Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Monday, April 15, 2013

Stocking up on the MAN cards

lol After the card I made yesterday, I realized I have NO masculine cards ready in case of an "emergency."  So I am challenging myself to make at least one a day for the next week.  Here is the second one in as many days, using challenges from The Play Date Cafe and Try Stampin' On Tuesday.
I love, love, LOVE these colors together. I am glad that Pool Party has been introduced as one of the core colors in the Stampin' Up! family so I can continue to use it with this combination. It is not one I probably would have come up with on my own. Thank goodness for challenges! :)
Countryside is a great masculine stamp and I REALLY hope they don't retire it yet!  It is one of those stamps that looks great colored in OR just stamped plain, I think.  Which is good for me because I am not a big fan of coloring. lol I also used Clockworks down at the bottom for some extra texture on the card base.  I know banners are really hot right now and they are perfect for a masculine card because they don't have to look too girly so that is why I added the strip of three.  I did add a little bit of ribbon inside the button, which might be a little girly but hopefully not too much! 
Stamp Sets: Clockworks, Countryside, Perfectly Penned
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Midnight Muse, Tangerine Tango
Tools: Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Accessories: Natural Designer Button, Sycamore Street Ribbon (retired from SAB)


  1. Love your card! Great use of the sketch and I love all the simple elements you have added - makes for a great 'man' card :) Thanks for joining us this week at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

  2. such a great use of the colors! and what a cool image, love it. Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
    -Rachel w k

  3. So great to have you play along with us over at The Play Date Cafe! This is a great entry into our gallery & we look forward to you playing again!