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Friday, August 9, 2013

IBS New Release - Masculine Tags II


Welcome to the final day of our August preview of masculine stamp sets, though of course they don't have to be limited to just the guys.  We are showcasing today the Inspired By Stamping set "Masculine Tags II," which will be released tomorrow, August 10.  At last!

If you're wondering about the slightly unorthodox color scheme, I had visions of Blackwatch Plaid roaming around in my noggin.  Don't ask me why.  Maybe it was the plaid stamps I've been using for the past couple of days from the "Basic Backgrounds IV" set (also being released tomorrow), or maybe it's because plaid skirts have always been a wardrobe staple, especially Blackwatch (which sometimes has a smidge of red, sometimes doesn't).  At any rate, that's the reason for colors I don't normally put together.

The base layer is two panels of paper, one green and stamped with "Background Basics Lines" (available tomorrow) and the other dry embossed and dry brushed with white pigment ink to bring out the pattern.  Actually I also embossed the striped layer with a striped embossing folder, but it doesn't really show up very well.

The image panel has been heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut with the IBS Fancy Labels 2 Die.  The tiny sentiment is also from this same stamp set and has been heat embossed in white as well.

A leather button and some twine finish the front of this simple but colorful card.

I used a couple of stamps from the "Background Basics Lines" set (available tomorrow), plus a sentiment from the ever so useful "Happy Occasions Sentiments." That set is clearly becoming a favorite as I've used it every day during this release!

Thank you so much for joining me today and this week, and I urge you to go visit the rest of the Design Team to see what they have prepared for you using these  wonderful stamp sets!

A few useful bits of information...

  • All sets will be available for purchase on August 10th, 7 p.m. Brisbane time (5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) in the IBS store.
  • Free shipping on all orders over $25 for 48 hours only -- August 10th, 7 p.m. Brisbane time to August 12th, 7 pm Brisbane time (5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) -- coupon code is AUGFREE
  • All stamp sets will be offered at a 10% discount
  • Chance to win that day's featured stamp set(s) EVERY DAY during the release party, from July 6th - July 10th!  Just leave a comment at owner Joanna Munster's blog each day for your chance to win. Each winner will be randomly selected and announced on the Winner's Page on August 12.  (Only one comment per person, please)
Happy crafting!


Cheryl Wright said...

It might be unorthodox, but I love that rich colour scheme. Fantastic guy colours!

Leah said...

Fantastic Shea! You are the queen of color!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great masculine colors - love the pop of red!

Viv's Visuals said...

terrific man card Shea!

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

Love these colors together! Great card!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Fun, bright colors! Great masculine card!

Shani Thomas said...

Wow! You nailed this one now, girl!!! I would never, ever have thought to use this color combination with this stamp, nor to have embossed it white. It looks gorgeous!!! Fantastic job, outside and inside too!