Friday, May 18, 2018

SBTD Blog Hop Father's Day



Welcome to the SBTD (aka Stampers By The Dozen) Blog hop for May. This month's theme is Mother's Day and Father's Day. I decided to focus on Father's Day as it is coming up in a few weeks and I thought it would be nice to share some love for the men in our lives. 

A funny thing happened when I started working on this blog post. I decided to use products from the retiring True Gentleman Suite in the 2018 Occasions Catalog. This suite is perfect for masculine cards and I created my Father's Day card using the Truly Tailored stamp set and the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper pack. I loved that the designer series paper reminded me of a plaid shirt. As the we got closer to the deadline of this blog hop, I realized that the Ture Gentleman Designer Series Paper had sold out and I was faced with a dilemma. So I decided to create a new card and share both of them with you so that you could see how you can create two very different cards using the same stamp set and the same layout.

For this first card, I chose colors from the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper pack to create my card. I chose Tranquil Tide cardstock for the cardbase and the circle matte for the main sentiment. I cut a strip of Night of Navy cardstock, 1 1/2" x 4", and embossed it using the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I stamped the sentiments from the Truly Tailored stamp set onto Very Vanilla cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used the Layering Circles framelits dies and the Tailored Tag Punch to cut out the sentiments. The embellishments are Basic Rhinestones colored with the Stampin' Blends Night of Navy Light marker. 


My second card has a very different feel to it and I chose a different color combination. The card base was created using Crumb Cake cardstock and I chose a piece of designer series paper from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper pack. For the cardstock strip, I chose Pear Pizzazz this time and embossed it using the vine embossing folder from the Petal Pear Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I sponged the cardstock with Pear Pizzazz Classic ink using a Sponge Dauber to bring out the texture of the embossing. The sentiments were stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and heat embossed with Gold embossing powder. In addition to the Truly Tailored stamp set, I used the Happy Father's Day sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and punched it out using the Classic Label punch. I used Chocolate Chip cardstock to create mattes for each of the sentiments.

I hope that these cards show that you can create a variety of card designs using similar supplies and I hope you will explore creating your own cards for Father's Day. 

Now it's time to visit Courtenay's blog and see what she has created this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope you will enjoy your creative journey along our blog hop. 



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Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',



Tricia Butts
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13 comments:

  1. I love your card layout :-) sad this stamp didn't make it into the Annual . Very nice cards :-)

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    1. Thank you Sharleen. I was sorry this stamp set didn't carry over. It is a great masculine stamp set. :)

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    1. Thank you. I love creating fun, colorful masculine cards.

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  3. Really Cute Sharlene! I love your color choices!

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    1. Tricia, I'm sorry. ....some days I forget my own name LOL

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    2. Thanks Karie and no problem about the name. You have had a very busy week. Glad you loved the colors. :)

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  4. It's so sad this set didn't make it into the new catalog. I love you layouts and color choices.

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    1. Thanks Judi. It's hard when we get attached to stamp sets that retire. I'm glad you enjoyed my projects. :)

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  5. love the layouts and the colour combos - I actually think I prefer the second card!

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    1. Thanks Susan. I think the Pear Pizzazz just gives the second card design a splash of color. It's fun exploring different color combinations. :)

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  6. Tricia thank you - I need to recreate your great card with the check background as this piece of DSP was playing havoc with my eyes and I couldn't work with it. Your card is great.

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    1. You're welcome Courtenay. Happy to help :)

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