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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My name is Andrea Walford and I am a mixed media artist, writer & Online Business Coach for Creatives. I have spent the last 12 years teaching thousands of card makers and aspiring mixed media artists around the world how to discover and develop their own creativity as well as how to grow and develop a creative online business.
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