I'm so pleased with the wonderful variety of stamp sets in the new Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter 2008 Idea Book and Catalog (download available on my right side bar). However, I have a penchant for both silhouette stamps and sales (15% off 10 stamp sets) . . . so Pocket Silhouettes and Upsy Daisy both made my "must-have" list.
This card is for my nephew who is turning thirty something (I lost count once he reached 18). He's definitely not a ribbon or felt flower kind of guy. TIP: To create a masculine card, keep it simple. Neutral colors are a sure thing (not that you can't use color but there's a little more guesswork). I chose to work with Kraft, Chocolate Chip and Basic Black.
The card base (4.25 x 5.5) is Kraft card stock and the banner is Basic Black with a layer of Chocolate Chip on top. To add texture to the Chocolate Chip, it took a ride through my Big Shot. TIP: Here's the "magic" sandwich for using a Cuttlebug embossing folder in the Big Shot. The base is the Big Shot Multi-Purpose Platform, set to Tab 1. Next is the Cuttlebug embossing folder (in this case Tiny Mosaic) with the card stock inside of it. Two acrylic mats top things off. Crank-a-roo! It worked beautifully.
I stamped the Pocket Silhouettes (now 15% off) stamp (Basic Black ink) on Kraft card stock. It's cut and embossed using Nestabilities rectangles (and the Big Shot). Chocolate Chip and a long piece of Basic Black card stock provide the background.
The sentiment is from Upsy Daisy (also 15% off). It was dipped in Basic Black, stamped on Kraft and popped out with a Key Tag Punch. The final touch was the "heavy metal" look of Jumbo Eyelets in Pewter.
Check out my "You've Got Male" Category for more masculine card ideas.
Hugs and Pretties . . . . M
Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes, Upsy Daisy
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Basic Black
Cool Tools: Crop-a-Dile, Key Tag Punch, Big Shot, Nestabilities Rectangles, Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaic Embossing Folder
The Perfect Touch: Jumbo Eyelets (Pewter)