Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! This month we're creating cards for the men! Sometimes I feel like masculine cards are probably the hardest to make. But maybe the hardest thing about them is just keeping it simple and clean! I love to add embellishments, ribbon and lots of other stuff - and I think when making a masculine card, you don't need most of that!
So we made this masculine card at my last stamp classes. We were focusing on retiring/last chance products! And a lot of what you see on this card is only available through end of May (or while supplies last)!
We used Lovely as a Tree - for it's final run! This stamp set was original to 2001 - maybe, but not sure, it's the oldest stamp set in the catalog... But it sure has been well used by me - masculine, sympathy, birthday, thank you and Christmas cards! And, kinda funny - it's my last wood stamp set, in a very ugly yellowed plastic case! ;)
But, back to the card - I stamped the tree in Memento Black Ink and then used the Aquapainter to add Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede ink to the image.
And then I added the Happy Birthday from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set. I Love this set because it has multiple options for the inside and outside sentiments - and I can never have enough of those! And this one is retiring too!!
And for some final touches that still kept it masculine - I added the Subtles folder for some texture, a little piece of the Wood Textures DSP and some Old Olive Sheer Ribbon (and the key to ribbon on a masculine card - no bow! Just flat or in a knot). A lot of all retiring things! - But I'm also super excited to get my hands on some new product soon and start creating.
I hope you enjoyed your stop here. And I can't wait to see what the amazing Elizabeth Price has in store for us!