The beginning of the new year brought a birthday and a death that we wanted to send our thoughts and prayers for, both for men. I designed the cards in a similar way, and with some of the same supplies, but appropriate for each. Both were simple, classic, “manly” designs.
I really like the deckled rectangle dies (Spellbinders Nestabilities) for using on men’s cards in particular. The classic vertical and horizontal lines work well for men’s cards also. Embellishments are kept very non-intrusive, leaving the sentiment to take the focal point.
Products used for these cards are:
Top card: Cream card stock (Recollections) base and rectangle, green plaid layer and woodgrain vertical strip from Christmas & Winter Stack DCWV. Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Inakadinkado stamps: “Crosses Inchies”, and “Birthday Wishes” sentiment.
Bottom card: Pure Chocolate Card base, Cream layer and rectangle, Old World Card Stock Stack layer (DCWV), Heirloom Stack (DCWV) vertical strip. Rich Cocoa ink. Stampabilities “Card Phrases” sentiment. Brown satin 3/8″ ribbon.