“I’m Just Ken” ~ Home Made Card
Today is Ken’s day! Last week, I posted about a super cute Barbie card that I made during a Live video.
I made a matching Ken card for today’s post. At some of the Barbie movie premiers, I saw Ryan Gosling wearing these fabulous light-coloured suits, so I decided my Ken card should be in a Fresh Freesia suit. Fresh Freesia is like a pink and purple combined today, and Ken wears it well. I purposefully coloured his jacket to look tailored at the waist.
I used the stamp set as my Barbie post: Here’s to Love. It is a wedding stamp set, but the bride and groom images were perfect for my Barbie and Ken cards. See all the supplies I used at the end of this post.
For Ken’s card, I tried to make the card a little more ‘masculine’ with mostly clean lines and a plaid background. I stamped the Ken image with my Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock. I cut out the image with the Radiating Stitches dies. These dies have a subtle but interesting border around the edge. The Radiating Stitches dies are also only available online in the Online Exclusives section of my Stampin’ Up! Store (view here).
I also used the Radiating Stitches dies to cut out the little circle where I stamped “No. 1”. If you watched the Barbie movie, you know this is a nod to the fact that Ken is quite upset at being a No.2 to Barbie. I also got a little bit of extra blue ink on the circle when I stamped it, but I decided it added to the look and just left it.
The greeting comes from the He’s the Man stamp set. The greeting “hello handsome” also features a moustache image. To omit the moustache, I laid scrap paper over the image and then inked up the greeting with Blueberry Bushel ink. I then removed the piece of scrap paper and stamped the greeting. I then punched out the greeting with the Double Oval Punch from Stampin’ Up!, which you can see on the list of supplies below.
Finally, I added a little bling with the Tinsel Gems, to the greeting, as this handsome Ken needed a little extra something!
I’m going to enjoy giving this card to my handsome #1 husband!