Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hats off to YOU!

Who doesn't like a good top hat?!?  I just love this new stamp set, GUY GREETINGS!  It has everything you need to make a wonderful manly card. 

The hardest part for me when I make a masculine card is choosing the colors.  I don't want it to be dark.  It seems like a lot of "boys" colors aren't bright and booming.  So I chose Wild Wasabi to bring the other colors to life.

For the background label, I used the Sale-a-braion paper, and colored it with Wild Wasabi.  The shiny areas (embossed) resist the ink and leave it white.  I just love this paper and technique.

I stamped the hats on Marina Mist with the same color ink.  I love this look as it's very subtle but still gives the detail.  I'm not a fussy cutter usually but I knew these would have to be.

I used the hats and stamped them three times in a row with color on color again.  Then I stamped the saying...purposely crooked...across them.  I love the contrast!

On the left is my card and on the right is the card I received from Elaine Schader in a swap at leadership.  I just love swapping.