Dapper Dad for GDP133

This week’s color challenge for the Global Design Project – a combination of Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide – gave me the perfect excuse to play around with my True Gentleman Designer Series Paper. With bold graphics and tailored patterns, this paper is perfect for Dad or the man in your life or the stylish, tailored woman. Here’s my sweet-and-simple card:

Truly Tailored, Guy Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP133

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card (the challenge goes live at the GDP at 7 am EST):

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Tranquil TideTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • For Him. My card pulls from two stamp sets that are designed for the man in your life – whether you call him Dad or Papa or Dear Husband. The sentiment and coordinating bow are from the Truly Tailored stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog. Here’s a look at the Truly Tailored bundle: Truly Tailored Bundle, Stampin' Up! 147752Does it get any more dapper than a bow tie and a background of stylish hats? The band of hats was stamped with Guy Greetings (one of few stamp sets offered in wood mount, clear mount AND photopolymer). Here’s a look at that set:Guy Greetings, Stampin' Up! 137178
  • Dapper Dad. At first glance, you might think I stamped “Dapper Dad” inside the oval and added the bow. Wrong. I created my one sentiment by combining the “Dapper” from “Wishing You a Dapper Day” with the stand-alone “DAD.” With just a little masking, anything is possible. I put tape over all of the words except “Dapper,” inked the stamp, removed the tape and stamped down. How easy is that? I used my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to line up the “Dad” and bow tie for a perfect sentiment. The sentiment is perfectly showcased against the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this pack of gorgeous papers: True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 145593
  • Measurements. I played around with the striped in this paper to perfectly balance them on my card – I wanted the same amount of Very Vanilla on the top of the panel as the bottom. Here are the measurements I ended up with for this quick and simple card (starting from the card base and working my way up):
    • Tranquil Tide – 4-1/4″ x 11″ (scored at 5-1/2″)
    • Night of Navy – 4-3/8″ x 3-7/8″
    • True Gentleman Designer Series Paper – 4-1/4″ x 3-3/4″
    • Crumb Cake – 3-3/4″ x 1-7/8″
    • Thick Very Vanilla – Layering Ovals Framelits Dies

Stamp Sets: Truly Tailored, Guy Greetings  Papers: True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, Thick Very Vanilla  Inks: Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake  Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Truly Tailored, Guy Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP133

I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge. This challenge goes live at 7 am EST.

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  1. Very crisp and stylish for a dad!

  2. I like the stamping behind the sentiment! A very dapper card!

  3. Great card! I love that color combination and will surely try the GDP challenge.

  4. Uber handsome. Love the patterns.

  5. Dapper in deed!

  6. This is such a cute card, Brian. Love the DSPs you used. The coordinating punch really makes it easy to get that shape for the sentiment. Have a great day!

  7. A Lovely color combo, and so elegant. I love the crumb cake band with the hats, itโ€™s just the right touch

  8. Beautiful card Brian. I love this suite

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