Lookin’ Sharp with Well Dressed

Today is the fourth day in a row that I’ve shared new products that will be a part of Stampin’ Up!’s new Sale-a-Bration Release on March 3. I’ve shared Rise & Shine, Tags in Bloom and the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. Today I’m sharing a project that coolly mixes another new stamp set, Well Dressed, with a classic argyle pattern from the Country Club Designer Series Paper. Here’s my card:

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  • Well Dressed and Lookin’ Sharp.  The Well Dressed stamp set, one of the Sale-a-Bration items you can choose with a $50 purchase between March 3 and March 31, features some stylish, manly images – necktie, top hat, dress shoe and more. There are eight images in all, and I love every one of them. They are perfect for the man in your life – think about how perfect these images will be on a birthday, Father’s Day or a congratulatory card. Here’s a look at the soon-to-be-released Well Dressed:Well Dressed, Stampin Up! 152300I paired this stylish hat with a sentiment found in Witty-cisms, a fun, new stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2020 Mini Catalog. I masked the cactus (that’s part of stamp) with clear tape to make sure I only stamped the sentiment onto the Whisper White band. Here’s a closer look at the images and sentiments in Witty-cisms:WItty-cisms, Stampin Up! 151686
  • Layering.  For a simple card, this one has a lot of layers, and each one works with the others to make a beautiful card that’s stylish and fun for the recipient.  Here are the measurements for the layers on my card, starting with the card base and working my way up to the top:
    • Seaside Spray – 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Basic Black – 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″
    • Country Club Designer Series Paper – 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″
    • Vellum Cardstock – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Basic Black – 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″
    • Seaside Spray – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
    • Whisper White (2-1/4″ x 3/4″) and Smoky Slate (2-1/4″ x 1/8″)
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Smoky Slate – cut cropped with Brother Scan & Cut
  • Color Combination. Masculine cards don’t have be all-brown or all-blue. When making cards for men, I often add colors – color can still be masculine. I held back a bit on this one, creating a card that’s all-gray and a steal blue. That’s because I wanted to create a sophisticated, Old Hollywood feel. Here’s a closer look at the colors together:Well Dressed, Witty-cisms, Stampin Up!, Brian KingIf you like this mix of Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray as much as I do, please save this for future reference:Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray

Stamp Sets: Well Dressed, Witty-cisms  Papers: Country Club Designer Series Paper, Seaside Spray, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Vellum Cardstock, Whisper White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals

How much do you love this new stamp set? There are several new, great items headed our way March 3. Do you have your list ready?

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  1. Brian,
    Good morning! I immediately thought about the song “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top when I saw your card. My sweet husband jokingly has told our family for years that “Sharp Dressed Man” was written for him😉Awesome card and love the color palette! (I always take a photo picture of the color palettes 🎨 you share with us.)

    Happy Sunday, Brian♥️

  2. Madmen and magnificent! Perfect argyle background!

  3. Now that is BRILLIANT using this stamp set with the argyle pattern DSP. It’s a PERFECT combination of two AMAZING products. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Rochelle Fitzpatrick


  5. What a fun card for the right person. Enjoy your day!

  6. Love the hat placement at an angle . Reminds me of those old classic 40`s movies . This is a stamp set that I completely overlooked !
    Great card !

  7. Perfect color combination for looking sharp. You nailed it!

  8. Such a great color combo and I love the vellum because it adds depth!

  9. Absolutely perfect color combination and card for any man. Again the use of vellum really makes this card outstanding. I’m glad you listed the layers because I didn’t realize how many there actually were. WOW! Very impressive Brian.

  10. Great card! I love the gray argyle pattern with the blue. Ver good design work!

  11. Oooooooooo, I love it ♥️

  12. Brian you never, ever, cease to amaze me! I love how your brain works!
    You’ve turned these “I don’t need stamp sets to must have”! Love this card.

  13. My dad always wore hats like this! Love this! And the sentiment is perfect! Like it better with the hat than the cactus!

  14. Brian, I love what you’ve done so simply with this witty sentiment and the hat.

    • Thanks, Karin. I don’t have the Best Dressed Bundle and really wanted something that speaks to style. This gave me just what I needed. Glad you like it! ♥

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