It's Sunday and time for this week's The Paper Players challenge. Anne Marie has selected a challenge that I am sure you will all love...Clean and Simple with a Masculine theme. As for my card...it may not look clean...but it doesn't get much simpler than this! Enjoy today's Clean And Simple MASculine card...a style which I refer to as "CAS MAS"!
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips: CAS MASThe finished dimensions of this card are 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".
- Texture! Use Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to add pizzazz to clean and simple cards. With a strong pattern such as the Houndstooth pattern, the second pattern needs to be "cleaner". Stripes, a featured product in the Sale-A-Bration brochure, works perfectly to elongate the lines of the Sailboat image. Tip: Make those patterns "pop" by brayering on a light layer of ink. I used Crumb Cake ink over Naturals Ivory card stock.
- Bows-a-go-go! Bows can go on a masculine card, especially when crafted from Hemp Twine!
- No boat...no problem! I used the fabulous Sail Away sailboat image, an ala carte stamp from the 2011 Summer Mini catalog. I inked it with Early Espresso Craft Ink and heat embossed it with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. What? You don't have this stamp? Don't despair! This image is also available for My Digital Studio! How cool is that!
Stamp Set: Sail Away (123013...retired; Sail Away Stamp Brush - Digital Download 126030); Inks: Early Espresso Craft Ink (119719...Neutrals Collection), Crumb Cake (121030); Card Stock: Crumb Cake (120953), Naturals Ivory (101849); Tools: Heat Tool (100005), Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130), Brayer (102395), Big Shot (113439), Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123134), Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123128), Sponge Daubers (102892); Glitz and Glam: Hemp Twine (100982)