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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Masculine Card using a Butterfly Stamp

Hi guys. I'm taking a bit of a break from Christmas cards today.

I wanted to make a card for one of my uncles -- was thinking of a "Praying for You" or "Thinking of You".

Now I know, those cards are not very difficult cards to make usually....

       until I tried to make it masculine.....

                         and include a butterfly stamp at the same time...

Now THAT proved to be a tough one to make!!!!


I ended up with a pretty Clean and Simple card, which wasn't what I had in mind when I first started...

       .....BUT....

                   I did manage to use a butterfly stamp on the card and still have it look masculine!!!



That's an accomplishment!!! :)

Using some orange/brown cardstock, I embossed the border with one of the "Just My Type" embossing folders. Then I layered the cardstock on white and finally on some black cardstock.  Using the same orange/brown cardstock, I stamped one of the "Fanciful Butteflies" stamps from Sweet Stamps and then cut it out with scissors. Finally I stamped a "Thinking of You" sentiment on the card that I picked up from a Michael's bin. I'm happy with the way it turned out...hopefully it'll brighten my uncle's day. :)


Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Leave me a comment if you like what you see -- I love hearing from other people in the blogging world. And I'll drop by your blog as well... :)

Have a great day! :)


some challenges I found to enter my card in:

The Cuttlebug Spot -- Any Season 
I chose "Summer"
ABC Challenge Blog -- Clean it Out!
I used my "Thinking of You" stamp which has been unused for far too long!
The Kraft Journal - Clean and Simple
Frosted Designs -- 2 Stamps to Stamp with...
Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenges -- Lost Stash
I forgot I had the "Fanciful Butterflies" stamps!


And before you head off...here's a giveaway I ran across. "THE DAILY MARKER" is giving away a "Falling Stars" craft die from Simon Says Stamps. Head on over to their blog and check out the details. 


Like I always say...you can't win it...if you're not in it! So go check it out! And good luck! :)

10 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card!Love the beautiful butterfy!
    Thanks for joining us at PDE Challenges
    Migdalia
    PDE DT

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  2. Hi there Divinity! This is where I love the CAS idea - when someone (like you) can do it SO well and make CAS still look beautiful. This is simple and yet still so lovely. Thanks for sharing this in our challenge this week at The Kraft Journal. Your art is always a blessing to see!
    Karen, The Kraft Journal
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  3. Masculine cards are always the biggest challenge for me. This one is just right!

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  4. Lovely card. I think I have that butterfly stamp too. Oh!! u made me want to use that stamp now. :) thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs' 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. Do join in the challenges for other days.

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  5. A sweet card and it totally works for a male recipient. I think the colour scheme really lends itself to this style of card. Great job.

    Thanks for linking up at The Cuttlebug Spot.

    Rachel x

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  6. A really beautiful card. Love the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at ABC!!

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  7. It is a beautiful card, very neutral and also easy to reproduce!!!

    Thank you for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs
    Jannie

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  8. Great Card, I love the deep rich colors great combo!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Cuttlebug Spot!!!
    Brianna

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  9. Lovely card. Thank you for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

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  10. Wow talk about difficult. you pulled it off wonderfully. I don't know that I could make a masculine card using a butterfly lol.Thanks for playing at ABC.

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