It’s the first Monday of the month and that means it’s time for another IDEAS blog hop. This month our theme is “fast & fabulous cards”. I decided to create all my cards using the He’s The Man suite on pages 78 and 79 of the 2022/2023 Annual Catalogue that launches tomorrow. So I designed four cards for the IDEAS Tutorial Bundle PDF, and a fifth for today’s final sneak peek. The products in this suite really make it easy to create masculine / gender neutral projects like today’s card.
HE’S THE MAN PAPER
I began this card by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Soft Succulent Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
Turning to the He’s The Man 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack I chose a simple basket weave pattern. After cutting a 2-3/4″ x 4″ piece I mounted it onto a 3″ x 4-1/4″ layer of Early Espresso Card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then I added the assembled layers to the front of the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of DSP and glued it down the right-hand edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card. Then using more liquid glue I fixed the Basic White layer inside the card base.
Finally I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of DSP and glued it to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I simply trimmed off the excess paper with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as my guide.
Now I was ready for the He’s All That Stamp Set and coordinating All That Dies from the He’s the Man suite.
STAMP AND DIE-CUT
Using Early Espresso ink I stamped the “Together for the long haul” combined sentiment and image onto Basic White Card. Then I quickly coloured in the camper using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers… dark Mint Macaron for the van body, light Basic Black for the tyres, and light Soft Sea Foam for the windows and surfboard. Once the colouring was complete I cut out the sentiment using the scalloped circle die.
Now I just needed the ‘ribbons’ for my rosette. So going back to the All That Dies I cut out two curved banners (one of two banner shapes in the set) from Early Espresso Card. Then I used the faux suede technique to give the pieces a soft surface texture. With that done I glued the banners to the back of the sentiment before adding it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. With that my card was complete.
If you’re not familiar with the faux suede technique, here’s a short video I filmed to explain the process.
I love how quick it was to create this card and I have lots more ideas for the He’s The Man suite. It’s a good job it’s in the new Annual Catalogue so I have a whole year to play with it.
HE’S THE MAN AND MORE
So let me tell you a little more about this month’s IDEAS Tutorial Bundle. The May “Fast & Fabulous Cards” PDF contains 77 pages, featuring 59 cards from 15 different designers. There’s simple cards, and more elaborate ones, all are quick to make using a variety of current products from Stampin’ Up! The collage below provides a little sneak peek of what’s inside. Can you see which one shows part of one of my 4 cards?
If you’d like a copy of the Tutorial Bundle for your own personal use, or even to use in your classes, there are three different ways to get it:
- Place an order via my online store for $45CAD (before shipping and taxes) using my May Host Code 94AQQFGD. Make sure to allow Stampin’ Up! to share your contact details so I can e-mail the tutorial to you. If your order is over $200CAD don’t use the Host Code or you’ll miss out on Stampin’ Rewards. However, so long as I have access to your contact details I’ll still send you the PDF.
- Join Stampin’ Up! and my Crafty Canadians team, and you’ll get this IDEAS tutorial for free.
- Buy the tutorial. Contact me at email@example.com for more information.
Once you’ve received the bundle, please remember not to share or distribute printed or electronic copies of the tutorials. We’ve worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your own use. If you know someone who would like to purchase the tutorial bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their own copy. Thank you for your support.
So that’s it from me for today, but please visit Elizabeth Ames on the next leg of the blog hop by clicking on the ‘NEXT’ button below.
All that’s left for me to say is if you’re interested in the products I used to create the card project shown here on my blog today, you’ll find the links below.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the He’s All That Stamp Set in a bundle with the All That Dies. Buying the coordinating products using the single ‘bundle’ item number saved me 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link for the bundle in case you want to explore that option.