Happy Friday! Sorry for the late posting, but better late than never, right?! Technically it is still Friday here in Virginia so I think I'm in the clear. I started a new full-time job on Monday this week and I am slowly adjusting to the new schedule. In the past I was able to create and post these projects on Friday morning but no longer... I am going to have to be a lot more organized! Please bear with me as I figure this all out... never fear, I will continue with my blog and weekly videos, but they may just be a bit delayed as I get into a routine. Thanks in advance for hanging in there with me!!
So, this week over on the Sisters in Stamping blog we are featuring masculine cards for our Fabulous Friday projects... these are always so hard for me (no bling!). My card above features my favorite Serene Silhouettes stamp set because trees just scream "masculine" in my humble opinion. If you have been following my blog for a while you'll know that I also love to add lots of texture to my masculine cards and this one is no exception. I not only added the 1-1/4" burlap ribbon, but also used the Big Shot and fun Tiny Triangle impressions folder to add the texture to the always artichoke background piece. I decided to keep the sentiment simple - this one is from the Four You stamp set.
The variation of color in my leaves on the trees was achieved with our Stampin' Write markers... I love these!! The technique I employed is called "Thumping" and is so easy, yet gives great impact. I love how the leaves on the tree remind me of the changing colors of the leaves during the fall here in my area. I'll be featuring this card as my Quick & Easy card of the week next week and you'll get to see just how easy this technique is so be sure to check back. If you want the project sheet, please subscribe to my newsletter before then, too (easy to do - just enter your email address in the box at the upper right-hand corner of my blog sidebar).
For even more masculine card inspiration, please be sure to hop on over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to check out what Karla and Rachel came up with this week. Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!!
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