Sunday, June 29, 2008

Masculine Thanks

I have had a few requests to show some masculine cards on my blog. I needed to make some Thank You cards for my husband to send out for Birthday and Father's Day. I have a few more that I need to make so I will share them as I make them. I don't have many masculine sets so I decided to use "Lovely as a Tree" which I am surprised and delighted didn't make it on the retired stamp set list. I love this set. I have never used the oak leaf and acorn image, so I decided to use it repeatedly for the background. I stamped the focal image in Timber Brown StazOn and watercolored it with my aquapainter and re-inkers. I also decided to add a bit of hodgepodge hardware since it is retiring and I have quite a bit that I have stored away! Also, when I was rearranging and moving my soon to be retired stamp sets, I discovered my *hoard* of In-Color paper from last year so I decided to use True Thyme on this card. It is still one of my favorite greens and I am leaving the paper out, so that I will actually use it. I don't mind that they are retired because they are still gorgeous colors. Thanks for fluttering by!

Stamps: Fundamental Phrases, Lovely as a Tree

Ink: True Thyme, Timber Brown StazOn, Close to Cocoa, White

Paper: Naturals Ivory, True Thyme, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Aged Copper HodgePodge Hardware, Dimensionals, Sponges * can you believe there isn't any ribbon?* Paper Piercer and Mat Pack


Kim Gasper said...

This is gorgeous! I ordered Lovely as a Tree a couple of months ago. I figured it would be retiring and I really wanted to have it. So excited it's not retiring!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I love this stamp set and your card is gorgeous!! I have to say that I have never seen True Thyme look better!

Lisbet said...

I´m just surfing around and looking for some new ideas and projcts.
I came across your side and I think it´s great. Thanks for all inspiration.


Shannon Erskine said...

Gorgeous card Kelly! Great colors! love the ribbon and slider!

Leslie Miller said...

Isn't it funny how folks frequently request ideas for masculine cards but not many people comment on them? This is a beautiful card, whether masculine or not. I love earthy colors and nature themes. Simply beautiful, Kelly!