Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Totally Tool

So many wonderful sets are retiring to make room for the new Catalog ... and one of them is Totally Tool!  It's great for masculine cards with the tool images plus it includes a clever saying with each tool.   Totally Tool* (#113256, $25.95 w) is also great used for projects other than cards like 3-D projects, scrapbooking, tags, and gift wrappings.
I used a color scheme based on the strip of Well Worn Designer Paper* (#122359. $10.95), one of my favorites from this past year's catalog.  Great colors are Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake.  The layer of Not Quite Navy was treated to a pass through the Big Shot with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate* (#115962, $3.95) giving it the diamond-pattern embossing; this was adhered to the Soft Suede card.  A 5/16" brad from the Naturals Assortment* (#112534, $4.17, 40% off!) catches a strip of the Artichoke Jeans Ribbon* (#125054, $4.17, 40% off) which adorns the Designer Paper.  I used the Distressing Tool that is part of the Cutter Kit* (#106958, $16.95) to roughen the edges of the Designer Paper; it's such a great multi-purpose tool and I'm sorry to see it retire!
For the focal image I used the screwdriver stamp with accompanying saying stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock.  The corners were treated with the Ticket Corner Punch* (#119867, $6.95) then sponged with Soft Suede ink.  I used the three piece Mat Pack* (#105826, $9.95) and Paper Piercing Tool* (#116631, $3.50) to punch the upper and lower edges of the image for added interest then adhered it to the card with Dimensionals.
Everything on this card with the exception of the cardstock, inks and Dimensionals is retiring!  I hate to see this set go and have enjoyed using it, particularly for "guy" cards!  If you want it, better get it now as it won't be available any more after May 31!  Actually, these stamps can also be used for "gal" cards, think stampers....?  : )

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Thanks for visiting today!  Hope to see you again soon!


*Retiring products, available only until May 31, or as long as supplies last.


Jeanne Nielsen said...

Beautiful card! This was one stamp set that I felt compelled to buy before it retired! TFS!

Rose said...

Adorable card, love the coloring and sponging!

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