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Fathers Day Swap Card

I don’t know about you, but I find it incredibly hard to come up with masculine themed cards.  For our team meeting tonight our swap theme is Father’s Day.  The problem I ran into is that I really didn’t have any image stamp sets that are appropriate for men (unless they happen to like flowers!).  In desperation I started flipping through the Idea Book and Catalogue taking a look at the sets and accessories that I had.  The most masculine thing I could come up with that I actually owned, was this pattern of designer paper from the Sentimental Journey collection. It coordinates with the True Thyme paper beautifully, so I used that color for my card.  The small strip of paper is Sahara Sand. I attached the ribbon so that it only goes from the left of the card to the greeting – I did this by using double sided tabpe and taping one end under the strip and the other end under the greeting.  I then tied a “faux knot”.  Since I didn’t have any masculine-type stamp sets,  I used the greeting from All Year Cheer II as my focal image, matted it on Chocolate Chip Cardstock, and mounted it on dimensionals.  I still felt like the card was a bit too plain so decided to add a little paper piercing around the matted greeting.  All in all it’s a pretty simple card, but I like how it turned out.  Click on the picture for a full listing of supplies.  Thanks for looking!

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