Guy Greetings meets Wood Textures

Welcome to another one of my creations. You may remember my Berry Burst dragonfly card from last week that I CASE’d from the Stampin’ Up® Annual Catalogue for the CASEing the Catty challenge from the Thanks section. Well I’m pleased to share that my card won the most likes! So I decided to make another card using the same card for my inspiration.

In case you can’t remember, here is the card I made.

This card was very feminine, so this time I thought I would make a masculine version.

Let’s start at the base and work our way forward.  I started with the wooden rings paper from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack the same size as my card base so that it covered the card base entirely.  I then took a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and stamped it with the Hardwood Background stamp in Crumb Cake. The contrast between the Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake was a bit too much so I used a sponge dauber with Crumb Cake to soften it.

Guy Greetings is a great stamp set for masculine cards and this time I’ve used the car and also one of the hats. I originally stamped the car in Crumb Cake, but it didn’t stand out enough for what I wanted. So I used Soft Suede but stamped off once so it wasn’t quite as dark. I probably should have done the same for the hat so it stood out more.

The “Happy Birthday” sentiment comes from the Window Shopping stamp set. I’ve stamped this in full strength Soft Suede.

Behind the sentiment I have used another one of the papers from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. This time it is a dark timber board that I used for the strip.

There are a number of different colours and textures in the card but I think they all work together. And how different does this card look from the dragonfly one or the Thanks one in the catalogue? Why don’t you try your own version of this layout?

Until next time, happy stamping

Michelle

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