Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Vintage Deer & Ruffled Paper Tutorial
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I sometimes struggle with a concept for a more masculine based card, but how about a masculine based stamp made feminine? I decided to challenge myself and see what I could come up with!
There were three items I immediately put on my want list when I browsed the new Holiday catalog for the first time and I featured all three in this card: the Remembering Christmas stamp set, the Sweater Weather Designer Series paper, and the Burlap ribbon. When you look at all three of these items there is no denying they all look quite masculine together, however, add in a little Pool Party polka dot paper and some vintage ruffles and all the sudden it takes on a feminine feel! I've created a step by step photo tutorial below on how to create this card along with paper ruffles - hope you enjoy!
Stamp sets: Remembering Christmas
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pool Party (Subtles DSP pack), Sweater Weather DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Big Shot: Oval Framelits Collection
Accessories: Burplap ribbon, Designer Silver Basics buttons (retired), small hole punch, Sticky Strip, Stampin' dimensionals, Snail adhesive, Glue Dots, Stampin' Spritzer, paper snips
Begin by cutting a Smoky Slate cardbase measuring 4 1/4" x 11". Cut a Pool Party polka dot layer measuring 4 1/8" x 5 1/4", followed by a Sweater Weather DSP (brown plaid) layer measuring 3 7/8" x 5". Glue all layers together using Snail.
I hope this tutorial gave you a little inspiration! Always remember that a stamp image doesn't have to be used for its intended purpose - masculine can be made feminine and Christmas images, used in the right way, can be used any time of the year! Challenge yourself to see what you can come up with!
Have an inspiring day! Until next time...