While I had my Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman" collection out, I made some fun and simple Dad cards using one of the wonderful vintage patterned cardstock pieces along with old advertising. I get a good chuckle reading old papers and ads, so this was a super-fun set to make and right up my alley!! Since this reflects something about myself, I am entering it in the #G45Selfie June Challenge.
I dressed up the cards by die-cutting some small arrows, buttons, hats, etc. from the glossy black cardstock of an old Darice embossing folder package. I really liked using this thicker card...esp for buttons. They look shiny and dimensional. Perfect!!
(Taking a page from my crafty friend Karen Ladd's playbook, I am now scouting around for other discarded packaging that might make some interesting die-cuts. I already snagged a Ritz cracker box and have a tiny bag of shiny red buttons!! LOVE!!)
Here are my cards. You will want to click on them to enlarge the images so you can read these fabulous old ad texts.
(Your browser might work differently than mine, but here's how I inspect a close-up: right click on the image, choose open link in new tab, go to that new tab with the image, hover over image with cursor and the + should appear, left click to enlarge.)
And here is the set all together:
Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman" Collection
My Favorite Things - Blueprints 7 die set (arrow)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Tilda Cutaways die set (ampersand)
Serendipity - Birdies die set (hat)
Poppystamps - Button Oval die set (button)
Repurposed packaging for the diecuts
Core'dinations/Darice black cardstock for mats and card base
Hope you enjoyed these fun masculine cards. Which one do you like the best? I love them all, but that muscle man one makes me laugh.
(Hey....I might need one of those contraptions while I rehab my hand!!!)
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave your encouraging comments!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card set in the following challenges:
1. Graphic 45 - June Selfie Challenge #G45Selfie (reflects my love for hilarious old advertising)
2. Kat Scrapiness June Card Challenge - Food &/or Father's Day
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #92
4. Crafty Calendar June Challenge - Masculine
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - June
6. DL.Art June linky
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #392-393 - AG
8. Let's Create June Challenge - AG w/ opt. Masculine
9. Double D Challenges - Pick a Pattern