Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Well Groomed Man (of yesteryear!)

Happy Sunday All!

Darlene with you today and for the next three Sundays I will be sharing 'Masculine' cards using dies from the  Tutti Designs May Release of masculine themed dies.  Today I've actually used two of those fun dies . . .


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Needless to say, this attire would really stand out in a crowd today but in years gone by every man of quality owned a top hat and fancy shoes!  My how times have changed!  LOL

Anyways ... here's a few tips on how I created today's card.

I wanted to create a 'backing' for my dies to make them really POP so I simply die cut from black linen card stock then attached to a scrap piece of white card stock and did some fussy cutting.  I was surprised at the difference it actually made and it was exactly what I was looking for.  Although, I must admit, now I wish I had put a 'hatband' on the hat ... oh well ... next time!

A few scraps of vintage design paper and this perfect panel from an older Graphic45 paper pad set the tone for what I was wanting to achieve with my dies!

Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store and check out all of the fabulous dies in this latest release.  And, of course, you'll want to browse through the store to see what other dies you need to have on hand.

Need inspiration? 
The team has something new to share here on the Tutti Designs Blog EACH and EVERY DAY!   Pop in often and see for yourself ... what a talented group of designers!!

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 Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh my goodness.....this card is awesome! So stylish! Love how you backed the black die cuts with white, they really POP! So FAB!

  2. Darlene, this card is sharp as a tack! I just love the way you add color to your dies and this beautiful arrangement. Hugs, Autumn