Hi Stamping Friends!
Well, I wasn't aware that I would be taking an unexpected hiatus from stamping over the past week, but here we are. I had been burning the proverbial candle at both ends for way too long and I knew I couldn't sustain that level of activity. I had been sputtering out for about a month and completely crashed last week. The most important thing that I learned is that consistent sleep deprivation has severe consequences on your physical and mental abilities! I had to take an immediate step back, reset and focus on what was most important: my family and my health. I have to tell you that is not easy for me to put stamping aside. I hate not being creatively consistent, not fulfilling my commitments and not living up to your expectations. It's so hard for me to admit that I can't do it all and I have a difficult time asking for help. Sometimes, however, it becomes necessary. I'm sure that many of you can relate.
After slowing it down and getting some extra rest, I am feeling much better than last week. I think it's going to take a little while for me to get to a better balance, but my goal is to just do the best I can do every day, at whatever level that may be. I appreciate your patience and understanding.
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Today, I'm sharing a couple of He's The Man card ideas to get you started!
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He's All That For The Long Haul Card
The He's All That Bundle has the perfect elements for creating an adventure-themed masculine anniversary card.
Background Basics—Adhere a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of He's The Man Designer Series Paper to the front of a Night of Navy card base. Add a 4" x 1-1/2" piece of DSP across the bottom part of the card, too.
The He's The Man DSP pack includes two sheets of cool, full-color die-cuts that you can use as elements on your projects. This card uses a notebook page die-cut as a foundation for the focal point.
Layered Elements—Die cut three argyle elements from another solid pattern of the DSP using the All That Dies. Adhere them onto the notebook piece. Use the Banners Pick A Punch to cut both ends of two 3-1/2" x 1/2" pieces of Soft Succulent cardstock. Emboss those pieces with the Timber Embossing Folder and adhere to the card front.
Sensational Sentiment—Stamp the He's All That sentiment image onto Basic White using Memento Black ink, then die cut with the All That Dies. Color the image with Soft Succulent, Gray Granite and Starry Sky Stampin' Blends Markers and pop up with Dimensionals.
Finishing Touches—Adhere one of the tree die-cuts from the DSP next to the sentiment circle. Finish by adding a few of the cool new Rustic Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots around the circle.
He's The Man Hello Handsome Card
I love this cool technique that's perfect for using up leftover DSP scraps!
Background Basics—Start with several 1" x 6" strips of different patterns of He's The Man DSP. Use the Paper Trimmer to cut the strips on the diagonal from the top right to the lower left corner. Adhere one of the triangles to the center of the 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Basic White. Continue adding more strips on either side of the center triangle, leaving a small 1/16" space between the strips. Once the layer is filled, trim off the excess pieces along the edges.
Sensational Sentiment—Stamp the He's All That sentiment in VersaMark ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock, sprinkle on Black embossing powder and heat set until glossy and smooth. Die cut a circle using the new Stylish Shapes Dies, position along the bottom of the card and trim off any excess to make it flush. Mount the piece onto a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Early Espresso cardstock, then adhere it to a Soft Succulent card base.
Finishing Touches—Finish with a few Rustic Adhesive-Backed Dots floating around the card front.
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