Stampin' Royalty. Today's challenge at Stampin' Royalty is to create a Masculine Project. What perfect timing--just before Father's Day. Go ahead and join us this week so you can get your Father's Day cards done before the last minute. I admit, I struggle a bit with the masculine cards. I guess I just love the bright and girly colors more and I love adding ribbon to my cards. Well, I successfully created a card without flowers and frills (although I was very tempted to sneak in some ribbon, but I resisted). My card even got my husband's seal of approval.
Speaking of my husband, he has been pretty supportive of my hobby (addiction?) for the past 13 years. When my husband and I were dating, my sister strongly suggested that I not show him my craft room until after I had a ring, she thought I'd scare him off--and I thought I had a lot of craft stuff then. When we were engaged, he took me out for my birthday and drove me 30 minutes in the opposite direction from our destination just so I could go get a new catalog to look at (my downline got hers that day and I couldn't wait to see it) and then put up with me scouring the catalog instead of paying a lot of attention to him the rest of the drive. He's always thought that the Stampin' Up! colors have silly names and he likes to poke fun of them at times. He never liked it when a color was called what it wasn't (Not Quite Navy, Almost Amethyst) because he said that they should call a color what it is instead of what it isn't. When I told him I was making a masculine card for this blog challenge, he initially suggested that I use Gross Green and Beautiful Brown, but then changed his mind and thought of colors such as Gorgeous Green, Galactic Green, Burly Brown, or Righteous Red. I laughed and quickly wrote his suggestions down because I knew they'd be great for a blog post :) The funny thing is, sometimes he's actually pretty good at guessing the color names. When we had been married for just two years, we were in Walt Disney
World and he commented that one of the monorails looked like it was
Luscious Lemon and Stampin' Up! used to have a color called Luscious Lime.
I decided to go along with his suggestions when picking the color scheme for this card, so I used Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake. Now don't those names just scream masculine, lol? At least the actual colors do, they give me a National Park kind of feel. I used the Pictogram Punches stamp set for the star and punched a few out with the star from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. I absolutely love Stampin' Up!'s Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, so I used the Lucky Stars embossing folder on the white card stock. I cut out the "happy" with the Hello You thinlits and stamped the "Father's Day" from the Crazy About You stamp set. I'm so happy that the thinlits and stamp set both made it into the new Stampin' Up! Catalog. I cut the banner by cutting a strip of card stock and then punched the end of it with the hexagon punch to give it the banner shape. However, now they have a nifty new banner punch to make it even easier! I just need to get my hands on one of those punches.
Thanks for stopping by. Come back and visit again! And, Happy Father's Day in a few weeks to all of you fathers out there, especially to the father of my kids!