Sentimental Men!

Sentimental men, is there really such a thing?  Although I have to admit my WH is rather sentimental especially when it comes to his family and his car.  And yes, I do have that in the right order.  I asked him sometime ago how his priorities went and the car definitely came after family!!

So when the stamp set 'Feeling Sentimental' was released during Sale-a-Bration 2013, it was a great card to stock up on some male cards.  In fact, one of the cards came in handy the other weekend when I needed a 40th birthday card for a male.  All I did was add the 40, and presto, the card was done!!

These cards are masculine in every which way, just by using a male-oriented colour scheme.  I've used the Early Espresso C'oredinations card stock, combined with Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Night of Navy card stock.

 In this card, I've also used Chocolate Chip cardstock (plain) which contrasts beautifully with the C'oredinations cardstock which become distressed when embossed.  Believe it or not, you can embellish men's cards too.  With a brad here or there, some bakers twine.  Even sponging!

With this card, I've used the Chocolate Chip cardstock embossed and cut into a banner.  In fact, use a square punch to cut the triangular shaped piece from the end.  It's easy and NEAT!!

I've torn the edges of the stamped focal images to continue the distressed look and sponged with Early Espresso.  Very very lightly!!  I love Early Espresso, it's the new black.

And if you remember, this card was used to make the 40th card just by adding the number 4 0.

So to make these cards (the first three cards):
Stamps: Feeling Sentimental & Happiest Birthday Wishes
Inks: Early Espresso
Papers: Early Espresso C'Ordinations CS, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy & Chocolate Chip CS
Other: Big Shot & Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Polka Dot EF, silver brads, bakers twine & sponge dauber

So I do hope you like these male-themed cards.  These designs are adaptable to any stamp set you may have.  I was totally inspired by my friend Annette McMillan for these cards.  Annette is also a  member of Avid Inkers and creates beautiful cards!

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