Monday, May 17, 2021

In Good Taste DSP for TGIFC#316

Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's card is a "Blast from the Past"  - the Stampin' Up!® wood mount stamp set is called "For Father", I cannot remember when it was released - maybe early 2000's.  If any of you remember it and know the date, please leave me a comment :)    TGIF Challenge #316 inspired the layout for today's card, please click on either my card or the TGIF Challenges image to visit their blog.  

I made this card for my son who is beginning a carpentry apprenticeship - and it simply is the perfect image,  I had to use it :)  The barn board wood grain look of this In Good Taste Designers Series Paper (dsp) is the perfect compliment.   This time I chose to put the sentiment on the inside, the picture is at the bottom of the page.

And here's the card details:

*  4 1/4 x 5 1/2  Early Expressor card base (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)
*  4 x 5 1/2 Basic White Cardstock (CS) layer
*  Three 3/4 inch strips of Barnboard/woodgrain In Good Taste DSP: 2 strips 1/2 inch wide; 1 strip 3/4 inch wide; 1 strip 1 inch wide
*  2 1/2 x 3 1/4 scrap of Basic White CS for image layer.
*  2 1/4 x 3 5/8 piece of Early Expresso for background 

Assembly and Trix:

*  Stamp the carpenters box image onto the scrap of Basic White CS with Memento Black ink and colour with Stampin' Blends Markers in Gray Granite; Crumb Cake; Bronze; Smokey Slate; Calypso Coral and Seaside Spray.

*  Cut the image with a rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle Shapes Dies and adhere it to the Early Expresso piece.

*  Plan the placement of the woodgrain dsp pieces and the sentiment piece to create even spacing, or group as you prefer.  Adhere the woodgrain dsp with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Adhere the image piece with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Highlight the saw with a bit of Wink of Stella if you like :)

Here's a picture of the inside of the card, I really wanted to keep the outside clean and aligned.  The sentiment is from Peaceful Thoughts stamp set with Early Expresso ink.

Enjoy and have a super day!



  1. What a perfect card for your son! Love the image and woodgrain paper. Masculine cards are a challenge and you really "nailed" it! Thanks for joining TGIF Challenges this week.

    1. Thx so much Tami for your kind words and taking the time to write!
      Love the challenges!!:)

  2. What a great card! I love that you used the wood-plank DSP as part of your take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us at TGIF Challenges!

    1. Thanks so much Bree it was a fun one for a special guy! Thx for creating these awesome design challenges!


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