I've been giving this project a lot of thought and without further ado I will attempt to provide inspiration and ideas for masculine cards every Monday. I will be using current and retired Stampin' Up products.
The consensus among card makers is that it is difficult to come up with a masculine card. Let's face it, the industry is catered to women. There are not a lot of images that can be used for men. We tend to over think when making a card for a man, at least I do. The first card I wanted to post for today was causing me much "over thinking" as I was trying to add to many elements. I wanted the first one to be a real "wow" and "why didn't I think of that" kinda card and went back to the drawing board.
I present to you the 1st Manly Monday Card:
For the base I used Sahara Sand. I cut a piece of Close to Cocoa Designer Series paper and scored it at every 1/2" inch to form a diamond pattern. I folded the score lines and sanded them lightly with a Sanding Block. I stamped the You sentiment from Define Your Life in Always Artichoke Craft Ink and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. Punched it out using the Key Tag Punch. I layered that piece using Dimensionals on a Wide Oval Punch piece of Always Artichoke. Added a piece of the largest Twill Tape and a rub on from the Chateau Bella collection. And there you have it, a masculine card for a nice neighbor who shoveled your walk, the waiter who always remembers how you like your coffee, or the guy that helped you out when you ran of gas. Thanks Bill :)
It was a beautiful day yesterday and "the kids" were outside playing. No sooner are they out there, I hear a rukkus. They're fighting over a stick and look how dirty they are!!! Oh My!!! To make matters worse I notice that Wesley, the bigger and younger one on the left, has been chewing the deck that desperately needs staining.
So I sit Frankii down, the older and smaller one on the right, and give him a scolding. This is how he holds his head when he is not happy, I call it his stubborn look.
I'm telling him that he is older and wiser and should know better and "now you're going to need a bath and stay in for the rest of the day". Aww, the look of Spring in the country. Gotta love it :)
A la prochaine!