Welcome to another day of inspiration blog hopping using 2 new sets that are available now at
Branching Out and Follow Your Dreams
Today, it's guy card day around here! From what I hear from many stampers, guy cards present a challenge as they don't come as easily as making a card for a the women in our lives or for the rambunctious kids we love. So I thought I would take these 2 sets, which could easily go feminine, and show the masculine side of them.
Below is the full pic of the sneak peek from last Thursday. The images and sentiment are just part of Theresa Momber's new set Follow your Dreams
To make the rustic feel on the focal image, I dragged 2 distress ink pads across GKD Pure Luxury Ivory card stock before stamping and die cutting. Now, I confess, and I can hear a few of my DT team members chuckling, I own a whole 3 distress ink pads, so to use 2 of them in one fell swoop, well....it's craziness! LOL
After it was stamped and die cut, I colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils. A few drags of the same ink over the GKD Tan Leather for the bottom panel were applied before stamping the birthday sentiment. A twill half bow and stamped cattails and dragonflies finish it off.
Finished card is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Supplies not listed:
Ink: Antique Linen and Weathered Wood Ranger Distress Ink, Versafine Onyx Black, Nestabilities Oval dies, Dimensional foam
For this next card, I combined Theresa's set with Branching Out, Melanie's newest set, to make a gift card enclosure
For this base of gift card holder, I stamped the largest of the branch images onto patterned paper and trimmed off the border, just leaving the image you see, a striped strip with linen thread stitching and a "bradded" tab were added to help balance the weight at the bottom and add a pop of color. The focal panel was stamped with the round branch image and die cut. The sentiment is from Follow your Dreams, omitting the dragonfly and substituting a blue bird from Branching Out that is popped up with dimensional foam.
Finished holder is 4-1/4"x 3-1/4"
Supplies not listed:
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia, VersaMagic Aegean Blue; Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Pyrus, Nestabilities Circle die
For even more samples of these new sets, please visit each of the GKD Design Team blogs listed below and leave a comment. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have of winning! Gina will announce the randomly chosen winners on her blog tomorrow!
Happy Hoppin' and Happy 18th Birthday to my daughter, Morgan!