What's the secret to a masculine card? Classy and clean. Minimal embellishments. Using the new Very Versatile stamp set from Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini Catalog, you can assemble a classy and clean card for many occasions.
This card is intended to cheer up a my niece's dad, who is recovering from a motorcycle accident. He will heal but it's going to require patience. I figured he could use a "wish-come-true" sentiment. Here's a link to my gallery of masculine card ideas!
- The stem from Very Versatile (Occasions Mini) was inked in Chocolate Chip and stamped on Very Vanilla card stock (3 5/8" x 2 1/8").
- It's layered on Sage Shadow (3 3/4" x 2 1/4") followed by Chocolate Chip (4" x 2 1/2").
- The Sage Shadow Textured card stock panel measures 4" x 2 1/2". I added three of Stampin' Up!'s Chocolate Chip 5/16" Jumbo Brads. TIP: I haven't said this for ages. You gotta love how Stampin' Up! products coordinate beautifully.
- The Chocolate Chip card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2", scored on the side) is topped by a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Very Vanilla Textured card stock.
- The sentiment is also from the Very Versatile stamp set, Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla (2 1/2" x 3/4").
- To add a little pizzazz, I cropped a piece of Textured Chocolate Chip with a Large Oval Punch and adhered it to the end. TIP: Cut after adhering to the Vanilla card stock so it's a clean edge through both layers.
- I layered the sentiment on Sage Shadow card stock (2 3/4" x 1").
- The perfect touch is a Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla 5/16" Jumbo Brad. TIP: It's from the same assortment as the Chocolate Chip used above--Silver and Whisper White are also in the Neutrals Assortment).
- The sentiment is attached with two Stampin' Dimensionals for a little 3-D effect.
Did I mention that this card can be cut and assembled in less than 10 minutes? That qualifies it for my Stamping 911 category (quick cards in an emergency). Here's a link to a more Stamping 911 card possibilities.
Stamp Set: Very Versatile (113806, Occasions Mini)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Very Vanilla Textured (108693), Sage Shadow (101563), Sage Shadow Textured (108695), Chocolate Chip (102128), Chocolate Chip Textured (108697)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools: Large Oval Punch (107305)
The Perfect Touch: 5/16" Jumbo Brads (112534, Neutrals Assortment), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)