Tomorrow is the day that the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog goes live! I’m so excited. But I still have one last card using some retiring papers that I’d like to share with you. I have no doubt that I’ll be using some new papers to make the same style card. So I’ll wait until then to go over how I made sure that these squares all lined up the way I wanted.
Goodbye to Country Club Designer Series Paper
June is not just the month for the new 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. It’s also the month of Father’s Day as well as my dear husband’s birthday. So I’ve been making a few masculine style cards to make sure that I have enough cards to send out to the men in my life who are fathers.
One of the most masculine-themed suites in recent Stampin’ Up! catalogs is the Country Club suite that’s been in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog. While there are what I consider gratuitous photos of women in one of the sheets of paper in the Country Club Designer Series Paper, for the most part everything screams, use me to make a card for a guy! I mean, really. Have you ever seen – or would you expect to see – a woman wearing all these patterns and colors on a golf course?
OK, off my high horse. And back to making cards for the men in my life. And yes, it’s fun to have something I don’t have to fuss with much to make it masculine. Just pop these papers onto a card and you’ve got it. In this case, I cut a dozen 1-1/8″ squares of different sheets from this Designer Series Paper set. All of them feature the Night of Navy and Garden Green colors. The lighter green and blue are just lighter versions of these colors, one reason why they go so well together.
The New Brass Foil
While I did make the first mat behind the set of squares out of Night of Navy cardstock, I thought that a little bit of foil would make a nice accent for the card. Yes, I do still have some gold foil. But my new favorite foil is the Brass Foil that will be in the new catalog. It’s so much deeper and really shines! As those of you who follow me regularly know, I create a black background for 99% of my cards that have a light card base. I do that by photoshopping whatever background is “really” behind the card. For this card, though, I wanted to show you how shiny that Brass Foil is. Look at how it reflects on the black box I used to photograph my card. The gold foil does not do this.
I used the foil for the label mat, also. Once again, I used the Lovely Label Pick a Punch for my label and the Brass Foil mat. But the rest of the metallic accents are gold, as the foil paper is the only thing yet available in Brash. The Gilded Gems at the two ends of the label seem more gold than brass. And the Shimmer Gold Ribbon behind the label is definitely gold. Of course, I added a knot and not a bow. Remember, this is a “masculine” card!
Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen, adios, ciao, goodbye.
Yes, this is goodbye to many, many products with which I’ve had fun in the past year. But there will still be products from the older catalogs that will continue in the new. And of course there will be really new products. Those are what have me excited. I will be right here at my computer at noon mountain time tomorrow. I have my list. Do you have yours? You, too, can order at noon mountain time tomorrow. Join me!
Happy stamping – and shopping!
While you may click on these links to order products, don’t forget that the Country Club Designer Series Paper won’t be available after tonight!