This month's dare was to create something "manly".
The sketch doesn't have to be exact and can be loose interpretation... which I love. I just need to "somewhat" follow their sketch and make it "manly"... ok, I can do that... I think. LOL
Here is the sketch:
And I used the Die-Namites Small Ivy Die to incorporate into my card. I love that this isn't a flowery die. Flowers are pretty and delicate and some "men" (not all) don't like a card that is too frilly. So these ivys are a great choice.
This card is for my Father-in-law. I would summarize him as very classy with a bit of old world. He likes to sit outside at night and smoke cigars and read the newspaper. Sometimes my husband and I take the kids over to visit… he’ll come inside and share a bottle of wine with me and my husband and ask about our day, our kids, or my side of the family. Simple courtesies that in today’s society have become a rarity. He’s a classy man who’s entitled to a classy card.
I thought the Mister set from Pink & Main would go great with this month's challenge. This is an awesome “Guy” set. I Love how it come with several different mustaches in different sizes, shapes, and even patterns!! But my favorite stamp of this has to be the houndstooth stamp! I also used it to make an awesome background for another card here.
Here is how I put my manly card together...
First, I started off by cutting a scrolled oval from my Spellbinders Floral Oval set. I airbrushed around the edges with my ebrush machine and my Spectrum Noir MArkers in BGR1, BGR2, and BGR3.
Then I used my hat, mustache, and sentiment from Pink and Main's Mister stamps set with my Momento ink pad in Tuxedo Black.
I wanted a bit of shine on my card and since rhinestone don't appeal to too many men I opted for metallic paper instead. Graffix makes cool metallic cardstock that comes in different color bit I chose their plain silver...
I used my Die-Namics Small Ivy die and cut out 2 ivy branches.
Then I airbrushed the leaves with a black Sharpie marker. Even though I airbrushed the color over the paper it still maintains all the shine of the metallic paper.
I set that on the side.
I made a couple of mats and ran them through my Xyron Creative Station.
I also made a card base and another mat from these awesome dark , masculine paper by Craft Smith... this is from their Natural Luxury stack.
Then I ran all my pieces through my Xyron Creative Station.
And pieced all my elements together. I decide to add an ostrich feather behind one of the mats at the last minute... I think I like it!