They don't care!
I am here with #4 of my 5 cards for the MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge - Masculine card with Navy Blue. As I mentioned, I am departing slightly from the 3 very simple cards I already made. This one is more colorful because of the Autumn theme, but still simple enough to be suitable for a man.
For this card, I pulled out my favorite of my autumn leaves I cut from some gorgeous K&Co. paper. This oak leaf is traced from a stencil I made of one of my own free-hand leaf drawings, of which I am inordinately proud. Ha!! (Those of you who are skilled and naturally-talented at drawing have no idea what it is like for those of us who are totally pencil-challenged!!) I ran the leaf through my Big Shot with the Checkered pattern Darice embossing folder to give a hint of texture.
My background is a piece of SSS Soft Navy cardstock (a very nice heavy-weight paper!) with the same checkered pattern dry embossed into it. Then I applied my Versamark pad not too evenly all over that piece and heat embossed with gold. Love the variations in coverage!
I thought brads seemed manly-looking, so I used them to attach my leaf to the background. (Besides, they were still out on my craft table from the 1-2-3-4 Challenge....Ha!!) I like how they allow the edges of the leaf to lift away from the card a bit for some dimension. My NATURE stamp is from the MFP Nature's Brushstroke stamp set I won. (THANKS, MFP!!!) I used the same gold embossing powder for it and I love how it subtly blends in to the background. I mounted it all on a deep blue card base.
How do you like it? Is it masculine enough? I was afraid to ask my hubby! Ha. Hope you are having a wonderful week. Thank you for all your lovely comments!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #230 - Masculine - Navy
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stencils &/or Stamps
4. Pile it On Challenge #38 - Shiny
5. Wow Embossing Powder September Challenge - My Favourite
6. Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge #9 - Autumn