When life gets complicated… Ride

Hi friends! Happy Saturday – hope your weekend is off to a great start! I’m delighted to be back on the ScraPerfect Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! First order of business is to let you know that this post contains affiliate links. I have a fun project to share – a masculine card for a very special biker (wink-wink)!

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I used to be very intimidated by ‘clean and simple’ but am loving this kind of design more and more every day. I also struggle with masculine cards so a CAS design works best in my mind. Less is more where a guy is concerned, lol! I won a gift certificate to an online store several months ago and when I saw this rubber stamp set I knew I had to have it – and I knew exactly how I wanted to use it! I stamped the bike and front sentiment in black ink on Strathmore Bristol smooth white cardstock. It took a little longer than usual for the ink to dry, so I used the Strap-N-Tap Perfect Crafting Pouch to speed up the drying process and to prepare the image and sentiment for embossing. I stamped the image and sentiment again in Versamark (right over top the black), applied clear embossing powder and heat embossed them. There is always stray embossing powder so I used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to clean that up.

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I very rarely use colored embossing powders anymore… I like to stamp in colored ink, then stamp right over that in Versamark, apply clear embossing powder and heat emboss. This gets you virtually any color of embossing you could ever imagine! A very cool trick I learned a number of years ago. ;)

I trimmed the bike image and layered it on thick black foam for some hefty dimension. I used Best Glue Ever with a No-Clog Writing Cap and let the glue dry to a clear state so it was good and tacky. This ensures a nice firm bond to the foam. I trimmed the sentiment into a strip, layered it on black cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of the focal image using Best Glue Ever.

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I kept the inside very simple. I stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set) in black ink and adhered a thin white strip layered on black cardstock across the bottom using Best Glue Ever, which added a little interest.

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And one more look… super happy with how this turned out. I know the hubby is going to love it! ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps and More: #386 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: B is for Boy’s Card
Crafty Catz: #503 – Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesday: Weeks #436/437 – Anything Goes

ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Caps
Perfect Crafting Pouch (Strap-N-Tap used here)
Perfect Cleaning Cloth

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore Bristol smooth white cardstock, GKD Black Onyx cardstock scraps
Stamps: IndigoBlu Ride Long rubber stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, black Commotion Almost Leather

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ScraPerfect products, and be sure to follow the ScraPerfect Blog so you get all the inspiration, tips and tricks delivered right to your Inbox! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig