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Monday, January 10, 2011

Masculine Card

I often find masculine cards harder to make, I find them not has fun and interesting as making something with glitter, pretty colors and ribbons, but sometimes there is a need for a 'guys' card.

So looking through my bella binders I spotted Fat Scribble Tree, (which has never seen ink yet!) and thought hmmm possibly that would work.

I tried Linda's card making process, which you can read her step-by-step instructions here if you haven't already. So I followed as such - picked out my stamp, went through my 6x6 papers - I was looking for something kind of nature looking, so when I saw this first piece with the cute little owl sitting on a branch- I thought perfect - okay so no need to dig any further - otherwise I'm sure I would change my mind as I came across something else! I would worry about the layout later.

So, I started by stamping the tree in Versafine Sepia on some cream cardstock.  Use round s/binder dies to cut the tree out as well as the next layer.  Then used a scallop die for the cream again, and then some dark brown cut with Label die #3 for the final layer.  I left the circle die on the image after cutting and sponged some versamagic oasis green.

Then the layout, I didn't want to cover up the bottom left hand corner, so decided to keep the card plain and simple, and just went with what I did.  Finished off with a piece of ribbon at the top and 3 bella dots.

Phew, actually finished a card in pretty good time by following Linda's sugggestions.  Most times I pick my stamp then try to look for papers that would suit the image, now that takes me forever, because I have so many papers I just can't make up my mind.  And the layout as well, takes forever some times, but what I found helps, is I print off layouts when I come across them that I like, keep them in a binder, so I have some reference to go to.

Just a reminder that this friday Jan 14, is our first bellariffic challenge of 2011. Hope you get a chance to play along, if so, email your entry to Emily by thursday night.  Here is the sketch challenge for this week:

see you again soon,


  1. this is a perfect masculine card - off to put this stamp in my "cart"!!

  2. yahooooo!!!!!!!! love this card, and so glad my process worked for you!

  3. FABULOUS! This is a wonderful card; just perfect for a man. Love the DP as well, who makes it?