The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team are back with a hop featuring projects made with the Classic Garage Suite.
We all have need for masculine cards at some stage throughout the year – whether it be for a birthday or for Father’s Day. I’ve created cards for both occasions, but you can easily change out the sentiments as needed and swap the occasion.
I used to struggle with masculine cards, so to overcome my fear of them, I keep a mostly white card base so that I don’t overcrowd them with too many layers. You probably all know by now that I love my layers, but sometimes they just don’t work for man cards.
I decided to start off with a Father’s Day card. I love the shape of this sentiment and love the fact that there’s a matching die for it! This sentiment was the starting point for my card.
On the card base I randomly stamped the three nuts as a background stamp in Smoky Slate Ink. I then added two strips of DSP from Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and a strip of Basic Black Cardstock. To add some colour I took some Crushed Curry Cardstock and cut out the car badge with a thinlit from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies. I also looped some Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon and placed it to the side of the sentiment. It still felt a little bare, so I cut some cogs in Basic Black Cardstock with various sized cogs from Garage Gears Thinlits Dies.
For my second card, I took the oil stain like background stamp and stamped it on card base with Smoky Slate Ink. I then took some DSP from Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and the large cog die and ran it through the Bigshot. I placed a strip of Crushed Curry DSP and a strip of Basic Black Cardstock across my card and then added a circle. On the circle I placed my lightly coloured vintage card, from Geared Up Garage, and added the sentiment. I was determined to add one of these cool Classic Garage Metal Elements on one of my projects. This card will be the one I give to my husband for his birthday. We have two vintage cars, so I know he will LOVE this card.
The Artisans have created amazing projects using this suite. Make sure you visit the teams blogs and see what they’ve created. The next talented cardmaker on the hop is my friend is Rochelle Blok. You will absolutely love what she has to show you.
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Basic Black Cardstock
Stamp Set: Geared Up Garage
Ink: Black Stazon Ink, Smoky Slate Ink
Other Products: Classic Garage Metal Elements, Black/Silver 1/’4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon, Garage Gears Thinlits Dies
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