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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Another Masculine Card - with Deconstructed Sketch #191

I've been working on the masculine birthday cards we will be making in the May Stamp Club classes.  I wanted to get a lot of different textures on this card, and I think I succeeded.  I started with the Deconstructed Sketch seen on the right.  I used a standard A2 card size instead of the square.  The brown paper is from a pack I bought at Costco years ago - really liked the case it came in, and I still use it to store my papers.  But I'm running out of usable 12X12 paper from the pack.  But, this light pattern worked well for this card.  Not too much design, but enough to give some interest.

The striped strip across the top is actually just kraft cardstock with the design stamped in white pigment ink!  The baker's twine was purchased at an estate sale by my neighbor - and I got a TON of it for just a few dollars.  The banners and circle mat are cut from a pack of DCWV glitter paper I got at a steal at JoAnns a couple of years ago.  No reason not to add a little glitz to a guy card!  The greeting is stamped with the same white pigment ink.  I even embossed the black paper at the bottom so that it matched the stripe above.  Luckily, my strip wasn't too wide as I had to angle it in the 5X7 embossing folder.

You might notice that there seems to be a recurring thought with this card - I'm trying to use up my stash!  I love my papers, and tend to hoard them instead of using them.  After cleaning my craft room, I've decided that I bought this stuff for a reason, so I have to start using it. 

Here's a list of what else I used on this card:
Stamps -
You Mean the World to Me (sentiment) CTMH #B1467
In the Background (striped strip) CTMH #D1540
Inks - White Daisy Pigment Ink - CTMH #Z2163
Other -
Stripe 5X7 embossing folder - CTMH #Z1960
Tim Holtz Baker's Twine

In addition to the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge #191, I'm also entering this card in the Just Us Girls Challenge #283 - Masculine card.  Hop over to both of these blogs to check out the other great projects that have been submitted.

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JoAnn said...

Great masculine card. I love the design and the papers you used.

Chris D. said...

Yay for using your stash! This is an awesome guy card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!