Happy Boss’s Day, part 2

Masculine Geometrics | by karen @ carefree creations

I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. As I said yesterday, I wanted to keep a theme to the cards and I wasn’t sure, at first, how to add gold embossed details to this card. The set includes the solid and line images, but originally I had only pulled out the straight lines and I couldn’t find a configuration/placement that I liked. Eventually I spied the diagonals in the set and it instantly became easier. I intentionally did one vertical and one horizontal of each stripe type. And to keep a triangle arrangement, I put two of the stripes close together to form 1 point of the triangle.

Oh, and a process hint: Since I can’t picture anything in my head, I used scraps from the gold paper to mark the blocks I would add details to; that allowed me to move them around before putting ink & embossing to the paper.

The “happy” die has more straight line after the “y”, but I trimmed it off. I thought about trimming the left side too, but I liked having the line to anchor it to the card edge (and, ya know, I wasn’t sure I could trim it into a serif that I’d be happy with).

Thanks for taking a peek!

Happy Boss’s Day
Stamps: What’s Your Type (Stampin’Up); Watercooler Talk (PTI);
Ink: Soft Sky (Hero Arts);
Paper: White (PTI); After Midnight (My Favorite Things); Gold Foil paper (Die Cuts with a View);
Other: One-Liners Happy die (PTI); Gold embossing (Simon Says Stamp)
Technique: heat embossing;