Mighty Kind of You for Mojo Monday

With Spring in the air, I have been reaching for flowers and pastel colors, but today I felt like mixing it up a bit.  I’ve been looking for an excuse to use the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack (it’s been a minute), and this week’s Mojo Monday sketch gave me the inspiration I was looking for.  Lucky for me, the paper stack paired well with Yee-Haw to make a masculine thank you card.

Here’s my card:

Yee-Haw, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, MOJO390

And here’s the MOJO Monday sketch by Wanda Cullen that inspired my card:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Using Designer Series Papers.  I love to stamp (nothing like stating the obvious, right?), but sometimes you just have to let the papers do all the work.  That’s what they are here for.  With the exception of the sentiment, there’s no ink on this card – just a bunch of paper that’s been enhanced (cut with a Paper Trimmer, punched with a circle punch and cropped with a Starburst Framelit) to create the look I wanted.  The Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack helped me to accent this Yee-Haw sentiment perfectly.
  • Layering.  I love to pop-up layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals – it always adds such a great detail to a card.  For this card, I decided to extend the horizontal and vertical strips beyond the base of my front panel.  I didn’t want to add a layer of thick cardstock behind the wood pieces (call me lazy!), so I glued down the main panel, rather than pop it up.  The weight of the paper stack paper would have bent or crinkled, and nobody wants that.
  • Masculine Colors.  I’m a big believer that a masculine card doesn’t need to be all brown or blue to be acceptable to the men in your life.  Still, it’s easy to stick with non-offensive colors.  The Crushed Curry adds a little excitement without taking away from the browns – and the Whisper White adds additional brightness.  If you, too, like this combination of colors, feel free to save this:   Color Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

I stamped the barbed wire image on the flap of the envelope with Crushed Curry to add a little preview of the excitement to be found inside.

Yee-Haw, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, MOJO390

Stamp Sets:  Yee-Haw  Papers:  Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack  Inks:  Early Espresso  Accessories:  2″ Circle punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Starburst Framelits, Neutrals Candy Dots (Early Espresso), Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to MOJO Monday to play along with this week’s sketch.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Great design. I love your choice of colors and your use of the Adventure Bound DSP.

  2. I wasn’t three lines into your blog when you made me LOL, looking for an excuse to use the DSP. I can just hear your voice saying this in my head. I was wondering which one you were going to choose, when a great card emerged as I scrolled down. Perfect saying for all the elements. Envelope looks good too!

  3. BRIAN, that’s such a cool and neat card , I love how you use that stamp set !!
    Nich job friend!!
    Hugs Frenchie ,

  4. Hi Brian –

    (Read in deep cowboy voice) -” Mighty kind of you to share such a masculine card with all of us!” Masculine cards are tough for me but I sure do learn a lot from you my friend! LOL – You have yourself a mighty fine day! Hugs!

  5. Amazing that you thought to choose the perfect framelit to compliment the wood, I see “saw” written all over it.

  6. Super card Brian, love the color combination.

  7. Ruth Ann Vincent

    Howdy Stampin’ Pardner!

    That’s a a great card to “round up” for any male.

  8. Hey Brian! Thanks for your examples and tutorials. I appreciate a masculine approach to card making for inspiration. Keep stampin’, my friend!

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