Bold shapes and crisp colors are the perfect recipe for this masculine birthday card that's destined for my 11 year old nephew. Today's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO263) provided the elements. I did a little "creative translation" to keep the look balanced and man-friendly.
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- Circles are an easy way to go bold and masculine. The sentiment circle mirrors the Early Espresso one of the same size (2 1/2").
- A handsome palette of Island Indigo, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla were inspired by the prints I pulled from Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper (Holiday Catalog). Each sheet is 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". Ideal for year round card making.
- For a little extra pizzaz, I added a Stampin' Up! Island Indigo 3/8" Designer Printed Brad.
- Stampin' Up! Sweet Essentials stamp set offers every day basics in a snappy font. Complete set of images are at the end of this post.
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Stamp Set: Sweet Essentials (Wood-Mount 126455, Clear-Mount 125457)
Paper: Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (126904), Island Indigo (122923), Early Espresso (119686), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Early Espresso (126974)
Cool Tools: 1 3/8" Circle Punch (119860), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906), 3/16" Corner Punch (119871), 1" Square Punch (for flagged end, 124094)
The Perfect Touch: 3/8" Designer Printed Brads (122940), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)