Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Why are men so difficult?

It's the age old question - why are men so difficult?  I have such a hard time when it comes to creating masculine cards.  All sorts of things run through my mind.  Can I use the color pink?  Can I use ribbon?  Is it taboo to put flowers on a masculine card?

So last night I had the duty of creating a masculine card for my co-worker's birthday.  I was stumped.  I spent quite some time going through my stamps and other sundry supplies trying to figure out what I was going to do.  He's a hunter, should I use my beagle stamp? He likes to fish, do I have fish stamps?  So after about 30 minutes of driving myself crazy it hit me - KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!  So I dd.

The Happy Birthday stamp is from Close to my Heart which I stamped directly onto the craft cardstock and then colored in with my Prismacolor Pencils.  I cut a few strips of pattern paper from My Minds Eye Moments 6 X 6 paper pack.  I then spent another 30 minutes trying to find my twine.  When it became apparent I wasn't going to find it, I decided on the yellow ribbon, which in the end provided the little splash of color the card needed.

Simple, but yet masculine!

1 comment:

Jennifer Jackson said...

he he he - the title to this post made me laugh! your card is great too! I think clean and simple is often the way to go for masculine cards!