Elizabeth Cooper
I'll be hand-delivering this card to a good friend in a few days. I knew I wanted something decidedly masculine. No flowers, butterflies, or sparkles. Since I love everything feminine, this was quite a challenge for me! In the end, I'm very happy with the way this card turned out.

Once again, nearly everything I used on this card is from Jillybeansoup's September 2011 Card Kitchen kit. I started with a piece of Red Beans paper, which I cut into two different sizes. My friend is from Texas, and I thought the red-and-white stars had a Southern US look to them. Next, I cut a piece of Brown Pea Pod paper. I love the colors and bold pattern on this one.

The last pattern paper was a strip of Pinto Beans, into which I cut some slits and tied brown-and-white twine, securing it with a bow. For the sentiment, I used a die cut scallop shape from Jillibeansoup's Homemade 6 Bean Soup collection. In the center, I adhered a piece of white cardstock, which I stamped with a sentiment from the Fiskars All Year Cheer stamp set using Tuxedo Black ink from Memento. I inked the edges using Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and went around the oval with a brown marker.

The buttons were the finishing touch, and they come from Nikki Sivilis Cute as a Button collection. These are her Burlap Buttons.

My husband commented that the card has a leather feel to it. I love that!

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  1. Anonymous Says:

    I also find it challenging to make masculine cards, yours turned out great!