May 6, 2013

Man Oh Man Monday No. 9 | Father's Day Edition 01

Today is the first MOMM focusing on Father's Day. Today's card is traditional in color, design and pattern so it can easily be given to a grandpa too.  I have a thing for travel related anything.  I can't seem to pass up maps, planes, air mail iconography on fabric, stamps, papers and elements.  Perhaps this has to do with so many good memories travelling in the car.  I still love car rides, plane trips, boat expeditions and travel excursions.  I think travel themes are a natural fit with guys too.  I know the male members of my family all have affection for one type of vehicle or other or just in travel in itself.  You will see this theme come up time and time again from me.  I just can't help it!

When I thought about making a Father's Day card I pulled out some of my travel themed stamps from Tim Holtz.  Nearly all Tim Holtz products are a crafty gal's best friend when you need to make some testosterone enriched cards.  In particular I grabbed the Travel Labels stamp set.
I really love creating backgrounds with stamps.  Using the larger Fiskars stamp press and all of the stamps from the stamp set I created a pattern that I stamped in Versamark upon a piece of patterned paper from the He Said She Said He Said 6x6 paper pad.  I then heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder.  

This is when I pulled out my Distress Inks.  You can't go wrong with some Distress Inks and ink blending tool.  There is fun to be had (I don't get out much obviously) in seeing the images being revealed as more and more ink is placed on the paper and the embossing powder resists the ink. 

I wrapped some ecru crochet cotton around the resist panel and attached a round tag that I stamped with a sentiment from Fillable Frames #4 using some Hero Arts pool ink.

I finished off the card by adhering the resist panel with dimensional adhesive to a piece of patterned paper from the same 6x6 paper pad and then a kraft card base.

MOMM Tips:
MOMM Tip No. 1: Go with Tim Holtz.  Products designed by a man with a man's sensibility.
MOMM Tip No. 2: Customize pattern paper.  Heat emboss on patterned paper for a new look that is perfect for your project.

So there you have our first MOMM Father's Day card.  I'll be back next week with another card to inspire you to tackle your father's day cards.

Happy creating,

Stamps: Travel Labels, Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous; Fillable Frames #4, Papertrey Ink
Ink: Versamark, Tsukineko; tumbled glass, shabby shutters, stormy sky, faded jeans, black soot, Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger; pool, Shadow Ink by Hero Arts
Cardstock: kraft, Papertrey Ink; white, Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper: He Said She Said He Said 6x6 paper pad, Teresa Collins
Other: Inkssentials non-stick craft sheet, Ranger; Inkssentials ink blending tool, Ranger; large stamp press, Fiskars; clear embossing powder, Ranger; heat gun; Tag Its Kits cutting dies, Lifestyle Crafts; Cuttlebug, Provo Craft; dimensional adhesive; ecru crochet cotton, DMC

1 comment :

Julie Mogford said...

I really love how this turned out! The resist on this is so cool - it looks like you bought it that way! Very nice!


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