Friday, June 15, 2018

Masculine Card #2

Making masculine cards is really outside my comfort zone, but because of the need for masculine cards sent to our military posts, I am pushing my limits.  Is anyone else having trouble finding stamps that are masculine appropriate? If you know of some, please let me know...

Today's card is made using a Stampin' Up Lovely as a Tree stamp with two dies, Sizzix Stitched Squares and Sue Wilson Madison Square. I dabbed ink onto the tree with a Q-Tip using green and brown; I rubbed the tip on plain paper to dull the color so that it would not be very intense. The background is made with Spellbinders Basket Weave EF. I used four layers of aluminum foil and ran it through my Big Shot, cut it down to size, and used a sponge applicator to put on brown acrylic paint over the entire surface. This gave it an aged appearance which looks very masculine. A green grosgrain ribbon adds extra interest.

Tip:  Next time I do this, I will glue the foil layers together, as they had a tendency to separate.

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 15 'Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AAG UE
Jun 17 Crafty Cardmakers - Masculine UE
Jun 18 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #1
Jun 21 Cardz TV - AG 3E #1
Jun 26 A Perfect Time to Craft - AAG 3E #2
Jun 25 Crafty Creations Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jun 29 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #1
Jun 29 Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Use Color 2E #1
Jun 30 Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Jun 30 Creative Fingers Challenge - AG 3E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog; I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day!

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.  NLT

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God--something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

A simple prayer for salvation:

O, God! I know that I am a sinner!  I thank You that Jesus Christ, Your holy Son, was born of a virgin, came and lived a sinless life here on earth, and died on the cross as a sinless sacrifice for my sin. I accept His atonement for every sin I have ever committed, and receive Your salvation. I put all of my trust in Jesus Christ of Nazareth and receive Him as Lord of my life from this moment on. Thank You, Father God, for this grace given to me!

2 Corinthians 5:17
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

Holy Bible, New Living Translation 


  1. This is just so beautiful. Lovely image and I just love the background, it looks fabulous. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for


  2. Fabulous male card!! I love the background .. abbsolutely brilliant!! Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Cardmakers. x

  3. Thank you for sharing your masculine card with us (and how you created the neat background from tin foil) with us at Through The Craft Room Door

  4. Lovely card, perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers this time, hope to see you again!
    Jo x

  5. Fabulous card, I love the embossed background. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Janice DT for


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