I made this card for the Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #116 to make a masculine birthday card. I picked up this cool wheat bundle stamp at an expo on Friday and couldn't wait to come home and play with it. I stamped it with Memento Rich Cocoa & Desert Sand inks, and added highlights with a brown marker and a Spica glitter pen. The woodgrain panel was done with a TH Sizzix ef, and I just smeared about 5 different ink pads over the embossed portion until it looked like real wood to me. The dsp is from the Paper Co Mirabelle pad. I loved the soft muted plaid colors which just looked masculine to me. The sentiment was done with an Inkadinkado stamper on a word window punch. Sponging was done with Antique Linen ink.
And here is my card, made entirely from scraps. I embossed the teal panel with a CB hearts ef, embossed the black panel with a CB herringbone ef, and the kraft panel was done with a CB diamonds ef. Sentiment is by HA, and the little star was punched from kraft and has a cute brad added to it just for a touch of red color! I thought this card was more on the masculine side, so now I'll make more of this design with feminine papers too! In this heat wave, I've been staying indoors & making oodles of cards for challenges that will soon be heading to OWH for our troops. I hope I don't burn myself out before the weather breaks! LOL
Take care, and have a great day, and thanks so much for stopping by!