Friday, May 14, 2010

Masculine Birthday or Fathers Day

Yes, unbelievably, Father's Day is fast approaching so it's time to get those masculine stamps brushed off and inked up! Earlier this month I had seen an idea that I thought was the perfect card for a man. Then when I finally had time and went to sit down and stamp it, I looked at the original here, and decided to totally case it. It's really hard to improve on perfection. So thanks Robin for the great idea - it's ideal!
Stamps: Totally Tools, and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Mellow Moss, and Brocade Blue
Ink: Basic Black, Mellow Moss, and Brocade Blue
Accessories: Big Shot with Square Lattice Embossing Folder (new!!), AquaPainter, Basic Black 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Sponge quarters, and Dimensionals

Isn't the texture on this new embossing folder just the greatest?! After the cardstock is embossed, it almost feels like fabric! I've been using it on so many things lately, and it's definitely my new favorite. And doesn't that ribbon just add the perfect touch of texture and color, yet doesn't look too frou-frou at all! Just perfect! I usually stay away from ribbon and think that a masculine card needs some hardware on it, but this one is perfect just as it stands. And anyone of the Totally Tools would work on the card - just pick your favorite from the set and go with it. Just remember to carefully ink the stamp so none of the sentiment shows up with it for this idea. Of course, you could always change the idea and use the sentiment that is with the stamp - your choice of course!
I guess that's the tip of the day - you don't always have to use all of the stamp. Ink only the portions that you want to use. The little Stampin' Spots are just perfect for seeing what you're inking and getting ink only where you want it.
Have an awesome Friday! Thanks for stopping by. Grand-baby updates will be posted when I know something! (Can you tell I'm excited???)

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