I have a number of birthday cards to make this month for the men in my life and have been anxious to use the Stampin' Up! Spec-tacular Single Stamp. I combined the little glasses of the stamp with a clean, graphic style that is very "man-friendly." This card and stamp can work for a "thank you" or Father's Day card, too.
This week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO283) was the foundation of my card. Note that I flipped it 90 degrees.
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:
- Simply fun! I stamped the Spec-tacular stamp in Early Espresso and then (partially) Real Red. One pair of glasses from Real Red was snipped out and popped up on slivers of Stampin' Dimensionals.
- Using a Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, I isolated just the words "one in a million" (eliminating "that makes you") on the sentiment. See the One in a Million stamp set images below.
- Real Red Core'dinations Card Stock was used as the background. It has a textured finish, perfect for a masculine card. View more of my Stampin' Up! Masculine Card Samples.
- The final coordinating touch is a bit of Real Red Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper on the envelope flap.
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Stamp Sets: Spec-tacular Single Stamp (Clear-Mount 132673), One in a Million (Wood-Mount 126380, Clear-Mount 126382)
Paper: Real Red Core'dinations Card Stock (129320), Crumb Cake (120953), Early Espresso (119686), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Real Red (126949), Early Espresso (126974)
Cool Tools: Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126187), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch: 3/16" Metallic Brads (119741), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Other: Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes (107297), Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (126902)