Father’s Day is just around the corner and this month The Greetery is coming out with the Man Made Collection featuring products to help you create the perfect masculine card for dad! Like many of you, I struggle very much with creating masculine cards, but these products sure make it a lot easier. Let me show you some of this release’s inspiration!
The hammer and screwdriver is probably the only tools I ever really used out of the toolbox. I’ve always been scared of using any of the machinery for fear of cutting off my hand, but my dad and husband are both handy and dabble in woodwork. My first card here features Dad Jokes Nailed It stamp set and dies and the Big Plans background stamp.
I used the Big Plans rubber cling stamp twice, once stamped with Broken China distress oxide ink and once heat embossed in white. The background was also ink blended with Broken China, Salvaged Patina and Tumbled Glass distress oxde inks. The image and sentiments are all from the Dad Jokes Nailed It stamp set. The only thing I used outside of the set is the Pretext Banner dies to die cut out the second sentiment.
This next card the Reflections stamp set and dies as well as the Dad Squared stamp set and dies. I never quite had those family camping trips going up but I know many friends that do. But one of those things that I think about when I do visit national parks is buying souvenirs and taking home things like post cards, magnets, or mugs. So that is where the scenic stamp took me. I started by just following the layers to stamp this image and die cut out the ‘DAD’ right out of it to inlay back in with dimension.
I used the Post Frames die to die cut this postage like frame, masked off the edges, and ink blended a sky with Chipped Sapphire and Salvaged Patina distress oxide inks. In the corner I also used the Pretty Postmarks stamp set to heat emboss the postmark in the top right corner and added some stamped squigglies in white pigment ink. I layered my stamped scene and sentiment into the frame and backed it all against a light kraft card stock.
My last card is rather clean and simple and showcases the Tartan Builder Diagonal stencil. This is a 5 layer stencil set that creates this beautiful plaid! Keep in my that the thin lines will need a blending brush if you don’t own one yet to help get into the details of the stencil. This plaid stencil is hands down my favorite that I’ve used! Here I created my tartan design with Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Salvaged Patina and Speckled Egg distress oxide inks.
For the sentiment, I used the Sentiments Squared stamp set, the Sentiments Squared die to die cut out the large ‘happy’ and the Text Box Die for the frame. The frame was die cut four times and stacked together and the ‘happy’ was added with foam tape for a little extra dimension. I trimmed the bottom of my background with the Post Frames die for a little detailing and bringing the focal point down.
Thanks for joining me today! Be sure to check out all the other great projects from all the designers linked below!