Today, I’ve got another card from my Masculine Cards board at Conventions. If you are asking yourself, “Did Brian go to Convention this year?,” then check out my post here. If you are continuing to read and don’t know the answer to that question, then shame on you because you are missing out on a really great summary of Convention (here).
All right. Now that we are all back. Of all the cards I made for this board at Convention, this is possibly the simplest AND one of my favorites – perhaps because of its simplicity. Here’s my card – then, we’ll chat about it.
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I’ve got a lot to say about this card, so hold on tight – I am about to talk your adorably petite ear right off the side of your face.
- That paper! I have to start by saying how much I love, love, love this piece of Designer Series Paper from Soho Subway. I’ve talked about my paper obsession with other papers (remember that one Pear Pizzazz grasscloth paper from Gingham Garden) that I just have to save up for “the perfect” project. This, as it turns out, was a great way to display this weathered wood design from Soho Subway. With a big panel of this wood, I have the strong foundation for a simple, but still pretty, card. I used the colors from the paper to select the other colors for the card.
- Building a Unique Sentiment with Framelits. If you know anything about me, you know I love to play around with shapes of punches and framelits to build a unique sentiment. I really like the look of this one – I stamped the image and trimmed it around the edges. I then used one of the shapes from the Chalk Talk framelits to create a rounded Sahara Sand border around the stamped image (I ran the framelit through twice to create the same shape on both sides and to fit the frame perfectly around the sentiment). Finally, I cropped an Island Indigo shape using the Apothecary Accents framelits. To transform it into a tag, I snipped the half circle off the right side of the shape. Voila!
- Adding Texture. It’s a simple addition, but it makes all the difference in the world. Before gluing the layered panel of Designer Series Paper to the card base, I wrapped linen thread around the panel three times and taped it on the back. I made sure each wrap was equidistant. I think it adds that touch of texture the card needs (although the Designer Series Paper has a textured look, we all know there’s nothing rough about it – we aren’t fooled that easily!).
Stamp sets: Hello Lovely Inks: Island Indigo Papers: Soho Subway Designer Series Paper, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla Accessories: Linen Thread, Apothecary Accents framelits, Chalk Talk framelits, Candy Dots (Neutrals), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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Coming Tomorrow. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. I’m going to unveil my Holiday Catalog Shares. I guess you could say I’m ready to share my shares. Yippee! The Catalog goes live next week, and that means I can start accepting orders for shares. What else is coming tomorrow? Could it be SWATCH BOOKS? Why, yes it could. You are going to love to see these books. The papers are amazing in this catalog (as they have been for the past several). I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!