Friday, June 19, 2015


This week over at 
we are creating masculine cards! It's very timely as Father's Day will be this coming Sunday!  I got to use one of my new stamp sets that I've been waiting to create with!!!!

Here's my card:

Now here's the story! See, my DH is a hunter. We have 2 dogs-puppies actually-that are Llewellyn English Setters. Very pretty little things! But puppies will be puppies!  This is how they are all the time-in my stamp room! It's always playtime! Meet JoJo & Shiner!

They look so fierce here! They're such babies! lol JoJo on the left, Shiner on the right.
Anyway, I saw this stamp set, The Wilderness Awaits, and I knew I  had to have it!!! Now the dog on that set is a Pointer. We had to send our beloved Pointer Sunny to the Rainbow Bridge last year. Very difficult. So I really wanted to try to make the dog look like my setters! The setters really are just pointers with long fur anyway! lol

So I used my UniBall White pen to add the "fan" to the tail. They really do look like that when they point!  I added some of the black ticking on the fur.  It's not exactly my "kids", but it's pretty close! I actually like the way it came out. It sorta looks like a cross between my 2 fur babies!

I also got to use my highly anticipated Brick Wall Embossing Folder for the first time!!! Ok, this is my new favorite item from the new Annual Catalog!!! I can see so many fun things with this!!! Can't wait to explore it a bit further!!!  

I think simple is better with masculine cards. So I think this fits the bill. The only embellishments really are the Candy Dots. I think that's appropriate for a guy.

The inside states the point of the card! Thank goodness for the 
Crazy about You stamp set! It fits the bill for any occasion.  
Teeny Tiny Wishes is good for that too, but Crazy about You is a bit bigger.

So now that you've seen my masculine card, head over to 
The Paper Plunge and see what the rest of the Design Team has in store for you! Guaranteed not to disappoint!!! And shhhh! This is DH's 
Father's Day Card!

Happy Stampin' (and Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!)

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