Hello again Kat Scrappiness fans!
It’s Lisa here on the blog today to bring you some Father’s Day/Masculine card inspiration. If you’re anything like me, masculine cards can be difficult. I know for me, most of my projects involve the color pink and lots of sparkle and shine. Up until now masculine cards have been a chore because I’m not inspired by the color schemes or the focal points. This month there is a new stamp set in the Kat Scrappiness store that has breathed new life into the masculine card world. Step aside feminine layering stamps because Dad’s Tools are making their debut!
The new Dad’s Tools stamp set at KS gives a fresh new look to dad’s old toolbox. There are 4 different elements in the stamp set to layer and decorate with. There is a hammer, a screwdriver, a nail and a screw and so many fun sentiments to play with.
I found it helpful to swatch some gray and brown colors before I started my card to see what combinations would look best when I started stamping the layers of my tools. I used the heart stamp from the Swatches stamp set to make this visual tool and it was quite helpful.
With layering stamps you want to start out with your lightest color ink and add progressively darker layers as you go.
I cut down a standard A2 card base into the shape of a toolbox and gave it a front panel which doubled as a pocket so I could fit the hammer, screwdriver and some nails and screws into it. The white embossed sentiment “Happy Birthday” fit perfectly onto one of the Stitched Fishtail Banner Dies which is also one of the new releases this month in the Kat Scrappiness store.
“Mr. Fix It” sentiment under the banners.
Make sure to check out what the other girls on the design team have done this month with the Stitched Flag dies! There is so much talent and creativity, you will definitely want to add these dies to your collection!
Have a wonderful day, I already am!