Sweet Stampin' - Masculine Cards

It's time for another Sweet Stampin' challenge and this time, we want to see you making for your men. Our 'Masculine' theme is not always a favourite for crafters, but we all have fellas in our lives we need to give a little love to, so pull out your manly papers and stash and let's get creating! We are being sponsored by the wonderful Quixotic Paperie this challenge. So it's a fab prize on offer.

My DT card is one I made for my baby brothers graduation. As always, I was late, late, late, giving this to him - he graduated in 2014! But it's the thought that counts right? He totally deserves a little love and recognition having graduated with 2 masters degrees! So this sentiment I thought was perfect for his achievements. He's worked so hard this past year, holding down a full time job at the same time, serious kudos to my clever baby brother for seeing his goal and reaching it. We're all really proud of him! I have to give kudos to his awesome wife too, who supported him through his training and exams and became a chartered accountant this year. What's the saying 'behind every man...' You rock Yazzy! We love ya xxx

I've used Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles to make the mats for the sentiment and have layered a chocolate brown hessian strip between. I frayed the edges a bit. It doesn't show up well in this pic, but does give a nice bit of texture and interest to the card. The stripey yellow paper was on my desk having been left over from my baby diary creation. It's from Zoe Pearn and is called 'Baby of Mine'. I used a cream card base, so I thought the buttery yellow of the striped paper worked well with the base and the masculine olive green just gave it that 'boy feel' it needed. 

I cut a heart from white paper using a cool stitched edge heart die from Lil' Inkers, and coloured it olive with my promarkers, then layered a wooden button with twine on top. I added some Quickutz photo corners also coloured with my Olive Promarker and added a couple of clouds with a flatback flair button with a hot-air balloon which reads '2014' - the year my brother graduated - on it.

I always tend to keep masculine makes quite CAS. So there you have it. Do pop on over to the main challenge blog and check out what my awesome teamies have been up to. They are a hugely talented bunch, so you're sure to find more inspiration there! See you again soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Inky Chicks: #45 ~ Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge: #210 ~ Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays: #194 ~ Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: January ~ Dies & Punches
Moving Along With The Times: Dies and/or Punches
Creative Inspirations Challenge: #296 ~ Anything Goes with an Optional Sketch
Loves Rubberstamps: Stamp in Any Colour Except Black (Olive Green Ink for Sentiment)
CASology: #129 ~ NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff!) A new 'flair' button for me. I've had it a while, but it's the first time I've used it. I made a card afterwards, which I posted earlier this week, but this was the first card I actually used a 'flair button' on.


Super card for your brother, such a fantastic achievement, two masters degrees and working full time, you must be so proud of him.

Absolutely gorgeous card, thank you so much for playing with Sweet Stampin'.

Warm hugs
Tracey T said…
No wonder you're so proud of your brother, that's quite an achievement. Love this card - it's a really interesting take on a masculine theme and one I'd like to case sometime, please, if that's OK!! Hugs xx
mixamatoasties said…
Super card Wends! And so glad I'm not the only person who runs late with things ;)

Susan xx
Chris said…
A brother (and SIL) to be proud of Wends! Fabulous card, beautiful and apt sentiment!
Better late than never :)
Pami said…
This is a perfect male card Wends, I love all the little extra bits! Pami x
Thordis said…
Beautiful card for your brother. I love the color combo you have used :)
Hugs xx
Debs said…
Fabulous card Wendy - loving all the textures.
Well done to your Brother for his achievments.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx
Rachel said…
Congratulations to your Brother, what a fab achievement. Fab card too, love your colours. Hope you're keeping well, Wedgie xxx
brenda said…
It's a perfect masculine card for your Brother Wendy and great use of your dies and punches.

It's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations thanks so much for joining in.

B x
Unknown said…
Great Male card, love the design and colours. Fab sentiment. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and hope you will join us again soon. Jennifer DT member
Helen said…
Great card - love your design.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x
Teresa Kline said…
darlin card, luv the embellishments! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

add a little glimmer to your life......sparkle & shine! *~*
Lynne K said…
A very elegant masculine card, which I'm sure your brother will treasure in acknowledgement of his fantastic achievement. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

Bellaelysium said…
This is such a lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays Challenge! -Esther
Anonymous said…
This is such a lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays Challenge! -Esther

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