Friday, June 3, 2011

Circle Circus For Dad

Masculine Father's Day Card

Do you struggle to create "masculine cards"? Clean simple lines, interesting textures, and rich colors are all elements that contribute to a great looking masculine card.  Today's card features all those elements, in addition to being super fun to create!

The color combo of Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla is fun, classic and perfect for the guys. The Square Lattice embossing folder provides interesting texture behind the wide striped grosgrain ribbon and sentiment.  The sentiment itself, from the All Holidays stamp set, gets special treatment with clear embossing powder.

All Holidays stamp set by Stampin' Up!

To carry over the embossing theme, two of the circles were embossed as well: the smallest circle and the black circle near the center.  TIP: Stamp and emboss the design(s) first, then punch. 
All the circles (and the scallop) were popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals and overlapped just slightly giving the entire grouping an energetic boost.

Masculine card - Circle Circus by Stampin' Up!

For that final "special touch", check out the Filigree Designer Brad nestled in like it was born there! Pure genius, right?  Ha.  All the credit goes to the geniuses at Stampin' Up! for consistently providing brilliant coordination.

Father's Day Circle Circus & Punches by Stampin' Up!

Last Chance Alert! The All Holidays stamp set will retire on June 30.  This has been a favorite go to set for me for every occasion.  It will be one of yours too, but only if you order it before it's gone for good!


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Stamps: All Holidays (114916),  Circle Circus (115778)
Ink: Basic Black (101179),  Tempting Turquoise (100814), VersaMark (102283)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise (102067), Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439),  Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Heat Tool (100005), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), 1/2" Circle punch (119869),  1" Circle punch (119868),  1-1/4" Circle punch (119861),  1-3/8" Circle punch (119860), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle punch (119854)
Accessories: Filigree Designer Brads (112577),  1-1/4" Basic Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (115615), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

1 comment:

  1. The answer to the question is YES! But you have made it look easy. The geniuses at SU did a great job but you put it together wonderfully! So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges!


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