Thursday, June 7, 2018

Masculine Card

Hello, Crafters,

Here I am again with another masculine card; it is simple in design and can be used for any occasion.

I used Stampin' Up "Lovely as a Tree" for the image and used a cotton swab to dry brush on some color with brown and green inks. The die cut squares are from Sizzix Stitched Squares and Sue Wilson Madison Square. I used two different square dies because there seems to be too much distance between the edges in nested die sets (does that make sense?) In other words, the frame for the smaller die cut is much larger that the cut that is being framed, and takes up too much real estate on the card. That is why I used two different square sets; the frame is much smaller and more suited to the size of the card.

The green background is embossed with a Darice Basket Weave EF; the card is finished with a flat rustic beige ribbon knot.

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 07 Just Us Girls - Outside 3E #1
Jun 10 HeARTful Stamping Challenge - AG with a Stamp 2E #1
Jun 10 Creative Moments Challenge - AAG 3E #2
Jun 11 Crafty Creations Challenge - AG 3E #2
Jun 15 'Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AAG UE
Jun 17 Cards in Envy - For the Boys 3E #1
Jun 17 Crafty Cardmakers - Masculine UE
Jun 27 Stamping Sensations - AG with a Stamp 3E #1
Jun 30 Ellibele's Creative Moments Challenge - Masculine 3E #1
Jun 30 Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - The Boys Have It 3E #1
Jun 30 Unicorn Challenge - Masculine UE
Jun 30 Crafts Galore - AG UE
Jun 30 A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - AG UE

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


  1. Beautiful. So perfect for men. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge this month.

  2. Lovely card using one of my favourite stamp sets.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations This Month

  3. A perfect masculine card, love the embossed background!
    Thanks so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!

  4. Your tree is lovely! Yet is has a masculine vibe to the card. Love the embossed card stock too. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy.

  5. A beautiful stylish card. A lovely embossed background for the tree. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  6. Love the detail of the die you used to cut out the image! It adds a great visual element. The basket weave is a great backdrop for this image and adds great texture.

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  7. Lovely card - I love the delicate effect of the leaves in the tree. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers...



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