Friday 16 February 2024

Trusty Toolbox for AYSI 317

Welcome to Recipe Challenge week at As You See It. This week, your mission is to take the five given ingredients and see what you can concoct with them. Team member Jane was thinking of Robbie Burns' Night when she popped some plaid into the mix for this one!

For some reason, plaid makes me think of masculine, so that's where I went. Curiously, this card used no stamps at all!

I used the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks to create the plaid background - tick for PLAID.
I used the Metal Plate 3D Embossing Folder for the Lost Lagoon tag - tick for EMBOSSING FOLDER.
I used Tailor Made Tags dies to create the two tags and the Mini Alphabet dies for 'DAD' - tick for DIE CUTS.
I used 2023-2025 In Color Dots in Copper Clay - tick for DOTS
I used the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack for the Gray Granite twine that ties the tags - tick for TWINE.

The tools are not stamps at all but are fussy cut from the Trusty Toolbox DSP, which is one of the Sale-a-bration items - free with qualifying purchase until the end of February. While this DSP does coordinate with a fantastic masculine tool kit bundle, it works a treat all on its own.

For details on how to make this card, you can view the tutorial below.

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  1. This is so cool, Jan! LOVE that tag arrangement, and what a great way to show off this awesome set, lol! Yay!

  2. Love the plaid stencilling Jan - what a genius idea! The layered tags and diecut sentiment make for a fun, bright masculine card for sure. I am going to CASE this one!

  3. I love all your choices here, Jan, especially your stenciled plaid and the way you faded it out! What a great masculine Father's Day card!

  4. Jan...this is fantastic! I like the layering of the tools, the tags (love the embossed one), the colors but my favorite part is the fade in on the plaid. Well done you!