Yesterday I came home to a lovely parcel of goodies from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue. New ink colours, pretty paper, punches, dies, and of course stamp sets. Now I find myself wondering what to play with first. So I do what I often do, and start simple. Today that involved the new Senior Years Stamp Set.
I love the fun sentiments in the Senior Years Stamp Set, and there’s two mature figures to accompany them. For today’s project I chose the gentleman and a really fun sentiment.
For the stamping I opted for Smoky Slate ink to create a softer outline. I stamped the man in the bottom right-hand corner on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I stamped him on a layer of Whisper White Card cut to line my card base. Finally I stamped him on a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White Card.
With the three images done I sat down to colour them very simply using Watercolor Pencils without any water. In the end I chose Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive for his clothes. For the belt and shoes I went with Early Espresso. To finish off I used Melon Mambo for his skin and Basic Gray for his hair and the ground.
HOT IN HERE?
With the images complete I turned to the sentiments in the Senior Years Stamp Set. There’s some for retirement but I went for went with one of the birthday appropriate ones… “Is it hot in here or is it just the candles on your cake?”
I stamped the sentiment beside the man on the smaller piece of Whisper White Card using Smoky Slate ink. Then with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the sentiment layer onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry Card.
Next I found a nice grey pattern in the new Peony Garden 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. After cutting a small piece of the DSP I mounted that onto some rich Razzleberry Card too.
I had one last thing to do before I could start assembling my project and that was to create a card base. For this I chose Bermuda Bay Card. After cutting and scoring it using my Paper Trimmer I then folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Using liquid glue I attached the layered DSP onto the card front. Then I added the layered sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Once I’d glued the other Whisper White piece inside the card base my project was complete.
I’m really happy with how this turned out. Quick and easy, and a masculine card that’s not brown and boring. Now to find some stamps… I know exactly who I’m going to send this to.