I came over all manly today! No, that doesn't mean I got my big trousers out - it means I thought I'd better start replenishing my stash of cards to give to the guys.
I thought the SU Trendy Trees stamp set would lend itself to masculine quite nicely and nice earthy, outdoors colours - Garden Green, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip cardstock and Garden Green, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie inks. Here are a couple of cards I came up with.
I've been enjoying using sewing on my cards lately but today I thought I'd go for a more controlled look with faux stitching. I brought out my soft Derwent pencils as well - haven't used those in a while - and drew in a simple, stylised background for the trees.
This one has real stitching. I thought two rows of messy stitching would be good for a man (but perhaps I'm mixing with the wrong sort of man!) To finish the card off I added this twine-around-the-brad feature.
I really enjoyed these masculine projects today.
Hope they've helped you get in touch with your masculine side!
PS. All this leather-look, studs and faux stitching has got me thinking about a gift presentation box. Look out for that soon on this blog!