If you've followed me at all, you are probably not one bit surprised that I pulled out the Traveler stamp set for my masculine card. It really is my "go to" masculine card set!
I started with a 11" x 4 1/4" card base in Chocolate Chip. I scored the front with my MFT stitched rectangles set. I then cut a layer of Pool Party with a smaller stiched rectangle and dry embossed it in a woodgrain embossing folder. I cut a piece of watercolor paper and stamped the world map onto it with Stazon Timber Brown Ink. Once dry, I used my Aqua Markers to watercolor the map in with my Pool Party, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive Ink Pads. Once I finished my watercoloring, I used a heat tool to dry it and then cut a stitched circle out of the Map. I then heat embossed the sentiment from the Friendly Wishes Stamp Set with Gold embossing powder on the Map. I glued my circle onto the lower half of the woodgrain background layer. I stamped the train on Whisper White cardstock, fussy cut it, and adhered with dimensionals. In the upper right corner I put a layer of burlap ribbon and a small piece of Chocolate Chip Chevron Ribbon from my huge stash. I stapled the ribbon to the upper right of the card. I then threaded a basic gold button with linen thread and adhered it the ribbon with glue dots.
For my second project I made a mini treat bag gift card holder. I used a large sheet of watercolor paper and stamped the world map on it twice side by side with Stazon Timber Brown ink. I then watercolored using my aqua painters with the same inks that I used on the map on my card. I dried the paper off with my heat tool and then cut out the mini treat bag with my die and glued it together. I glued a piece of burlap ribbon around the bag and stapled on a couple of pieces of Chocolate Chip Chevron ribbon and strand of linen thread to the left side of the burlap. I heat embossed another of the sentiments from the Friendly Wishes Stamp set in gold. I cut that out with a small stitched circle die and cut a larger stitched circle in Pool Party. I glued the sentiment onto the blue circle and then adhered it to the burlap ribbon with glue dots. I added a few gold Pink Posh sequins because it needed a little something :) Oh and one of my favorite parts of this little bag is that I used My Paper Pumpkin blue tissue paper for the inside of it!
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Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher
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Here are the Stampin' Up! Products Used:
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Non-Stampin' Up Products:
Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins
MFT Stitched Circles
Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangles