Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Well Groomed Man (of yesteryear!)

Happy Sunday All!

For the next three Sundays I will be sharing 'Masculine' cards here on my blog
as my design team creation for the Tutti Designs Blog
Today I'm using two of the new dies from the  
Tutti Designs May Release of masculine themed dies.

 Fancy Top Hat
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Needless to say, this attire would really stand out in a crowd today but in years gone by every man of quality owned a top hat and fancy shoes!  My how times have changed!  LOL

Anyways ... here's a few tips on how I created today's card.

I wanted to create a 'backing' for my dies to make them really POP so I simply die cut from black linen card stock then attached to a scrap piece of white card stock and did some fussy cutting.  I was surprised at the difference it actually made and it was exactly what I was looking for.  Although, I must admit, now I wish I had put a 'hatband' on the hat ... oh well ... next time!

A few scraps of vintage design paper and this perfect panel from an older Graphic45 paper pad set the tone for what I was wanting to achieve with my dies!

Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store and check out all of the fabulous dies in this latest release.  And, of course, you'll want to browse through the store to see what other dies you need to have on hand.

Need inspiration? 
The team has something new to share on the Tutti Designs Blog EACH and EVERY DAY!   Pop in often and see for yourself ... what a talented group of designers!!

Challenges to share in:
Unicorn Challenge - For The Guys (m)
Allsorts Challenge - Use at least 2 dies

For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:

 Thanks for stopping by!
As always . . .


Donna Phelan said...

Oh my goodness.....this card is awesome! So stylish! Love how you backed the black die cuts with white, they really POP! So FAB!

Liz said...

Fabulous masculine card, perfect for a stylish gentleman. xx

Jennifer Bradley said...

Hi Darlene, wow this is a fabulous male card. The hat and shoes look stunning and your card is just perfect for our challenge over atUnicorn. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you back with us again. Jennifer DT member x

Mervi said...

Fabulous male card with great diecuts.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

brenda said...

A super masculine card and great use of your dies, many thanks for joining our die cut them at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Kathleen said...

A really brilliant male card, some great dies and a lovely design.
Thank you for joining our 'Dies' challenge this week at Allsorts.


Donna said...

Love those dude themed dies!
And a fab masculine card to boot!
Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH this week for our DUDE challenge!

Nana Connie said...

Spectacular, Darlene! Masculine and vintage together in such a marvelous combination. I love this card!

Leslie Miller said...

The perfect card for a dapper fellow! And look at that satin bow tie! Love it all, Darlene!!

lauren bergold said...

what a very cool masculine card & a great use of those dies! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! <3

Virginia Lu said...

How cool and fun are those dancing shoes and hat dies! Love it, Darlene! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Make it Masculine” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Conniecrafter said...

Now that is some total spiffy shoes and hat aren't they! You have found some terrific papers to compliment them also. Great masculine card!