Thursday, January 7, 2010

Naturally Masculine

In my stamping frenzy over the last weekend of break I made this masculine birthday card. I hadn't done this technique with a background stamp in a while and something inspired me to try it again... not sure what though. This technique is easy- just choose a fairly small patterned background stamp, swipe/scribble a marker on it (I used Creamy Caramel here) then stamp with it. It serves as my background for these leaves from Paradise stamp set. My sentiment seemed like a good font for the rustic outdoor feel so I went with it. Tied some linen thread around a few times then slid the card in between a few of the strands.

Did you notice the linen thread on the hodgepodge piece at the top left? It needed something so I thought I'd try winding some thread around it. To further add to the manly and nature charm I distressed the edges of the vanilla piece and stamped some splatters to the Soft Suede card base with Itty Bitty Backgrounds. That's about it. Hope you like it!

Stampin' Hugs,

SUO Supplies
Stamps: Linen (retired), It's Your Birthday (retired), Paradise
Colors: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla (ink)
Accessories: Hodgepodge hardware, Linen Thread, Distressing tool, Creamy Caramel marker


  1. love the linen thread-it's one of my stamping staples! great use of it here on a masculine card! this is very cool!

  2. Great card! Love all the little details. Cool background technique. I've never heard of it before. It looks great on your card.


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