Need to see more masculine cards? Check out my Stampin' Pretty blog's left side bar under "Samples By Theme," hit the "masculine" button and scroll to your heart's content. I'm so excited about this new organization style for my samples.
Are you game to try Julee Tilman's mojo sketch this week?
Sometimes I take it for granted that "everyone" knows how to use a Paper Piercing Tool and Mat to line up brads. However, I remember when the light bulb went on for me, quite by accident really. The days of eyeballing brad placement are over!
My latest 1 Minute to "WOW" Video Tutorial will help you get your silver "soldiers" standing at attention.
- To give the sentiment a vintage touch, I rubbed VersaMark Ink on the Curly Label edges.
- Punch up a quick background using circle punches. A 1/2" and 3/4" Circle Punch were used for the right panel. I used a 1" Circle Punch for the half circle detail above the sentiment.
- Coordinating Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes (107297) will be the final step in getting this card ready to deliver.
SNEAK PEEKS CONTINUE. Inquiring minds want to know . . . I plan to have plenty of Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration samples ready to satisfy your curiosity over the next few weeks. The Mini starts Jan. 4 and Sale-A-Bration on Jan. 25.
Stamp Set: Afterthoughts (Hostess Level 1, WM 118388, CM 120121)
Paper: Elegant Soir?e Designer Series Paper (117163), Basic Gray (121044), Crumb Cake (120953), Baja Breeze (111352)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120), VersaMark (102283)
Cool Tools: Curly Label Punch Extra Large (119851), 1/2" Circle Punch Small (119869), 3/4" Circle Punch Medium (119873), 1" Circle Punch Medium (119868), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826)
The Perfect Touch: Silver Brads (104336), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
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