Monday, May 29, 2017

SSINKspiration Masculine Monday Meets Fab Friday Sketch Challenge: Traveler

Good morning and Happy Memorial Day!  Enjoying the long extended weekend and remembering all those who sacrificed for the freedoms we now get to enjoy.  We only have a few days left of the current catalog (can't believe it) so for today's SSINKspiration Masculine Monday post I decided to combine it with the Fab Friday sketch challenge and show off some of the wonderful retiring products before you lose out on being able order them, some of my favorites.

I started with Dapper Denim cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Basic Black cardstock as a mat for the Crumb Cake cardfront that was embossed with the Big Shot and the Seaside Embossing Folder (and then sponged over the embossing with some Soft Suede ink).  Next I added a piece of Dapper Denim 3/8" Ruched Ribbon (retiring) and a piece of Urban Underground Speciality Designer Series Paper (retiring).

For the stamped image I used the Traveler Stamp Set (retiring) and stamped the train in Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla cardstock before cutting it out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits (I also sponged around the edge with Dapper Denim ink).  The greeting is from the Guy Greetings stamp set and was stamped in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla ink and then cut it out with the Big Shot and Layering Ovals Framelits (also sponged the edge with Dapper Denim ink).  Both stamped images were attached to the cardfront with dimensionals.  The final touch was to add a bow out of Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine.

These are both great stamp sets for masculine cards and with Father's Day coming up, as well as year long birthdays, it's always good to let the guys in our lives know how much we love and appreciate them!  The other design team members have made some great masculine cards that will provide further inspiration so go check them out!

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:

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  1. Great job taking our sketch masculine - love that train! Your little flag elements over that background are a great combo of textures, colors and patterns, too - thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

  2. What a cool masculine card! The colors are perfect and so is your layering. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  3. I just love the way the Seaside folder adds texture and movement. A great masculine card and a perfect take on our sketch. Thanks for playing so faithfully!

  4. Great card! I never would have thought to pair the Seaside embossing with the train but the embossing definitely goes with the flow of steam coming from the engine! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!


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