Stamp Review Crew – Guy Greetings

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Today’s theme for the Stamp Review Crew is Guy Greetings.  I’m super excited about the inspiration that is to follow – because I really struggle with this stamp set.

It’s one of the few stamp sets made by Stampin’ Up! that comes in all three formats – wood, clear & photopolymer.


This post is part of an international blog hop with projects all themed around the Guy Greetings stamp set.  You might have just come from Tanya Boser’s fabulous post.  Now it’s me and next up is the wonderful creativity of Sue Plote.  Make the round trip & gather inspiration as you visit some of the best!

I’ve decided to make another pop-out swing card (because they are awesome – you can find instructions on Debbie’s blog here) but with a circle front to mix it up a little.

Stamp Review Crew - Guy Greetings stamp set. Pop-out Circle Swing Card. Kelly Kent -

The car image from Guy Greetings is my favourite to use and I find it the easiest to match to a theme.  The tools are a nice side-kick!

To be honest, the shirtless guy just weirds me out – I’m so curious to see if anyone on the hop can make an awesome card that features him!

Stamp Review Crew - Guy Greetings stamp set. Pop-out Circle Swing Card. Kelly Kent -

I do love the sentiments from this stamp set – they are bold & classic and perfect for masculine themed cards.

I had a bit of a play with the sentiments for this card and wanted to share my love of masking tape with you.

Masking is theme over at Just Add Ink this week, so I’m entering my card in their challenge.

The extra item every crafter needs in their toolbox. Kelly Kent -

We all have a few non-Stampin’ Up! items in our ‘toolkit’.  Is masking tape in yours?

{Do you call it something other than masking tape? That might be so Aussie!}

I use masking tape all the time.  If you use it gently, it’s great for holding things in place for just a second.

But the reason I use it the most is for masking out parts of a stamp or sentiment when I don’t want them.  It seems a bit extreme to cut stamps (just in case you want them in the original format again – though I have been known to do it on occasion).  Masking makes it so easy to just block out the bit you don’t need.

For this card I needed to break up the ‘righty-tighty, lefty-loosey’ stamp and the ‘to a classic’ stamp because they didn’t fit in the panel or punch I wanted to use.

Using Masking Tape on stamps to change the sentiment. Kelly Kent -

To use masking tape on your stamps, simply rip off a piece big enough to cover the area you don’t want to see and put it sticky side down on your stamp.  If it’s close to other lettering, make sure you press the edge firmly down between the letters.

Using Masking Tape on stamps to change the sentiment. Kelly Kent -

Ink up your stamp and remove the tape before stamping on to your cardstock.  Don’t forget to take the tape off or you’ll get a strange pattern as well as your stamp!

Using Masking Tape on stamps to change the sentiment. Kelly Kent -

This technique works perfectly for photopolymer stamps that are easy to line up.

My last tip before I hand you over to the wonderful Sue at This Pink Rooster, is to make sure your stamp is super clean & dry before you start (or you’ll end up with a shadow on your masked part that shows up when you press down).

We’re getting ready to choose stamp sets from the new catalogue for the next months of hop.  I’m so excited to be creating & sharing some new stamp sets!!!  Kelly x

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16 thoughts on “Stamp Review Crew – Guy Greetings

  1. This is such a great masculine card Kelly and l love the fold and your take on the JAI masking challenge. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  2. Great way to use masking, Kelly … I don’t have masking tape in my stash, but might just have to rectify that! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. You are totally rocking the pop out swing card, Kelly. This is a great masculine card – lots of texture & movement & a great colour combination. Glad you could play along at JAI again this week.
    PS. the shirtless guy weirds me out too.
    Di 🙂

  4. Have this stamp set and need more ideas so hopping along. Just stopping to say how much I like your card.

  5. Thank you for sharing the idea of using masking tape…..can’t believe I’ve not done that before. Great man card – Love the fancy fold too. Chantell JAI

  6. Haha, I’m not as clever as you and usually end up with the shadow as I haven’t cleaned my stamp well enough. Sigh… Fabulous masculine card, Kelly. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

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