Too adorable for words. How can you make a masculine card adorable? Just like this. The catalog shows this product more in line with Father’s Day, but I seriously couldn’t wait. I felt like making the die cut pieces and just playing with them, how silly.
The background paper was stamped with the saw image in delightful dijon in a random but still kind of organized way. I then layered that piece on a slightly larger piece of coordinating card stock.
The saw and sentiment were stamped on water color paper so I could paint on them without warping. I used the same delightful dijon on the saw blade and went with a wash of early espresso for the handle. I did go over the screws on both the saw and the sentiment with gold wink of stella. Subtle, yet just enough. You can’t do too much on a masculine card, kind of defeats the purpose.
I touched each side of the sentiment tag in the ink to give a strong edge and still washed the rest of it in yellow. It worked out nicely. I tried to stamp the sentiment in early espresso, but my water coloring over made it too light. I went back to my standby of black stazon. That is just my favorite!
Have a creative day!