inside the card base.
HE’S THE MAN
I hadn’t been going long but my card was already almost done. All I needed was the He’s The Man 12″ x 12″ Specialty DSP pack. From one of the two specialty sheets I popped out the fire image with “Holy smokes you’re the best” printed on it.
To strengthen it a little I cut a 1-3/8″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Early Espresso Card and glued the printed piece on top. Finally I added the layered piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and my masculine card project was complete.
I love how this project turned out and it’s probably one of my fasted ever! What do you think?
To get a better look at the He’s The Man paper and especially the sheets with the printed pop-out pieces see my earlier blog post Cheers for my sneak peek kick-off.
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