Creation Station-Urban Underground
I’m quite aware that the Occasions catalog will be coming to an end soon. There are so many products I need to play with. One product I haven’t used enough and I’m quite giddy over is the Urban Underground Suite. I love the paper especially. It has an eclectic feel, and the blacks, grays, and silver are perfect to use with any color of my choosing.
Today I’m sharing a card using the Urban Underground Suite. I realize some of these products are discontinued. I hope you will be inspired by not only the products but the design elements of the card as well.
Today’s blog hop will also inspire you with a more masculine style for projects.
One of the things I was drawn to with the Urban Underground Suite is the fun patterns in all of the products. The pattern paper is by far my favorite. Because I planned to use this card for one of my Fathers day cards, I kept with a blue color tone for my card. Maybe I should have made the Prince a pink one… I’m sure he would still enjoy it.
As the transition of catalogs happens over the next month, my FAVORITE thing is mixing retired and new products together. I used a new thinlits for this card called Seasonal Layers. Honestly, I’ve already worn this die cut OUT. I love the scallop die cut within this Thinlits set. You can see the scallop I added to this card on the left side. It’s hard to see because it was die cut using Basic Black cardstock.
Tips & Tricks
Here are a few tips when creating this card.
- I ran the small strip of Urban Underground DSP through my Big Shot using the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. To get a deeper impression try spritzing your paper with water first, then run through your Big Shot.
- The Urban Underground Embellishments are self-adhesive. There is a total of 24 in a package, 8 each of 3 designs. Truly a fun embellishment to add to any man card you desire.
- The card front layer includes both designer series paper and the Urban Underground Washi Tape. The Washi Tape is perfect for coordinating with the designs of the DSP.
Think Outside the Box
One last thought I will add to this product suite, it doesn’t have to be all about the man. I think when we see products built around each other or especially with certain color choices, we tend to think it’s only for one gender. I can see so many great ways the designer series paper can be used for very girlie cards. Don’t forget, the stamp set can be used outside of Father’s day too.
Great news…The Urban District stamp set is on SALE… only $15.20 until the end of May.
Did YOU Know?
The new Eastern Palace Suite is the hot item Stampin’ Up! released to customers on May 1st. This new suite is pretty awesome, and I’ve created a ton of fun projects with it. There are two bundles available- The Premier and the Starter Bundle. Each fantastic and include a free gift. Purchase either of the bundles through my Online Store and receive 39 tutorials FREE.
Click HERE to be inspired by this suite and see what I’m talking about.
Now it’s time to be inspired by the others in the Creation Station team. Simply click the buttons below and see what other great manly projects this team has up their sleeves.