It's group post day for the Papertrey Ink crew! By now, you've probably figured out that the focus this month is primarily on "man-cards." I'm going with a boy-card. I chose the Fly Away set by Becky Oehlers and added a sun image from Dawn McVey's Scattered Showers Additions set to complete the little scene.
I stamped the solid image of the plane in Pure Poppy ink and stamped it a second time with Versamark ink, heat-embossing with detail silver embossing powder. Next I used a pencil to lightly sketch the lines of my cloud. Putting the plane on a cloud saved me some fussy cutting around the cockpit! ;-) I stamped the sun next and cut it out, as well as freehand cutting two more clouds. I cut parts of the silver-embossed plane out and glued over the Pure Poppy plane. Background is Aqua Mist cardstock aged with some Chamomile Distress ink and stitched to a Pure Poppy mat layer. Rope is some old SU cording that I had in my stash, and safety pin is a Tim Holtz Mini Pin.
Since the point of this post was to share some masculine card tips, here are a few of mine: for me, the hardest part of creating "man-cards" is knowing that I can't accessorize in my usual way. Big, curvy bows? Fuhgetaboutit. If you need a ribbon, try twill, and fasten it with a knot or a simple brad or button. Speaking of buttons, be moderate and understated. Slathering on the details? It will take a special man to notice the details. Unless you are making a card for that man, simplify. Try clean lines, masculine colors, understated accessories. You can do it!
You'll want to see what the entire PTI crew has come up with to help you on those man-cards:
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