Making cards for the guys in our lives is not always easy.
We handcraft cards because we love to embellish ...
but dudes don't really care for embellishments.
But they do like texture.
And patterns, preferably geometric patterns.
Stampin' Up!® has this perfect geometric pattern in the Comfort Cafe
Designer Series Paper (DSP) package.
Cut a piece at 4" x 5.25" of the DSP and run through
Big Shot with Square Lattice textured impressions embossing folder.
I love this embossing folder for its look of linen!
The stamp set is "Blue Ribbon" stamped in Midnight Muse
on Very Vanilla cardstock.
The distressed look of this stamp set adds texture.
The center piece is stamped separately and punched with 1 3/8" circle punch.
I used glue dots to adhere the ribbon and a dimensional for the center.
You can step up the inside of the card with a pocket
for cash or gift card!
Fast and easy!
Stamp set: Blue Ribbon - page 33 of current catalog (exp 5/31/2013)
Clear Mount: 125981
Wood Mount: 125979
1-3/8" Circle Punch #119860 (page 184)
Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper #126898 (page 163)
Sahara Sand Card Stock #121043 (page 156)
Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650 (page 156)
Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976 (page 189)
and if you need:
Big Shot #115439 (page 186)