We've also been having pretty nasty weather and everyone around me is complaining and wishing the rain and cold winds would "evaporate too". I'm not letting the weather dampen my spirit though. I guess I'm a bit like the old saying "when life gives you lemons.......... and I've managed to turn some of that gray dreariness into wonderful stamping adventures. So far I'm not minding this unusual Spring weather a bit.
Kath is challenging us this week to create a card or project in line with our Masculine "Anything Goes" theme.
We'd love to have you play along. There are so many talented stampers out there and we love to see your take on our weekly challenge. Be sure to check out our Design Team's inspiration this week at the Watercooler because there's ton's of inspiration. While you're there, be sure to check out our rules for entering your own creation. It's easy and fun. You'll find a Linksy at the bottom of the WWC166 post. This challenge is open until 5:00pm Mountain Time on Monday April 23rd, 2018.
Here's My Card:
This is my first time using the Truly Tailored Bundle from Stampin' Ups! Occasions catalogue, and I have to say I "love everything about it". There just aren't enough great masculine sets around, so this one just knocks it out of the park for ease of use. Whether it's the paper, the stamp images or the great Tailored Tag Punch, you can't beat this one.
Stamp Sets: Truly Tailored, Guy Greetings
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
DSP: True Gentleman #145593
Accessories: Paper Trimmer, Tailored Tag Punch, Small and Large Oval punches (R), Tom Bow Glue, Dimensionals, Detail Scissors.
This is a standard size Double Z- Fold card and folds to A2 size. To assemble:
1. Cut a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Chocolate Chip for the card base. Score at 2 1/4" and 5 1/2" and crease on score lines.
2. To dress up the base cut Designer Paper as follows:
- Cut a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of DSP for the large panel on the right, and
- cut two 2 1/2" x 4" pieces of DSP for the front and inside panels.
- Adhere all panels to the Chocolate Chip base with Tom Bow glue.
- Cut a 3 1/2" x 8 12" piece of Chocolate Chip for the base.
- Cut a 4" x 3 1/4" piece of DSP for the front left panel and two 1 7/8" x 3 1/4" pieces for the inside and back panels. Adhere with Tom Bow Glue.
- Cut a 3 3/4" x 3" piece of Very Vanilla for the largest panel, stamp the sentiment "Today is your Day....." in Early Espresso and add a 1/4" x 3 1/4" strip of dsp to the left side. Adhere to DSP.
- Cut a 1 3/4" piece of Very Vanilla and adhere to the inside panel. Leave the last panel with just the DSP layer.
- To attach the smaller Z-Fold to the larger one put sticky strip on the outside edges of the smaller Z-Fold. Remove the protective sheet from the end panel and center and adhere it to the back panel of the larger Z-fold. Remove the protective strips from the front panel of the small Z-Fold cener on the front panel of the larger one and adhere.
- After stamping the image "To a Classy Kind Of Guy" in Early Espresso on a scrap of Very Vanilla I used the Tailored Tag Punch to cut it out. Easy peasy! To add some pizzazz I cut a second tag from Chocolate Chip and after fussy cutting around the edge of the Very Vanilla sentiment with my detailed scissors I adhered the two tags together with Dimensionals and glued them to the center bottom of this panel. To add a little more dimension I stamped the comb portion of the sentiment again, cut it out and adhered with a small piece of Dimensionals over the original comb for a nice little pop.
- I left the inside panel in Very Vanilla without any sentiment or design and added a small happy birthday sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set onto a scrap of Very Vanilla. I punched this out with the old Small Ovals punch and layered it onto a Large Ovals that had been cut from Chocolate Chip - miss those two punches! To finish off this tag I stamped the small bow tie (so cute) in Crumb Cake and added it to the tag with Dimensionals.
- I love Z-fold cards, but I never find they have enough room to write your personal greeting on unless you use a light neutral for the base of the small Z-fold. Since I didn't do that I added a 4" x 5 1/4" piece ov Very Vanilla to the large panel on the back of the card. I've left mine plain but you could easily stamp another sentiment here.
Thank you for visiting my blog today and checking out my card. I really enjoyed using this stamp set and this truly amazing paper. I hope you'll leave me a comment and let me know how you like the Z-Fold card.
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