I'm still not sure how I feel about this card. I like it, but I don't love it. I will admit to having a hard time figuring how to use this week's color combo. I thought a masculine card would be the best way to go. I'm curious to see what the other DT members and other stampers who'll join in this week's challenge will do with these colours.
Most of the stamps I used come from the Plane & Simple stamp set from the minicatalogue, a great masculine set if you're looking to add a new one to your collection. For some mysterious reason, though, the sentiment went from "Happy Father's Day" in English to "Happy birthday, Dad" in French, so I pulled out an old hostess set that was called "All Argyle" and that I keep nearby because there's a lot of useful sentiments in it, and I used the argyle stamp on the tag as well. After finishing the card, I discovered that the Teeny Tiny Wishes also has a Happy Father's Day sentiment, so I guess this could also be used if you'd like to use something current.
The background cardstock was dry-embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder, which has a great geometric pattern that really sets the tone on masculine cards. I also added a jumbo eyelet and some twill for a bit of additional texture, and some inked edges for a more rugged look. The plane was inked with my More Mustard ink pad and I used the Cajun Craze marker to add some shading on it before stamping.
Tip: If you look closely at the stamp set in the mini, you'll notice that it includes two borders. I hadn't noticed before receiving the set, but those two borders are supposed to be mounted together on one wood block. That is not exactly what I had in mind because I wanted to be able to stamp them separately without using a marker, so I cut them apart and mounted them on each side of the wood block. I added the image stickers on the sides of the block.
Notice how the card only uses cardstock and no patterned paper? A rare occurence for me...
Come join the fun! Here is the LINK to our challenge blog, where you can share a link to your creation, and links to the other DT members' creations:
Stampin' up! Supplies
Stamps: Ça plane! (Plane & Simple), Tout en losange (All Argyle)
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Poppy Parade, Ivory Confetti
Inks: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Distressing tool (Cutting kit), daubers, twill, jumbo eyelet,
Circle punch, Square Lattice embossing folder,
Decorative Label punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, markers