With April being the final month for the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog, I have decided to showcase some of the amazing products from this fabulous mini catalog.
Today's Creative Card Share uses a great masculine stamp set, Plane & Simple, which can be found on page 40 of the Occasions Mini Catalog.
I love the combination of Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Sahara Sand and Whisper White cardstock and it works well with this stamp set. The vintage plane image was stamped three times with Early Espresso Classic ink and I sponged the edges of both the Whisper White and Sahara Sand cardstock with Chocolate Chip Classic ink for a distressed look.
The borders on the Cherry Cobbler card base were stamped with Early Espresso Classic ink and the Basic Black cardstock has been embossed using the Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder using the Big Shot for some extra texture. I added some Platinum Shimmer Paint to the embossed areas with a sponge dauber for a metallic look.
The ribbon border was created with Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim and I stamped the happy birthday sentiment (from the Plane & Simple stamp set) with Early Espresso Classic ink on Whisper White cardstock and then punched it out using the Word Window Punch. I then framed it using the Modern Label Extra Large Punch from Basic Black cardstock. Next I used the Designer Label Large punch to punch out the shape from the Sahara Sand cardstock and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip Classic ink to distress it. I added two silver brads and attached the framed sentiment using Snail adhesive and then attached it to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
This card design would be great for a male birthday or for Father's Day (there is a happy father's day stamp included in this stamp set) and works for all ages. In addition, I love that I was able to create this card with just one stamp set.
Masculine cards tend to be a challenge to create, so I hope today's Creative Card Share helps to inspire you the next time you need a card for the special male in your life.
Remember that the Occasions Mini ends April 30th. You can contact me to place your order or visit my Online Store to place your order 24/7.
Until Next Time.
Stamp Set: Plane & SamplePlane & Simple - Set Quantity: 7
Wood-Mount 121903 Price: $21.95
Clear-Mount 121964 Price: $16.95
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip Classic inks
Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Platinum Shimmer Paint, Silver Brads, Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Extra Large Punch, Designer Label Large Punch, Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals.
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