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:
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:
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.
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.
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