Tasteful Touches – You Are The Best

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#288) is to create a card using Something that begins with “P”.  I chose Patterned Paper.

With the new 2022 Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Brochure launching this month, there are a lot of new options…I selected to use the new Tropical Layers Dies and mix it up with great Masculine elements from the Annual Catalog.

There are a few current challenges that also feature Patterned Papers:  Double Trouble (#101) who has chosen to partner with the Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays (#539) for the Sketch.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Cinnamon Cider cardstock.
  • Patterned Paper: In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack.
  • Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Tweed pattern.
  • Rectangles: (2” x 3¾”) Left – Light Wood pattern and Right – Stone Brick pattern.
  • Shape – Circle: (2⅜”) Dark Wood pattern.   The sentiment, You Are The Best, from the Tasteful Touches stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.  The sentiment was then die-cut with the (2⅜”) circle die from the Layering Circles Dies set.
  • Decoration – Focal Points – Leaves: (2¼” x 3¼”) Garden Green cardstock and (2¼” x 2¾’) Pear Pizazz cardstock.  Two Leaf dies from the Tropical Layers Dies set were die-cut to add interest to the card.
  • Horizontal Cross Strip: (4¼” x ¼”) Retired Braided Burlap Trim.

All of the elements were adhered to match the Sketch.  I just love the warmth of the patterned papers from In Good Taste.  Wonderful patterns for masculine cards.  This card reminds me of the cozy family room in my home growing up.  Let’s hear it for the 70’s! Macrame and Tropical Plants.

I hope I have given you some inspiration and that you will decide to join us for this challenge and post your creations.  I look forward to seeing what you will make!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

7 thoughts on “Tasteful Touches – You Are The Best

  1. P is for patterned paper!! Perfect!! What great masculine papers you picked!! Your card will offer great inspiration for those who decide to play along with our “something beginning with P” challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz.


  2. What a great guy card, Jolanda! Love all the nature prints and the touch of green with the die cuts!! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your creative talents at BOTH Double Trouble and Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!!! -Donna


  3. What a wonderful card. I love the burlap patterned paper and the wonderful colors. Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday and we hope you can join us again soon.
    Anna, Design Team


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