The Urban Underground suite from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue was one of the collection I was most looking forward to ordering and playing with. I think it might be the best masculine suite Stampin' Up! has ever come up with. I love the colors, the designs, the touches of silver, the awesome metal embellishments, the tool kit and dies... Pretty much all of it, really. I thought the Freshly Made Sketch #272 would lend itself to piling a few tools in the corner of the card. I wanted to make this card for my dad, and so I used a typewriter to type my own sentiment, which reads, "Thanks for all of the tools you've given me." I like the double meaning behind it, since my dad DID give me tools when I moved into my first apartment and more recently, when I bought my condo (we moved on to power tools).
By the way, I thought I'd point out this detail about the Urban Underground embellishments since it is not mentioned in the catalogue: they are already mounted on mini glue dots (like our rhinestones and pearls are). I was expecting loose embellishments in a little container, so I was totally surprised when I received my order and saw them mounted on a clear sheet. I guess it saves a step and adhesive, so it's a good surprise, really.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Les bons outils (Nailed It)
Cardstock: Delightful Dijon, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Basic Grey
Ink: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Delightful Dijon
Accessories: Silver Paper, Build It Framelits Dies, Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape,
Vanilla Medium Envelope, Urban Underground Embellishments, Metallics Enamel Shapes, Typewriter