How are you today ?? I am SO excited and happy because I checked on the UPS site this morning and my Preorder box is coming TODAY !! So totally expect some sneak peaks from the new Catty coming soon !! In the mean time, there are still lots of great Retiring items to play with !! And my card today uses a few of them, plus the awesome NEW Epic Day Washi Tape ! This awesome product is brand new to Stampin' Up! but its ALL the rage. They have the 3 pack I used there thats part of the Epic Day collection, and also another 3 pack in the catalogue that matches the Gingham Garden Suite. I LOVE this fun patterned tape, and thought it would work well for a masculine card ! I paired it with Sassy Salutations and well as the retiring Distressed Dots and French Foliage stamp sets. I LOVE the results !! Take a look !!
Isn't that so fun and funky ?? I also busted out my Heat Tool and Pewter embossing powder, love that ! I embossed the gorgeous Happy Birthday sentiment from Sassy Salutations in the Pewter powder onto Pool Party card stock and also the Distressed Dots onto a scrap of Basic Gray. I then tore around the edges of these pieces into the shape I wanted. I also spritzed the Pool Party piece with the Pool PArty marker and Color Spritzer. This AWESOME tool is retiring, so if you love all of those splatters - get it while you can !! My main Whisper White layer measured 3-3/4" x 5" and I stamped that one a few times with the splatter image from the French Foliage set in Crumb Cake ink. I also used the Color Spritzer tool here with the Basic gray and Calypso Coral markers. I wrapped a few pieces of the Epic Day washi tape around the edges, and thought hey don't need them to keep them down, I love the look of a few staples as well !! The scrap of embossed Basic Gray was stapled down as well.
I adhered my Whisper White piece to a piece of Crumb Cake measuring 4" x 5-1/4". I then wrapped some Calypso Coral Bakers Twine around it a few times. This was also the perfect card to use a Cute Clip on !! These Hung Up Cute Clips are SO sweet and I though the arrow would work great here ! Love all the touches of silver in this card - the embossing powder, this clip and the staples ! Makes a masculine card still have some shine. Lastly, I adhered my sentiment piece with some Dimensionals and and adhered everything to a Basic Gray card base with some more Dimensionals. Love it !
Here is a shot of the inside of the card. I love it almost as much as the front !! I took a piece of Pool Party cardstock measuring 4" x 5-1/4" and stamped those Distressed Dots again using the Pool Party ink. I then took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" and stamped the Thinking of You from Sassy Salutations in Calypso Coral in. A few spritzes with my Color Spritzer tool with the Basic Gray marker and a few more pieces of washi and this turned out SUPER cute ! I love making the inside as beautiful as the outside ! Very fun.
Well I hope you enjoyed this card today ! Its a really different style for me but I am SO loving it ! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!
Stamp Sets: Sassy Salutations (wood #126705, clear #126707), French Foliage (wood #120845, clear #121166), Distressed Dots (wood only #122815)
Ink: Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad #126983, Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #126975, VersaMark Ink Pad #102283, Basic Gray and Crumb Cake Markers (Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers Collection #119703), Pool Party & Calypso Coral Markers (2011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Markers Collection #123002)
Paper: Basic Gray #121044, Crumb Cake #120953, Pool Party #122924, Whisper White #100730
Accessories: Epic Day Washi Tape #131269, Pewter Stampin' Emboss Powder #124114, heat Tool #129053, Color Spritzer Tool #107066, Hung Up Cute Clips #129389, Calypso Coral Bakers Twine #125573