I've pulled out my Parker's Patterns papers again, as I'm finding they're great for cards for the men and boys in our lives. This is the first play I've had with Stampin' Up!'s Canvas Creations. I stamped the houndstooth pattern from Beyond Plaid onto a canvas square, using Versamark ink. After white-embossing it, I sponged Early Espresso ink all over it to bring out the pattern. A little fraying of the edges completed my focal square.
Might I say I am rather pleased with the button on this card?! After punching out a 3/4" circle of Parker's Patterns paper, I adhered it with Crystal Effects to a Silver Designer Button, then covered it in Crystal Effects to create a gloss finish.
This card was made for my nephew who recently turned 16 .... I was a bit worried that it might be a bit "old man-ish" for his age, but it met with the approval of my 17-yr-old, so in the post it went!
Stamps: Beyond Plaid, For My Family, Memorable Moments
Card: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Naturals White, Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake stampin' pads
Other: Canvas Creations, Houndstooth embossing folder, Silver Designer button, Crystal Effects, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Naturals Trim ribbon, Stampin' Distress tool, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 3/4" Circle punch, sponge dauber, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals