At the end of 2020, I started a small movement (for lack of better words) on social media proclaiming that the month of January 2021 would be "MANuary" and that I was determined to make and share more masculine themed cards using the hashtag" #manuarycards." Today I will begin sharing the first of many cards this month designed for the men in our lives from fathers, brothers, husbands and sons, to grandfathers, friends and more! Today's cards feature the Music Speaks stamp set and coordinating dies from HoneyBee Stamps and would work well for teenagers and adult men who still yearn to be
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. On a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of white cardstock, I stenciled the background using the Tiger Stripes Stencil from Whimsy Stamps in Squeezed Lemonade, Pumpkin Pie and Barn Door Distress Oxide inks. On a 4" x 3" piece of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink with the word "friendship" in red ink. I stamped a few music notes in red ink randomly below the sentiment. I matted a 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of black cardstock directly to this white cardstock before adhering both the background. I die cut a large star from black cardstock and adhered it to the lower right side of the card. I stamped the drum, sax and trumpet images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored in the images using Copic markers. I adhered the instruments to the card using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the images for added sparkle.
I hope you will enjoy seeing a variety of masculine themed cards over the course of this month! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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