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Saturday, November 21, 2009

A VERY Masculine "Autumn Days"

I know I do not make masculine cards very often and it seems to be one of the more difficult ones to make. I am not sure why that is. Perhaps there are not enough masculine images out there to use for our cards. The entire stamping market could use a few more!!

I thought the Stampin' Up! "Autumn Days" could be used to make a masculine card. Actually this set can be used to make quite a variety of masculine cards. There's the pheasant in there too plus other masculine type elements! And this decorative paper..... well, it just added SO much to this card. It's from the "Autumn Meadows" package.

And a really nice thing about this card is it was very easy to make too! Oh and did I mention quick? I think it took me longer to clean up and put my stuff away than it did to do the card. Yes, you read that right. I actually put EVERYTHING away before I sat down to do this post!!! I think it's a first for me! Normally I just stack it at the end of the table in hopes that I may be going in the direction it belongs and then even more hope that I remember to grab it as I go by!!! LOL Such a nasty habit I have of not putting stuff away right after I'm finished with it. I do have to say that it is a strange feeling to see a clean spot on my worktable were there normally would have been scrap papers, scissors, pieces of ribbon ends, the stamp sets and ink pads I've used and the tape. It's all put away!! I hope I can do this every time I stamp. I wouldn't have to scramble when someone comes over to stamp!!!

Ok, back to the card. The words were done using the "Sincere Salutations" set. That poor set has been used SO much I thought the rubber would be smooth on it by now!!! LOL It is such a great to own! Like I said, I use it a LOT!

The assembly of this card went quick as well. I used a half sheet of Chocolate Chip card stock cut on the 8-1/2" side and I folded it in half. Then I cut a piece of white card stock 5-3/8" x 4-1/8". I sponged the edges using Dusty Durango. Then I cut a piece of the decorative paper 4-1/8" x 2-1/2" and taped it on the white piece. I layered the Chocolate Chip and More Mustard ribbon over the area where the two papers meet. I stamped the leaf using Dusty Durango, I punched it out using the 1-1/4" punch and sponged the edges. I punched out a piece of More Mustard using the 1-3/8" circle punch and I used the scallop punch on a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock. I layered them together and affixed them to the card over the ribbon using Dimensionals.

The "Birthday Wishes" was stamped using Chocolate Chip ink. And that was pretty much it to making this card! It would not only make a great masculine birthday card but a get well card too. Even a sympathy would work with this. And of course the fall Harvest/Thanksgiving card!

I LOVE stamp sets that I can use for more than just one occasion!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


mudmaven said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Very masculine and elegant. Love that set and the paper too! ~chris

Debby said...

Very nice manly card. I always have a hard time with them and always refer back to my deer stamps, have to keep this in mind.
Angel hugs

Mrs Bs Blog said...

Fantastic card!, I know how hard it can be to make male family`s full of men. xxx

lisa808 said...

I find masculine cards very hard to create. Thanks so much for sharing a great one.

Anonymous said...

Very lovely masculine card, Wanda.
I really like the DP, it makes it so elegant. Thanks for sharing this with us.