I admit, I felt a bit of pressure to create a card worthy of a guest designer. I played around with a number of ideas considering what direction to go; clean and simple, something unexpected for a masculine card, bright vs. muted colors, etc. Ahh, what's a girl to do? In the end I went with a neutral main color and added splashes of brown and retired Bravo Burgundy from Stampin' Up (still one of my favorite colors). The patterned paper flagged on the bottom is actually from a Christmas paper pack, but I love the pattern for a masculine card. I used a number of single stamps and elements from a few stamp sets to create both backgrounds and focal images. To bring some texture to the card, I included some layering, raised some elements with foam squares and heat embossed the "Journey". To top it all off, I used some waxed twine that I've had kicking around in my craft room for years for the tag, leaving the tails extra long for more texture.
Week 272 ~ Create a Masculine Birthday Card
City Crafter Challenge Blog
For more fabulous masculine card inspiration, swing by the City Crafter Challenge. We all seem to need more masculine cards for our stashes, so why not play along?