If you're like me, you're probably always on the lookout for ideas and samples of masculine cards. This is especially true with Father's Day looming in the months to come and so many male birthdays on my calendar.
So, my card for this challenge features one of the more masculine stamp sets from Stampin' Up! called "The Wilderness Awaits". I'm sad to say this set is retiring the end of May 2017, and I wanted to give it a last hurrah! What better way than to combine it with one of my favourite fancy fold techniques.
Here's My Card:
This card, called a "Twist and Pop" is one of the more favourite fancy fold cards this year. I've found that making one of these cards is like pulling together a special story and they're such a challenge. I love making these so much that I'm planning on featuring this card style in my upcoming "Father's Day" Masculine card class, so stay tuned for details. What fun!
Stamp Sets: The Wilderness Awaits #139365*, Here's to Cheers #142101*, Badges and Banners #141610, Avant-Garden (SAB 2017 (R), Gorgeous Grunge #130517*, Stylized Birthday #141828
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso, Tip Top Taupe, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Trimmer, Big Shot, Woodland Embossing Folder #139673, Brayer, Stitched Framelits - Ovals and Circles*(R), Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372, Banner Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch (R).
Note: All Supplies Marked with (*) are retiring at the end of May 2017 or as long as supplies last. (R) refers to accessories that were previously retired.
For the inside top card panel, I repeated the Woodland Embossing folder layer but used the debossed side to add some interest. I cut a layer of Very Vanilla card stock with the Stitched Shapes Oval Framelits for the "Happy Birthday" sentiment.
|The Elk's image from the Wilderness Awaits stamp set was repeated for this panel and some splotches from Gorgeous Grunge were added.|
|This panel was stamped with the Badges and Banner stamp set and the image was cut out with the coordinating Banner Punch.|
|This panel was stamped with the Here's to Cheer's stamp set and Gorgeous Grunge.|
|This is a mirror image of the Elk from The Wilderness Awaits that was stamped on acetate and then transferred to the Very Vanilla panel. It isn't as dark as I would have liked it, but the image came through pretty clear. The "No. 1" is such a cute little stamp and is from the Badges and Banners. It was cut out with a 1 1/4" circle punch.|