Sunday, May 5, 2019

Creation Station - MonuMENtal Blog Hop!

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!  

Julie B


Sara Nell Langland said...

Great card, Julie. I'm going to miss Lovely as a Tree, too.

Sara Levin said...

That is a great set for a masculine card, Julie!

kkstamper said...

Julie: I love all the details on this card--without going over the top. It's a perfect card for a man. My wood "Lovely As a Tree" is also in a yellowing plastic box ;-) xoKathyxo

Jennifer Downey said...

I think I shed a tear when I found out Lovely As A Tree was retiring. I bought it years and years ago when it first first debuted and it will forever remain in it's yellowing plastic case for me to continue to enjoy it. Great card Julie!

Stamping T! said...

Such a lovely card for "Lovely as a Tree" - I just don't use it near enough.

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