Thursday, April 4, 2013

Celebrating Subway-Style

Here's a quick masculine card using this week's Deconstructed Sketch.  The subway art style sentiments from the Subway Series:  Basics stamp set from Fresh Squeezed Stamps were a perfect fit for the sketch's large rectangular panel.

I picked the congratulations sentiments from the set for this card.  I stamped part of the image in teal ink, then layered the stamped panel on a green mat.  I picked the teal/green combination to match the patterned paper I used to cover most of the card base.  The pattern's broken up a bit with a strip of coordinating blue cardstock.

After wrapping the center of the card with some white twine, I used dimensional dots to adhere the sentiment panel on top.  It's accented with a star that I die cut from a cork sheet.  Cork's one of my favorite embellishments for masculine cards--it adds interest and texture without being too girly!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papersFresh Squeezed Stamps Subway Series:  Basics stamp set, Tsukineko Memento Teal Zeal ink, My Mind's Eye Collectable "Notable" 6x6 paper pad, Hemptique white hemp twine, Canvas Corp. cork sheet, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Blue Bayou and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Spring Moss cardstock (Papertrey Ink); star dies (Spellbinders); circle punches (EK Success); silver brads)


  1. Perfect! Love the layout and those colors...great one!

  2. I love this card, love the clean lines and masculinity about it.

  3. This is awesome - love the cork star on it!

  4. Hi Lori!! Love your colors. I'm in love with cork lately too! I'll have to remember to use die cuts with mine, too. I love your star.

  5. This is AWESOME! I love this wonderful stamp set you've used and how wonderfully all the elements came together! I'm so glad you were able to join us for DS96. :)


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