May 12 2012

FMS34 – Totally Tool

I've used Stampin' Up!'s Totally Tool stamp set quite a bit.  Seems like all the men in our family are into "tools", so I get lots of opportunity!  I liked the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches (FMS34), so decided to use it for the basis of my card!



So here is my card!



The base of my card is Early Espresso cardstock.  I cut two different patterns from Well Worn Designer Paper.  The stripe I layered onto Marina Mist cardstock to make it pop a little more.  I placed those on the front and added River Rock cardstock across the bottom, stamping the words with Early Espresso Ink.  I used the back side of the Marina Mist Scallop Dots Ribbon to hide the seam and adhered in the back.


I stamped the hammer with Black Stazon on Very Vanilla cardstock and watercolored with my AquaPainter and Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Basic Gray Stampin' Write Markers.  I punched with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch and layered on a 2 3/4" Circle of Early Espresso cut with the Circle Scissors Tool.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Finally, I added three Antique Brass brads for the "nails" in the upper right corner.


I like it…hope you do, too!  Make sure you order the Totally Tool stamp set and Well Worn Designer Paper before they retire at the end of the month!

8 People have left comments on this post

May 12, 2012 - 03:05:17
Linda Duensing said:

Connie  – I love this card.  It is a perfect masculine card which I never seem to make.  Thanks for sharing.
Linda D.

May 12, 2012 - 05:05:22

This is a great masculine card, Connie! Your colouring on the tool is superb 🙂

May 12, 2012 - 09:05:11
Chris R. from Iowa said:

Connie – sorry I have been so deliquent in leaving comments.  But, this one I had to take a quick minute to say thanks for this – I love it!  So fun!  Sometimes you need just a card to say hi or whatever (esp a guy) and this works so well with this DP!  Love your choice of papers and coloring!  Great job as always!

May 12, 2012 - 11:05:34
Carol Carriveau said:

Great card, Connie!

May 13, 2012 - 07:05:09
Kris Sobolik said:

Love your card, this dsp is one of my favorites and I really like the stamp set for masculine cards. 

May 13, 2012 - 09:05:57
Jonia Smith said:

Love this card Connie. Hope you added it to the LNS challenge folder this week. It is definitely one set that will be missed.

May 13, 2012 - 07:05:02
Cindy Hall said:

Oh my gosh, Connie!  This is such a fabulous Man Card!  I'm so sad to see that stamp set and DSP go!  Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

May 14, 2012 - 02:05:40
Tui Nathan said:

Totally Tool … love the name of this post, cos this is a totally cool card … great papers, great image and great sentiment ….
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!