Wonderful and Masculine

I am so excited! This month I have the privilege of taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop Highlights. Each month, Kylie gathers a bunch of blogs from around the world all focused on the same theme. The hoppers (like you) can then vote for your favorites and the top 10 then participate in a blog hop.

A sneak peek at my card…

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This month’s theme for the Blog Hop is ENCOURGEMENT.

Everyone needs a little love everyone now and again. Sending a handmade card is a great expression of love!

But… is it just me, or is it sometimes hard to come up with something to show that special man in your life just how much he amazes you?

Well, my poor husband has had to put up with me which I am sure is not an easy thing to do! In my eyes, that makes him pretty much the most amazing man in the whole world! I should know.. I have had to live with me for my whole life! LOL I’m sure he has spent the last 22 years shrugging his shoulders and rolling his eyes. Luckily he loves me enough to let me be me. So, I thought I should at least make him a card… right!?! It’s the least I could do. I make cards constantly. Surely I can make him one for a change!

So, here is the official view of the card.

Plain and simple. That is what he is all about!

For this card, I went with a very masculine, outdoorsy theme. I used Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake Cardstock to create the layers. I used the largest two dies from the Stitched Rectangle dies for those layers. Then, for the sentiment layer, I used the largest of the smallest.

Say what?

When you receive the dies, they come all nice and neat on the backing paper. They are in two groups… a group of larger dies and a group of smaller dies – longer thinner rectangles. That’s where that sentiment was cut from. Oh… I did stamp it before I cut it.

The sentiment is from the Rooted in Nature stamp set. This is the new Lovely as a Tree, which is unfortunately retiring at the end of the month when the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog comes out. I stamped it in Early Espresso ink.

Let’s see that close up…

I used the leave dies from the Nature’s Roots Dies to create the leaves. I attached them with glue dots. Then I used a glue dot to attach the little silver leaf from the Leaves Trinkets. And, to finish off the look, I tied a bow using the Crumb Cake Twine from the Nature’s Twine pack.

Oh… did you notice that little stitching around bottom layer – on the card base. I just used a journaling pen to create that. It’s not as perfect as the die… but it provided that little extra touch – as does that leaf up in the corner. 🙂

Well, here is the list of the supplies that I used on this card…

Product List

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Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

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