Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | For a True Gentleman
It can be really difficult to create something “lovey” for men sometimes, I think they like to receive cards that let them know how much we care, but find it’s a fine line to tread between something romantic yet manly.
I think that’s where the right paper can make all the difference, the True Gentleman DSP is part of a larger suite of products designed for the guys in our lives and was perfect for my project today, great masculine colours and designs, but with plenty of the pattern, texture and colour that I love.
My card is C.A.S.E.’d from this one I found on Pinterest – such a great source of inspiration – I don’t usually copy a design or style exactly, but I loved everything about this layout and really only changed the patterns and colours.
The background of the True Gentleman DSP is Very Vanilla, so my base is in Thick Very Vanilla cardstock – so happy to have this in our catalogue and is a standard top fold and I added a piece of 10 x 14.3cm plaid pattern to the front.
My Big Shot really got a workout with this card, I die cut a Very Vanilla circle, using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and added the large heart from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to one side.
The word “love” was die cut using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits in Copper Foil. I find that the little release dots are very noticeable on the foil cardstock so decided to run it through the Big Shot again and as my cutting plates are very well-loved, thought I’d pop a scrap of Whisper White on top to prevent it picking up marks from my plates. The result was this “hammered” look that I really like, the shine is still there, but subdued and there’s a subtle texture that adds interest to what is really a very plain card.
The little faux envelope was made with a 1-1/2 strip of Very Vanilla, the Triple Banner Punch and my Stampin’ Trimmer. I have a little slide show below to show you how I made it. I added one of the tiny hearts from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits cut from a scrap of the Wood Textures DSP to the flap and my card front was finished 🙂
How to make a mini faux envelope
I kept the inside quite simple as well, a couple of cardstock layers and the word “you” die cut using the Celebrate You Thinlits (a FREE Level 2 reward in the current Sale-A-Bration brochure).
Some Night of Navy washi tape added extra colour and texture to the top and bottom and I couldn’t quite restrain myself so stamped the XOXO from Bloomin’ Love in Tranquil Tide ink. 🙂
I hope you liked my rather simple card today, this would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or even just because – guys need those too 🙂 I’ll be back next week with some more Valentine’s ideas, definitely some more masculine ones as well as other goodies, I hope you’ll come back to see what I’ve been up too.
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