A great Masculine Card that can be used for Valentines day, Birthday or Father's Day. All you have to do is change the sentiments. I wanted to use some "Valentine card sets to create something masculine.
This card base is cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.
Run the 2 3/8 x 3 7/8 Very Vanilla piece through the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder making sure to pay attention to the direction of the Bricks. Then run the 2 1/2 x 3 Night of Navy piece through the Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder. Using the scalloped heart punch from the Heart Punch combo pack punch out a heart from the embossed Night of Navy piece.
Next with a 2 1/2 x 3 Very Vanilla piece and the second to the smallest scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Dies cut out a circle and keep the rest as a template.
Next using the Template that you just made set up onto the Stamparatus along with the 4 x 5 1/4 Very Vanilla sheet for the inside of the card and stamp the sentiments.
Using the Stamparatus and the Birch Stamp stamp the image in Early Espresso (Note- because the stamp is bigger than the 4 x 5 1/4 Very Vanilla piece for the card front I mark one of the graph sheet for the stamparatus with arrows so I know where to lay down the Very Vanilla piece if it should move and I don't like the way it stamped)
Cut strips from Designer Series paper of your choice. (1) 3/4 x 3, (1) 1/2 x 3, (1) 3/4 x 3 1/4. I used the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper for the 3/4 x 3 and 2 different designs from the 6 x 6 Neutrals pack (retired) 1/2 x 3 and 3/4 x 3 1/4. - Note they have different designs in the new 6 x 6 Neutral pack that will work just as well. Then cut out a banner on one end of each strip.
Adhere the Very Vanilla embossed with Brick and Mortar folder onto the 2 5/8 x 4 1/8 Early Espresso piece.
Adhere the Night of Navy heart to the top of the Very Vanilla Brick and Mortar embossed matted sheet. Then add the banners to the bottom layering from lowest up, you will need to overlap just a bit. Keeping right edges flush.
Take the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand twine and with Mini glue dots create a figure 8 with the twine across all three banners as shown. Then with Mini Stampin Dimensionals adhere the stamped Scalloped Circle over the twine. (Note make sure to only put a couple Mini Stampin Dimensionals onto the circle so that they do not adhere to the twine.) Add the Designer Series Element onto one of the banners.
Then using Stampin Dimensionmals adhere to the card front about 1/2" from top edge of Birch stamped piece and 1/4" from right side.
Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 stamped sheet onto the inside of the card.