So here is what I came up with...I chose to work with the fish image from Masculine Motifs (which Nichole has not introduced yet, so here is a sneeky peeky!) and paired it with Background Basics: Woodgrain. My idea behind combing these sets was to create the look of water, using the texture of the woodgrain, for the fish. As soon as I saw the fish, my mind immediately turned the detail of the woodgrain into flowing or rippling water. I accomplished this by heat embossing the woodgrain onto Enchanted Evening cardstock. So what do you think, did it turn out? Don't you just love it when you can get so much more use out of stamps than what they were intended for?!
I don't know about you but, I rarely use those buttons with the brand names etched into the tops. I'm just too picky. But I have recently realized that these buttons make the perfect embellishments for masculine cards. The text really adds a lot to the texture and depth, yet aids in keeping the card clean and simple. Now that's my kind of embellishment!
To get a serious eye full of masculine inspiration, tips and ideas, check out what the others have come up with:
- Betsy Veldman
- Dawn McVey
- Debbie Olson
- Heather Nichols
- Lisa Johnson
- Melissa Phillips
- Michelle Wooderson
- Niki Estes
- Kim Hughes
- Erin Lincoln
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Fathers Day:
- Stamps: Masculine Motifs & Background Basics: Woodgrain
- Ink: Orange Zest, Dark Chocolate & Versamark
- Cardstock: Kraft, Enchanted Evening & Vintage Cream
- Accessories: Kraft Twine, Dark Chocolate Vintage Button, Clear Embossing Powder, Mat Stack 1 Die & Marvy Uchida Circle Punch