Sunday, May 12, 2019


Masculine cards are not as easy to design or create. It seems that most cards will contain some sort of "frilly" item. Here is a card that I feel does fit the masculine category.

Stamps: Rooted in Nature
Paper: Tranquil Tide A-2, Cajun Craze 5 1/4 x 4, Nature's Poem DSP 4 x 4 1/2 (Cut @ 1 1/2), Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4 (Inside), 3 1/4 x 4 (Trunk)
Ink: Petal Pink, Tranquil Tide
Technique: Fussy Cutting
Accessories: 25" Jute Twine, Dimensionals, Adhesive

This masculine card comes together very quickly. As you can see, the bottom of mine has an extra cut. I should and will leave this bottom piece intact. I adhered the DSP onto the Cajun Craze card stock. I then tied on the Jute Twine. I stamped the tree trunk and fussy cut it. This was adhered with Dimensionals. Lastly, I adhered the card front to the card base. I used liquid glue, but any strong adhesive will do as well. Other suggestions include: tear & tape, glue dots, fast fuse, dimensionals, etc.

I hope you like it. This Rooted in Nature stamp set is taking the place of our very popular and vintage stamp set: Lovely as a Tree. I will miss seeing it in the catalog, but look forward to continue to create with it. Stamps will last for a VERY long time if they are properly cared for.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. I appreciate and encourage all of your feedback. 


1 comment:

  1. I agree, Sally - I think masculine cards are harder to make, too. But this one is gorgeous!