Hello folks! Quick post today since I have a little prep work to do for Hostess Club tonight. Today's card is a little off of my beaten track. It is not the type of card that I typically make nor is it the type of image or set that I tend to gravitate towards and as a result, buy for myself. However, I am VERY happy with the results. I wanted a few new cards in my stash for the "menfolk" so when the set premiered in the Occasions Mini Catalog, it looked like something that might work. I wasn't gaga for it but knew I could use it for my purposes. Well, what a difference a day can make! I pulled this set out and played with it over the weekend and wow! I have to say it is new favorite. In addition to the masculine graphic images, there are several sentiments and border strip type images. they work really well together or on their own with other stamp sets. So without further ado...
Pretty different for me huh? I figured those men in our lives might not always appreciate pink butterflies and swirly fonts. This one sports quite a bit of distressing. I tore the DSP, a piece of crumpled First Edition DSP, and then inked the edges with Early Espresso and a little River Rock ink. The spiral edge is also crumpled a bit and bent to resemble a page torn out of a notebook. That lovely brad tacking the sentiment onto the card is an Antique Brad. I thought the etching in the middle of it reminded me of a compass which worked well with the plane theme.
I stamped the plane in Night of navy ink and then punched it out with my 2 1/2" circle punch. Then, with the file in the Distressing Kit, I roughed up the edges. River Rock and Early espresso were added here as well.
The sentiment could be changed to make this card work for a birthday or even Father's Day. The stamp set includes all of these sentiments in addition to the thank you.
I know I mentioned a little sneak preview about the upcoming Summer Mini catalog. well, i have learned that I am unable to spill those beans just yet but as soon as I can share, I will!
I hope you have a great day and get some stamping time in for yourself. Later taters!