Welcome to the ICS February It's a Love Thing Blog Hop as we explore the theme of Love. This is my first time hopping with this very talented group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators and I am so excited to share with you all my project for this month.
Today I decided to create a masculine card design featuring the amazing Best Catch Bundle (item #150605) and I paired it with a wonderful new Cling background stamp called Crackle Paint (item #148752). Both of these can be found in the 2019 Occasions Catalog and I feel like they were made to go together.
I chose to use Blueberry Bushel cardstock for my card base and added a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock that I stamped with the Crackle Paint stamp using Soft Suede Classic ink to create a wonderful aged look. The heart was die cut using one of the dies from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies (item #148527) from Blueberry Bushel cardstock and I embossed it with the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder (item #146841) from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I sponged the edges of the heart die cut with Blueberry Bushel Classic ink to give it a distressed look.
The fish, basket and hat were stamped with images from the Best Catch stamp set item #148598) using Stazon Jet Black ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and I water colored them with a variety of Classic ink pad colors using an Aquapainter. Each image was die cut using the coordinating die from the Catch of the Day Thinlets dies (item #148815). When you order both the stamp set and coordinating dies as a bundle, you save 10%.
To finish off the card design, I heat embossed the image with Gold embossing powder onto the Crumb Cake layer and added a piece of 1/4" Copper Trim that I teased apart underneath the fish for added dimension and texture. For a touch of sparkle, I added Clear Wink of Stella to each of the stamped images to give them the look of sunlight.
This masculine card design would make a wonderful Valentine's Day card for the special guy in your life. It would also work well as a birthday or Father's Day card. I just love how versatile these new products are and I can't wait to explore more possibilities to create with them.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will inspire you to explore creating your own projects for the people you love. Now it's time to visit Janey's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button to visit her blog. I hope that you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.
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