Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Best Guy T-Shirt - Stampin' Up! Custom Tee

 Today's card is a fun guy card for that special man in your life.  I designed this one for my monthly class last week and I wanted to show off a few retiring items one last time but also show the new Hexagons Dynamic Textured embossing folder from the Occasions catalog.  I was late getting in the game on this one but it's a very cool embossing folder and is perfect for guy cards!


  The card base is Delightful Dijon a retiring In Color.  This was definitely not my favorite In Color but I love it pair up with the grays.  I think it works perfectly in this masculine design.  Along the one edge, we stamped some of the small splatters from Gorgeous Grunge which is retiring.  

  We embossed the Basic Gray panel with the Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder.  Make sure to spritz your cardstock lightly with water prior to running it through the Big Shot.  The water helps soften the paper fibers and allows the impression to really be well defined.  

  The narrow Smoky Slate strip is stamped with the little arrow stamp from the Custom Tee stamp set.  This set and the matching framelits aren't carrying over to the new catalog so if you really like all the possibilities this set offers don't miss out.  We attached the stamped strip to the embossed panel and then added some staples to the top and bottom for a fun, masculine detail that isn't ribbon!  Do the staples before adhering the larger panel to the card front so you don't have the backs of the staples showing through on the inside of the card.  I would also suggest using Fast Fuse or Tear Tape to adhere the embossed panel to the front.  You need something a bit stronger than snail to keep the panel from curling and popping up.

  The t-shirt was made by first using markers to color the sentiment from Suite Sentiments and then stamping it on Whisper White cardstock.  Then the shirt was stamped in Basic Gray around the sentiment.  Much easier than trying to line up the large sentiment just right inside the shirt.  You can use the framelits to cut the shirt out or just hand cut it (we hand cut it in class).  Mount the shirt on the card front with dimensionals.

  I don't have a photo but on the inside of the card we stamped more of the splatters and then added another stamped t-shirt and customized the inside greeting with the Thoughtful Banners set.  I had some samples; Happy Father's Day, You're Amazing, Happy Birthday, and Thank You. 

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Custom Tee (retiring), Suite Sentiments (retiring), Gorgeous Grunge (retiring)

Ink: Delightful Dijon (retiring), Basic Gray, Smoky Slate  Markers: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Delightful Dijon (retiring)

Paper: Delightful Dijon, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Whisper White

Accessories: Hexagons Dynamic Impressions embossing folder, staples, dimensionals


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