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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Masculine thank you ...

A very quick post today. This card has some strong elements, and I think it's perfect as a masculine thank you card.

I cut the "thanks" with an old Cuttlebug die and adhered it to my rust-colored piece of cardstock. Once it was adhered, I dry-embossed the cardstock with a Darice 5" X 7" embossing folder called Striped Background. I rather liked how the die-cut was embossed right along with the CS.

I created a black button with an Impression Obsession button die. When I make these buttons, I always adhere at least four of them together to give them the dimension of a real button.

Then I cut a piece of burlap and sprayed it with some ink (not sure of the brand at the moment - could be Dylusions) and adhered it to the embossed CS with some red-line tape. Once that was done, I wrapped the CS with some black twine and tied it after running the ends through the button holes.

The inside of my card was left plain - just a matted piece of white cardstock so the sender can write a personal note.

I really liked the strong elements of this card - the stripes, the burlap, the black twine and button. I think the simple design also adds to its masculinity.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Jamie Martin said...

Great masculine card and love that button die!

designbydonna said...

Great card for a guy. I like the way the thanks looks incorporated in the impression folder.

Glittered Paws said...

Awesome - what a cool masculine thank you card. I don't do real well on "simple/masculine. I always think it needs more but this is perfect.

Lynne in NI said...

Those colours are perfect for a masculine Thanks card. Love your button, I thought it was a real one!