Bold & Embossed Happy Father’s Day Card

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Bold colors and crisp embossing is a thoroughly masculine way to create a Father’s Day card.  My inspiration for the repeat pattern of embossing was from this gift card box from Amazon.  I thought it was oh so cool!

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STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIP:  I found that I could eyeball the the repeat pattern (no Stamp-a-ma-jig or Clear-Mount Guides needed) by mounting the clear-mount sentiment on a block diagonally.  For me, this little trick removes any prismatic effect I sometimes get if I mount a stamp near an edge of a long, skinny block.  Give it a try.  I use this method even when i’m adding just a single sentiment.

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Stamp Set:  Best Dad Ever (Wood-Mount 120399, Clear-Mount 120681)
Paper:  Summer Starfruit (126859), Real Red (102482), Basic Black (121045)
Ink:  VersaMark (102283)
Cool Tools:  Heat Tool (129053), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Stripes Embossing Folder (123128)
The Perfect Touch:  Bright Brads (119740), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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0 Comments:

  1. Catching up on some blogs I’ve missed out on lately and I love this masculine card. The embossing is so perfect!

  2. Carol Carriveau

    Very cool card…so bright and different. Thank you for the stamp tip….

  3. Love it! It’s so bold & striking. The embossing looks oh-so-fab!!

  4. nancy littrell

    It is amazing how you have used the new Summer Starfruit so beautifully. Love it and thanks for the diagonal mounting trick. TFS

  5. Great tip! TFS

  6. Dianna Cartwright

    This is Awesome!!! TFS!!!

  7. Mary, great card — even better mounting tip!! Thanks SO much!

  8. Don’t think I understand how that can work, but will try it! Thanks for all, you are a blessing!

  9. So dynamic! I angle my skinny sentiments too but I don’t know if I could have lined up this many perfectly 🙂

  10. I like how you used the box from Amazon as inspiration! Fantastic.

  11. Really cool card!! Thanks for the stamping tip also :o)

  12. What a cool box. 😀

    Love the card, too!

  13. Wow, you eyeballed this?! I’m impressed – it’s so straight!

  14. tammy fletcher

    I too have tried mounting the stamp that way and find it works great….thought I was just a little “crooked”…haha

  15. i’m working on my top 10 favorites list (one for stamps and one for accessories, valeri. should be next week 🙂

  16. Brilliant! I love, love, love this card. And thanks for the diagonal mounting tip…I will definitely give that a try.

  17. Love your card….I find inspiration in lots of places, too….I often catch myself studying the fabric of people’s clothing looking at the color combos and designs/patterns….thinking “that would be great in a cardstock”….crazy, I know…LOL

  18. kathy/NorthCarolina

    That card has such great “WOW” factor…I love the clear embossing on black. Classy!

  19. This card is one cool character! I know there’s alot to take in with the new catalog, but we are eagerly awaiting ” Your Top Ten”…Hurry Up ( LOL)

  20. When you were telling me about this technique on Wednesday, I honestly was having some troubles understanding the “how to” on this technique. I totally “get it” now. HOW AWESOME! Many Thanks Mary for yet another PERFECT solution to some of our “same-old/same-old” stamping issues. You realling are the BEST!

  21. The box is oh so cool but so is your card, Mary! I LOVE it! Great colors too!

  22. SO pretty! And again, great inspiration, Mary! Thanks for the tip on mounting the sentiment diagonally – will definitely give that a try soon!

  23. Cathy from Illinois

    Clever idea! Love it!

  24. Oooo, I love that idea of mounting the stamp diagonally on the block. Will try that! Thanks Mary!!!

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