I love to show people that you don't need to buy a lot of extra "stuff" just to make one card! I don't have a lot of "manly" supplies around my scrap room, so I chose to use Veranda papers for my card. And I left off embellishments completely, because this one stamp set has so much to choose from.
First, I chose two of the simper patterns from the Veranda paper pack. This makes it easier to use a more feminine paper pack for a masculine feeling card. In this case, my two patterns had some small diamond shapes, which coordinate perfectly with the argyle stamp in the set. And I chose to use the Circle Collection pattern from the Wishes book to repeat the shapes of the watch and medallion stamps in the set.
I used a lot of Emboss Resist Technique on this card, along with ink sponging. This is a great technique for combining multiple colors in a collage style, as well as having a light image on a dark background as on my medallion piece. I sponged the edges of my papers for definition, adhered my main pieces, and popped up the medallion piece on foam tape.
Despite the variety of designs & colors, this was a quick card to put together. The goal was to use what I already had on hand, so don't feel like you need to replicate a card exactly when you see one you like; use what you have!
Following are the supplies I used for my card. You can see them all in better detail on my website if you wish; just click on each link in the list below.
- Wishes Card Confidence Program book
- Veranda Level 2 Paper Packet
- D1422 Wonderful Friend, June stamp of the month
- Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads in Creme Brulee, Juniper, Garden Green, and Cocoa
- Versamark Stamp Pad
- Clear Detail Embossing Powder
- Craft Heater embossing gun
- Craft Tray
- Round Sponge
- Tombow Adhesive
- Foam Tape