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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
For the Men
This week at Inky Impressions, we want to see cards for the men. Yes, our theme this week is MASCULINE CARDS. I don't know about the rest of you, but I have a house full of males who keep insisting on having birthdays year after year. I struggle with trying to find images or make male oriented cards. Yes, you heard me, I said struggle. It is so much easier to make a cute little girl card or a pretty female card full of flowers or -- well, you know. I was thrilled to find a couple of Inky Impressions images featuring golf because I have several family members (hubby included) who like to walk the links and take swings at a tiny little white ball.
This little guy, Golfing Brandon, is a digital stamp and can be found in the Inky store here. Isn't he cute in his old fashion checkered knickers? I've colored him with my Copic markers. My card base is white with a layer of blue matted with navy card. The DPs are from My Mind's Eye "Playdate" 6 x 6" pad. I cut the Brandon image into a square and matted it with navy and red. The side strip is also from the same pad, matted with the navy. The pennant across the top is from the same pad. The pennants were printed across the page as part of another design, so I hand cut them and glued them to a piece of Baker's twine. I tied a bow at each end of the twine and glued the two ends across my card. Then I placed tiny foam dots under each of the pennants to give them a slight lift.
The red corner die (on the strip) is Joy Crafts 6002/0125. I printed the sentiment off from my computer and then cut it using a round punch (Creative Memories). I then cut the next size larger circle from red and mounted the sentiment circle to it. The three little yellow buttons at the bottom are from my stash.
We do hope that you can join us this week in our challenge at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog. As always, you do not have to use an Inky Impressions stamp to play along (although we would, of course, love it if you did, and as a thank you, you will receive two entries into the prize drawings). We are very proud of the Inky Impressions rubber stamps and digital images, and I know you will find them all to be as charming or nice as I find them. Stop by the store and have a look.