Hi, everyone! Welcome to the new release party for Divinity Designs LLC!! Last month was all about Mother's Day, flowers, and all things girly......this month's stamps, dies, and papers are geared toward the men in our lives (and graduates)! Click HERE to see the entire new release, design team samples, plus info on how to win some goodies!
Here are all of the products featured in my three cards today:
I had so much fun creating with the new menswear dies.....there are thousand of design combinations you can use with these, to match any style you prefer! For my first card, the card base and layers were cut out with the Couture Collection Dies. Three different paper collections were used: the red pieces are from the Old Glory Paper Collection, the tie was cut from the Americana Quilt Collection (I always thought that this particular design looked like shields of armor), and the vest was cut out of a linen pattern from the Menswear Material Collection. Once everything was cut, embossed, and adhered together, a black journaling marker was used to draw a line on each button to mimic thread. For the inside of the card, I traced the inside of the shirt die onto white cardstock and cut it out by hand (easy). You could easily cut the inside layer with the die itself, but I liked the layered look of the mat.
My second card features the 'Best Dad Ever' set, new Weathered Wood Paper Collection, Fish Embossing Folder and the following die sets: Couture Collection (buttons), Treat Tags, Long and Lean Letters, Large Banners, Pierced Rectangles, Pierced Circles, and Circles. I began by choosing what I think is the coolest pattern from the new Weathered Wood Paper Collection....the sage and kraft colors really spoke to me, especially since I had cardstock and ink to match!! The image from 'Best Dad Ever' was stamped with sage ink, cut out with the Pierced Circles Dies, sponged with kraft ink, matted, then layered over a kraft panel which was dry embossed with the 'Fish' Embossing Folder and cut with the Large Banners Dies set. The sentiment was stamped onto a tag cut with the Treat Tags Dies set, stenciled with kraft, edges inked with sage, and matted with black (the mat was fussy cut after tracing the outside of the tag die onto black cardstock.) The 'Dad' sentiment was cut three times with the Long and Lean Letters Dies and the black buttons were cut from the Couture Collection Dies set. Note: these buttons are tiny...if you'd like to thread them, it's easier if you use a paper piercer first to gently enlarge the button holes for the needle to go through.
My third card was designed with the help of my hubby.....since there are so many combinations of zippers and pockets, I asked him what he would like if he were to design his own vest. I love the double zipper idea....thanks, honey!! The shirt card base was cut from black cardstock with the Couture Collection Dies set; the vests, snaps, and pockets were cut with the Fishing and Hunting Vest Dies from the Menswear Material Paper Collection plus red cardstock. The snaps were coated with a clear glaze pen.
Thanks so much for visiting today!