It’s a cold and snowy day here in Nevada. A good day to stay in and craft. Today’s card was inspired from a You Tube live video by Lost in Paper I watched this afternoon. Therese lives in Australia and was making a masculine card based on an old sketch by Case this sketch!
I started with a Heavy Basic White card base cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored and folded in half. I then cut a piece of Night of Navy to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8. I cut a piece of Basic White to 5 1/4 x 4 and used the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder #152702 to give the piece some texture.
I then cut two 1 inch strips of Well Suited DSP #154562. I cut one for the card front down to 4 inches and then I punched the flags out with the Banner Triple punch #138292. I cut three flags and then trimmed them down to 2 inches.
I popped up the paisley side of the strip with dimensionals and then glued two flags navy side to the top of the strip and then placed the middle flag underneath the strip. I added a dimensional under the two top flags to keep them the same height as the paisley strip. I added 3 of the very popular new matte black dots #154284 to finish it off.
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink from the Handsomely Suited stamp set on a scrap of Night of Navy and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I used the Classic Label punch #141491 to punch it out. I added some mini dimensionals to pop it centered between the edge and the strip.
For the inside I duplicated the front with a piece of Basic White 4 x 5 1/4 glued to a piece of Night of Navy cut to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8. I stamped the sentiment from the Handsomely Suited stamp set in Night of Navy. I added a 1/2 strip of the paisley print DSP up about 1/2 inch from the bottom. I then added a piece of the navy print cut to 6 by 2 1/4 to the envelope flap and trimmed it down.
Here’s the sketch the card was based off of. CTS#25 retro or new CTS#405.
I’m sure you will agree with me that it is always a challenge to make masculine cards! I feel like this sketch lent itself well to a masculine card.
We are expecting more snow tonight and tomorrow so I might just have another card for you tomorrow. If so it will probably be a Valentine’s card. I’m running out of time to get them made in time to mail.