When I first look at a new Stampin’ Up! catalogue I tend to skim through it. I make a note of what immediately catches my eye and most often it’s the images. But then I go back through and look more closely at each set. Doing this I realise how much I miss the first time round. I mean it’s so easy to be sidetracked by images you know you have to get. In fact I’ve found that images that don’t appeal often affect my view of the entire stamp set. This was the case with Timeless Tulips. I just wasn’t sure I needed another flower stamp set so passed over it very quickly. However then I actually read the sentiments in the set. That did it for me. Even if I rarely stamp the tulips, those sentiments will get a lot of use.
SIMPLE MASCULINE CARD
It’s funny to think that a floral stamp set has possibilities for masculine cards, especially when one of the sentiments says “Happy Mother’s Day”. Today’s project however was designed to prove my point, that floral sets like Timeless Tulips can be used for masculine or gender neutral cards too.
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Smoky Slate Card. I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base.
Next I cut a piece from the Country Club 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the DSP onto some Whisper White Card.
To add some texture I wrapped three pieces of Night of Navy Twine from the Country Club Twine Combo Pack around the layers, and secured it on the back using Tear & Tape Adhesive. Then I fixed the assembled layers to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To finish the card front all I had to do was add the sympathy sentiment from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set. I stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White Card with Garden Green ink then fixed it over the twine using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To complete the project I cut some more of the DSP. First I glued a 1″ strip along the bottom edge of a layer of Whisper White Card. Then I fixed that on the inside of the card base.
Finally I glued a 3/4″ strip of the paper to the left edge on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. In no time at all my masculine sympathy card was complete.
I love the simplicity of this card which I actually designed for my most recent article written for Inspiration Canada.
Inspiration Canada is a collection of articles and information that is e-mailed to all Canadian Demonstrators each month. It’s just one of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Canada. Of course there’s many more benefits to becoming a Demonstrator, see my Join Stampin’ Up! page if you’d like to find out more.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch (not used today). This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to look at this option.