Thursday, June 18, 2015

Fab Friday Sketch Challenge: Guy Greetings

 Good morning!  Today's the last day of school (Aidan is so excited!!) so we've been busy with all the end of year activities this week.  We're also getting ready for Father's Day this weekend so I decided to take a break and play along with this weeks  Fab Friday sketch challenge for a fun masculine card.  This sketch is nice and simple and I like the little strip accents (it's a perfect way to use up paper scraps if you have those around).

I started with Crumb Cake for the cardbase and then added a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock and stamped the greeting from the Guy Greetings stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink.  I added two paper strips, one piece of Crumb Cake cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and Chevron Embossing Folder and a piece of Chocolate Chip Polka Dot paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.

For the main stamped image I used the tool stamp from the Guy Greetings stamp set and stamped it in Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I wanted to add some texture to the image so I used one of the splatter stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and stamped in Crumb Cake ink (stamped off once so it's a little lighter) and then sponged around the edge with Mossy Meadow ink.  For a mat for the stamped image I used the Big Shot and new Tags & Labels Framelits and cut two pieces using Marina Mist cardstock to add decorative pieces peeking out of both sides.  I used dimensionals to attach this final layer to the cardfront and finalized it by adding a double bow using Early Espresso Baker's Twine.

I really like how this card turned out and this will be one of the cards we make at Friday's "All about the guys card class" and left the greeting more generic on the outside and then you and stamp the specific greeting on the inside, birthday, Father's Day, etc.  It's a great way to get ready for greetings for all the guys in your life.

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Have a great day, enjoy!

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  1. What a fabulous take on the sketch - Guy Greetings is such a great "man" set! Your color combo is perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  2. Oh this is really great! I love the rich colors and this is a great layout for a manly card! This is so masculine, love it! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!


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