I’ll be honest…I don’t seem to have very many masculine sets. So on occasions that require a more “manly” card, such as Father’s Day, I have to get creative! This is this year’s result:
The sneak peek on this one is the new Fancy Fan Letterpress Plate. This letterpress plate gives the card a very classic look and something different from a background stamp or a Texturz Plate. With the letterpress plates, it is recommended that Craft Ink is used. I don’t have a big supply of Craft Ink, so instead, I inked the plate with Versamark! This gave the card a very monochromatic, almost vintage look.
I used the Medallion stamp with Early Espresson ink as the main image. An Antique Brad sets it off nicely. Here’s a tip for placing a brad, when your 1/16th punch or Crop-a-Dile won’t reach – use the Paper-Piercing Tool (item #116631, $3.50 US) with the Mat Pack (item 105826, $9.95) to punch a hole for the brad. I use the piercing template and mat from the Mat Pack to support the card stock. Then, I punch a hole straight down, and kind of rotate the tool around to make the hole a wee bit larger. Perfect!
The sentiment is from Plane & Simple (another great masculine set that appeared in the Occasions Mini…too bad I just used it for a birthday card!), stamped in Not Quite Navy, and layered onto Peach Parfait, punched out with the Modern Label punch (item 119849, $16.95), sponged with Early Espresso (as were the other layers). Antique Brass Metallic brads complete the look!
The envelope was stamped from the ink left on the Medallion stamp, to tie it all together.
Stamps: Medallion (item 115223, $17.95), Plane & Simple (from the Occasions Mini)
Card Stock: Peach Parfait, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Not Quite NavyVersamark
Accessories: Antique Brads, Metallic Brads, Fancy Fan Letterpress plate
Techniques: Letterpress for Big Shot, sponging