During our pre-hop discussion we were challenged to see whether we could make a holiday project that had a "masculine" in theme. I struggled with that, not so much because I struggle with making masculine cards (frequently I prefer them), but because I couldn't really think of a holiday theme that wouldn't be appropriate for a man, other than the obvious frilly, floral styles (which I almost never prefer). Then, I found this card on Pinterest and I knew that was the answer, and I would have to recreate it. I rotated Tuesday Morning sketch #224 for my version:
stamp sets - Joy to the World, Gorgeous Grunge; ink - Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Soft Suede; card stock - Naturals Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Old Olive; Big Shot with Deco Labels Collection framelit; Naturals Designer buttons, 7/16" Natural trim, Crumb Cake 1/2" seam binding, glue dots, Stampin' Dimensionals
When I received my big box o' stampin' stuff last month, I fell in love with the Encore metallic ink pads immediately - they look as rich as heat embossing with the ease of simply stamping! Using Delicate Doilies and Encore ink to imitate fireworks for a New Year's card popped into my head one night as I was falling asleep, but I don't usually send New Year's cards. Clean & Simple sketch #265 just *had* to be used for that idea, though, so here it is:
stamp sets - Delicate Doilies, Teeny Tiny Wishes; ink - Encore silver; Stampin' Emboss powder - Silver; card stock - Basic Black, Night of Navy, Perfect Plum
I might use this to write a thank you note, or if someone unexpectedly sends us a Christmas card and we didn't send them one but don't want them to think we're ignoring them.
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