Monday, August 12, 2013

Masculine Thank You Card

Masculine cards are always a little challenging for me to create.  I would much rather make a card with lots of frills, flowers, lace and other embellishments in a variety of soft pastel colors.  That recipe obviously won't do for a masculine card.

I recently needed a masculine thank you card and thought about using one of the cork embellishments I cut a few weeks ago.  I selected one of the cork tags for this card and stamped a border design on it using Saddle Brown Staz On ink.  The Staz On ink stamps beautifully on the cork.   Stars are usually my go to motif for masculine cards, but this time I decided to use some geometric stamps to decorate my card base.  Not one star on this masculine card - yeah me for using something other than stars on a masculine card!

I used another cork tag for my cardlift video on YouTube last week.  This one slipped into a pocket on the front of the card.  You can watch that video HERE.

Thank You Card Materials:

Papertrey Ink Rustic White card stock
Inkadinkado Clear Stamp Thank You Words
Arrow and Zig-Zag Border from the My Mind's Eye Indie Chic Ginger Pictures stamp set
TPC Studios Dots and Stripes (border stamp used on the cork tag)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (I don't know what this one is called)
Fancy Pants Summer's End patterned paper
Spellbinders Labels 21
Spellbinders Standard Circle Die (1 3/4 inch size)
1 1/8 Inch Circle Punch
Saddle Brown Staz On Ink