Monday, April 11, 2011

Masculine Birthday Wishes

Nature Silhouettes Stamp Set is a set I turn to when I need help in creating masculine cards.  For my stamp classes, I usually get request for masculine card ideas.  For some reason we seem to have trouble with designs for masculine cards.  I don't know if it because we are so used to putting a lot of ribbons and pretty embellishments on our cards, and I know for me it does take some extra thought on how to make a nice card without adding all of those pretty extras. 

For today's card I started with a base of Crumb Cake cardstock, followed by an embossed layer of Chocolate Chip, and then a square layer of Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper White.  The image was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink, and then taking my Pear Pizzazz marker I colored over a few of the branches and blades of grass.  Now, while I didn't want to tie a bow on the card, I still did take Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon and placed it near the bottom of the card for added color and dimension. 

To make today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake #120953, Pear Pizzazz #119795, Whisper White #100730, Chocolate Chip #102128
Stamp Set:  Nature Silhouettes #111542, Occasional Quotes #117048 wood or #120142 (Level 3 Hostess)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip #100908
Ribbon:  Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched Poly #119265
Marker:  Pear Pizzazz #119801 (In-Color Pack)
Punches:  Modern Label #119849, Word Window #119857
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976

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