Good morning! Happy Monday! Today is….. Man Card Monday! Last month, I decided that I needed to increase my stash of cards suitable for those hyper-masculine guys in my life… you know, the ones who probably wouldn’t appreciate a birthday card with flowers on it? (seriously, psh, what’s wrong with those weirdos?) Anyway, today is the second installment of Man Card Monday! (click here for last month’s project) Today’s project is uber simple, with just some die cuts and some vibrant ink blending. But you know, I’ve discovered that guys don’t need a whole lot of frills, right? At least that’s what I’m telling myself. Ha!
I began by blending Hero Arts’s Red Royal, Soft Apricot, and Butter Bar inks using my ink blending tool onto some white A2 card stock. I wanted to create a super bright and vibrant safari sunset, so I made sure to use plenty of layers and lots of ink. While that was drying, I die cut some fabulous safari-themed silhouettes (Thorn Tree and Fancy Grasses and Safari Huge Thanks) from Hero Arts and some black card stock. I love that this card has only a few simple die cuts on it, but those die cuts are so intricate that they make a huge impact!
I added the greeting from Birthday Hugs and Kisses at the bottom of the blended panel using Versafine and clear embossing powder to really make it stand out. I used foam tape to pop up the die cuts and create a sweet little sunset scene. No pink, no flowers, no sparkle, punny greeting, an animal… definitely qualifies as a Man Card in my view!
Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you’re enjoying this series… I’m definitely enjoying pushing myself outside of my natural floral inclinations!