The Stampin’ Creative Team are doing it for the guys this month, a topic that can be challenging. I actually really enjoyed creating what I’m sharing with you today.
Not wanting to select the obvious from my shelves I turned to a Hostess Set, Make a Splash and the Crab that’s within it. I like using sets that are less obvious and fancied a nautical theme, which I felt was suitable for the guys.
Starting with the colour palette, I swayed towards Terracotta Tile for the Crab itself. I felt this colour needed something punchy to compliment it and shades of Turquoise seemed only right.
I took the striped image from Lilypad Lake and repeatedly stamped it to create this ombre effect on Coastal Cabana cardstock.
Blending through Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay through to Pretty Peacock and I had this fabulous ombré sea border.
After stamping a single image, I stepped things up a little by bringing in an Embossing Folder. With such a plain white layer, the High Seas 3D Embossing folder offered the perfect amount of texture. A Starburst punched vellum layer matted the focal point with a flash of silver foil.
Masculine cards often require a less floral looking font for your sentiments and Label me Bold offers the perfect block sentiment. Un-fussy and quick to create.
My eye started to imagine these crabs as a repeated pattern and had to give it a try.
I have to say, this was my personal favourite of this set and I do see flock wallpaper or a Paul Smith shirt. I’m sure someone out there would wear a shirt with this print over it.
Quite a contemporary set of cards using an image that’s perhaps not an obvious choice. This would be perfect for my male friends who live down on the South Coast.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my offering today and I’ve inspired you to look at the less obvious sets on your shelves.