It can sometimes be tricky to make cards for the guys in your life, but the He’s The Man suite of products makes it easy with coordinated stamps, dies, designer series paper and embellishments.
I created these cards for a class, and concentrated on the colours that were included in the He’s The Man Specialty Designer Series Paper pack, and created simple layout cards that didn’t take very long at all.
For the first card I used a standard card base of Soft Succulent cardstock, and embossed a strip of Evening Evergreen using the Gingham embossing folder. I then swiped a Whisper White stamp pad across the raised edges to give a distressed look. I added a couple of narrow offcut strips of black card behind the green panel at the top and bottom edges and adhered it to the card front.
From the black panel that I used as a mat for the patterned paper I punched the scalloped oval and die cut the argyle embellishment using one of the dies in the bundle. This is a great way to save on cardstock, as you won’t see the cutouts underneath the patterned paper. The greeting was stamped on a scrap of white and die cut with the oval from the bundle, then glued to the scalloped oval. I wrapped a short piece of black and white gingham ribbon around the panel and used foam Dimensionals to adhere the greeting to the panel. To attach this panel to the card front I used Dimensionals along the top and glue along the bottom, as there was already dimension from the embossed panel at the bottom of the card. I used a couple of mini glue dots to attach the argyle shape to the card front and added a couple of Matte black dots to finish it off.
For the second card I created 3 layers on top of the Cajun Craze card base: Patterned paper, Basic Black and Sahara Sand. The patterned paper is double sided, with the 2 patterns shown. So it was easy to cut it into quarters and flip 2 of the quarters to give the design effect. From the Sahara Sand panel I stamped the classic car image in Memento black and die cut it with one of the label dies in the bundle. All the layers are glued to the card front and the greeting is raised on Dimensionals. I added a few Rustic Metallic dots to finish off the card.
For the third card I chose another one of the patterns from the paper pack and cut a piece to layer onto the Cajun Craze panel. I die cut the two banner pieces from the Cajun Craze panel before gluing the paper on top. I also used one of my favourite embossing techniques with the stripes 3D embossing folder by applying Sahara Sand ink to the folder, then putting a small piece of Sahara Sand card inside the folder and running it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. This resulted in ink being applied to the recessed areas, giving the panel a letterpress look. This piece was adhered to the top part of the Cajun Craze panel. The greeting was stamped onto a scrap of Crushed Curry card in Cajun Craze ink and die cut with the oval die from the bundle. I glued the banners to the panel to cover up the join and the greeting hides the gap in the middle. The whole panel is raised on Dimensionals on the card front.
If you’d like to make these cards and need supplies, here is a list of the supplies I used. Click on any image to go straight to my online shop.Product List