April 8, 2013

Man Oh Man Monday No. 5

Happy Monday!

I am bringing you a very simple card today.  Men like simple, right?  Or at least some men do.  The card focuses almost entirely on a stamp I fell in love with by Paper Smooches called appropriately Dapper.  It is an amazing two-toned background that is perfect for guys as well as gals.  The design is fabulous and makes you look like a stamping pro (that of course you already know you are).

I would qualify this card as Easy Going.

I went with a fresh green and white color scheme (this would obviously be great for St. Patrick's Day too!).  I simply stamped Dapper once on a piece of white cardstock and then stamped the distinctive handwritten sentiment also by Paper Smooches sideways to the right.  I was going to leave it at that, but I decided to go with an added dash of flash in the way of matching glitter tape...dapper indeed!  I then adhered the white card panel to a green card base with dimensional adhesive and called it done.  Clean, simple and debonair which can be attributed to a fantastically designed stamp.  Thanks, Paper Smooches!  I don't think we've seen the last of Dapper.

MOMM Tips:
MOMM Tip No. 1: Use a well designed background stamp as the focus of your card.  With that one design you don't need much to dress it up.
MOMM Tip No. 2: Monochromatic can be magnificent.  Choose one color and go for it!

Have you used Dapper before?  What did you think?  Is there a background stamp that you have a design-crush on? 

Happy creating,

Stamps: Dapper and Sentiment SamplerPaper Smooches
Ink: seed packet, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger
Cardstock: white, Georgia Pacific; new leaf, Papertrey Ink
Other: evergreen glitter tape, American Crafts; dimensional adhesive, American Crafts

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