So has anyone else struggled to make 'masculine' cards? I normally have a tough time but this one almost created itself. I had just been to a bridal shower and I had 'bride and groom' on my mind. Think of a groom in a black tux with a silver vest, white shirt and black bow tie. And then look at my card...see it? Anyway, I have almost never used my SU Going Gray pad and I felt really good about digging it out. And the silver paper is from an old Sizzix Texturz pack. I've had the pack for over two years and never used it...it was one of those things I saw in AC Moore and had to have. I guess I just had to have it sit in a drawer!!!
I started with my usual 4.25" x 11" piece of cardstock, scored it in the middle and folded it. I stamped the Papertrey star image on Whisper White cardstock and used Basic Black classic ink for the sentiment. I then used my SU ticket corner punch because...well, I was just determined to. Anyhow, I went to mount it on the silver Sizzix paper and found the texture gave me the perfect excuse to use my favorite thing - glue dots! I love these things. When I went to add the brads I couldn't decide between pewter or black so I used both - pewter on top w/black on the bottom. After that I mounted the silver to the black cardstock using - yep - glue dots. I finished off the front of the card with some May Arts ribbon and then lined the inside with white cardstock so I had a surface to use for my message. (Forgot to take a picture of the inside, but I stamped some little stars in there to balance the design.)
Until next time...M
Ink: SU Classic Basic Black, Going Gray
Paper: SU Black and Whisper White cardstock; Sizzix Texturz silver
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Text Boxed
Other: SU Vintage brads, May Arts ribbon, SU ticket corner punch