Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Inspired By Stamping August Release - Background Basics IV & Guy Sentiments

Hello, everyone!  Welcome to Day One of the August Release Sneak Peeks from Inspired By Stamping! This month, 6 new sets are being unveiled and they are ooooooh-so-helpful when you're making "Guy" cards.  The sets aren't just for the men in your life, but they do have a masculine edge to them.  Don't know about you, but manly cards are my biggest challenge.  I pleasantly surprised myself by making several dude cards that I really like!

Today we're showcasing Background Basics IV and Guy Sentiments.  (links will work on 8/10/13 when all sets are in the store)  This is one of the first cards I created post-surgery.  :-)  I crawled up to the attic on two different days to put this baby together.


Card elements on the diagonal slant seem to be a hot trend right now.  When I saw this sentiment from Guy Sentiments - which already has a tilt to it - that did it for me!  I decided to do a strip of cardstock, stamped with a pattern from Background Basics IV, on the diagonal, too.  A big swath of striped ribbon and a few vintage buttons...and this card was done!


Stuff to Know Before You Go:

Free Shipping will be available on all orders over $25. This is good for 48 hours ONLY:  August 10th at 7pm to August 12th at 7pm (Brisbane time). Coupon Code: AUGFREE  Buy all 6 sets for a bundled 10% discount.  Blog Candy!  Head over to Joanna's blog and leave one comment per day during the release for multiple chances to win.

Inspiration From Our Design Team:

Joanna ~ Tina  ~ Calypso  ~ Pam ~ Shani ~ Deb  ~ Colleen-you are here! ~ Kendra ~ Irit ~ SheaLeah   

Thank you SO much for your visit today!  See you tomorrow with another guy creation.  :-)

20 comments:

Shani Thomas said...

Now isn't that just a fantastic card?! Simple, yet so elegant (yes, guys deserve elegance too) and a design brilliantly executed!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Lovely clean and simple masculine card, I love it! The added ribbon adds the perfect touch!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the browns and the ribbon!!

Leah said...

This is great! I love the diagonal slant to the stamped panel. I hope you are feeling better!

Tina said...

The background stamp was used beautifully! Loving your colors too!

Shea said...

Oh this is LOVELY, Colleen! Truly elegant with flair, yet still masculine!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome angle use! Perfect masculine card~

Reusing with Quilling said...

This is fab masculine card !!

Benzi said...

Fabulous and so masculine. Always love browns and the ribbon pops.

Lisa said...

Love the angled design and knotted ribbon! Great dude card ;)

Pammejo said...

Fabulous card, love the brown and white together.

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

Awesome Card! Love the colors that you chose too!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Very stylish, classy guy card Colleen! Love the simple palette and diagonal. It adds so much!

Martha Herrera said...

I love this manly card! The colors are perfect and that ribbon is perfect. Hope you are feeling better, my friend.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Love that bold, graphic stripe! Great card!

Calypso's Crafts said...

This is stunning!! So clean and crisp, perfect ribbon too!!

Cheryl Wright said...

WOWSERS! What a fabulous card for a guy!

Maria said...

Fab background stamping and great bow for this perfect masculine card, Colleen!

nwilliams6 said...

Great guy sentiment and I love how you managed to get a giant ribbon on this and keep it masculine! Fabulous work - Hugz!

Leslie Miller said...

I have so enjoyed all your guy cards, Colleen! You're not alone in that you find guy cards the most difficult to make. I like how you did this one on the slant!

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