A simple card design, with a simple technique, becomes a fabulous greeting card with wow-factor!  This masculine Wallet Card is perfect for Father's Day...

Stitched All Around Father's Day Wallet Card

Bundles: Stitched All Around Stamp Set + Stitched Labels Framelits Dies (wood: 148373, clear: 148374).  Stamps: Itty Bitty Greetings (wood: 146664, clear: 146667).  Ink: Gray Granite (147118), Night of Navy (147110), VersaMark (102283).  Card/Paper: Gray Granite (147008), Night of Navy (106577), Whisper White Thick (140490), Soft Sea Foam (147012).  Accessories: Basic Brads (146930), Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Big Shot Embossing Mats (146327), Detailed Trio Punch (146320), Heat Tool (129056), Stamping Sponges (141337), Mini Glue Dots (103683).  Other: 10 mm flat magnets.

Stitched All Around Father's Day Wallet Card

The outside of this card looks and feels like is has a leather- or vinyl-finish.  The Faux-Leather Technique is a simple technique to do, but gives an amazing finish to card stock:

  1. Emboss the card stock with a detailed Embossing Folder to create great texture.
  2. Press the VersaMark stamp pad firmly onto the card stock, sponging the entire area.  Don't drag as you could damage the stamp pad.
  3. Cover card stock with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, tap off excess
  4. Heat set the Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder until it goes shiny and smooth.  Don't overheat or it will go dull.

For my card I didn't actually use an embossing folder, I used dies!  Yes, you read that right.  I used the Stitched All Around Framelits with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats, resulting in a gorgeous stitched impression on the front of the wallet.  Then I applied the Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set to get that gorgeous Faux-Leather finish.

Stitched All Around Father's Day Wallet Card

Inside the card there are pockets and spaces for special messages, gift cards, or monetary gifts...

Stitched All Around Father's Day Wallet Card

I don't own a male-specific stamp set, so I utilised what I had on the shelf, making sure the colours, embellishments, and stamping were appropriate.  The Neutrals are a great colour collection to use for masculine cards, but don't be afraid of adding a splash of colour.  I used Night of Navy and Gray Granite as my base colours and added a splash of Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam.  Brads are always a great metallic addition for men's cards, so I used the Basic Brads with the button-shape as the Wallet Card closure.  And lastly, my main stamping came from the Stitched All Around stamp set, which is a fun, versatile collection.  To compliment that, I used the Itty Bitty Greetings to pick the perfect words for the inside "stitched designer label".  This stamp set gets so much use as it has so many options!

Stitched All Around Stamp Set + Stitched Labels Framelits Dies
Stitched All Around Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Stitched Labels Framelits Dies (148373) - $113.25
Stitched All Around Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Stitched Labels Framelits Dies (148374) - $98.00

Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set
Itty Bitty Greetings Wood-Mount Stamp Set (146664) - $101.00
Itty Bitty Greetings Clear-Mount Stamp Set (146667) - $76.00

Basic Brads
Basic Brads (146930) - $9.50
40 brads in Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, and Whisper White

So, to all those Dad's out there, for those that we create strong paternal bonds with, and the amazing, positive male role models in our lives....  I'm so thankful for their love and wisdom.

Happy Father's Day

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Kristine