This dashing masculine card is headed to my college-student nephew, who will be celebrating a birthday next week.
The You're Amazing Stamp Set works well for masculine cards, with large images and greetings - perfect for embossing. The artwork is reminiscent of an old-fashioned traveling circus or maybe the fair. Either way, it's perfect for young and old alike.
Leaving lots of "white space" with just one or two special details, will seal the deal when it comes to handmade cards for the guys.
Paper-piercing adds interest to the accent piece without being fussy. The accent is die-cut using the Apothecary Accents Framelit die (and the Big Shot). The piercing was truly a breeze with the new Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack.
The Crumb Cake button is "sewn" in place with a snippet of card stock rather than ribbon or twine for a clean, polished look.
The banner, created from First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, is "held" in place with small brads that look like miniature buttons (Vintage Trinkets).
The big birthday greeting was stamped with Midnight Muse ink and heat embossed.
HIP TIP: The new Stampin' Up! Firm Foam Classic Ink Pads are juicy! To emboss using Classic Ink, simply stamp as usual, then immediately cover with embossing powder and heat set. The key is to work very quickly before the ink dries!
Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: You're Amazing (W-126720, C-126722)
Ink: Midnight Muse (126860), Riding Hood Red (126968)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Riding Hood Red (111348), First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper (121878)
Tools: Heat Tool (129053), Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130), Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126187), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Accessories: Neutrals Collection Designer Buttons (119743), Vintage Trinkets (118764)
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