Hey there! With Father's Day approaching, Papertrey Ink has oodles of new products to help you craft for Father's Day, or any masculine occasion. Today I'm using the new Petite Places: City Station stamp set and coordinating dies.
I created a Father's Day gift package using a Kraft box that resembles a french fry container. Kraft is a perfect go-to color for masculine projects and combines so well with many colors. I filled my box with caramels and then created a tag for the front that coordinates with them.
Along with the Petite Places: City Station stamps and dies, I used the new Keep it Simple: Father stamp set and Center Style: Masculine stamps and dies. I used Ocean Tides, Canyon Clay, Pure Poppy, and Dark Chocolate ink.
If you're anything like me, you may be intimidated by creating masculine cards, yes? I have learned to really love getting in the guy groove though and have just a few ideas that might help you. I always select a color scheme first. That seems to be a great source of inspiration and jumping off point. So for this card, I went with Ocean Tides, Kraft, Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, and Simply Chartreuse.
We were asked to use a perviously created feminine card to inspire and base our masculine card off of. I selected this card which uses the Petite Places: Sweet Shoppe stamp set.
I stamped a strip of City Station buildings across the bottom of my card just as in the first, but changed the colors to bring in a more masculine feel. Once again I used the Center Style: Masculine stamp set and dies and added in a sentiment from the new Craft Brew stamp set that I thought tied in with the scene stamped across the bottom of my card.
Instead of using Smokey Shadow cardstock as in the first card to resemble a chalkboard, I used Ocean Tides, and while I didn't stamp directly onto the cardstock base, I smudged Fresh Snow ink over the surface to distress it a bit and loosely resemble the chalkboard feel. There are certain patterns that are easy to adapt to masculine cards such as stars, plaids, and stripes. I used paper from the new Three Piece Suit Paper collection across the top of my masculine card, and brought in stripes from the Road Trip paper collection, and then added a bit of thin star washi tape. I even used ribbon on my masculine card, but avoided tying a bow and opted for a knot instead...always a safe way to go if you're a ribbon lover like myself :).
Creating for the guys in your life can be so much fun and take your creativity to a whole new level! These sweet new products from Papertrey Ink are the perfect place to start :).
These other designers have masculine projects ready to share with you using a wide variety of new products. Enjoy!