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Hi friends! How y'all doing this fine Friday? With Father's Day, (which also happens to land on my Father-in-law's birthday) coming up in a few weeks, I've had masculine cards on the brain.

Father's Day Card by Julee Tilman

I know a lot of people struggle with masculine cards, but I really like making them. Probably because I really like grunge... and a break from my usual overly embellished creations.  

The first card I'm sharing today started by building up the image from Brotherly Love, then masking it off and overstamping with the Psalm 23 Background on designer paper.  I then colored the image with Copics and cut with a circle die.

Father's day card by Julee Tilman

The sentiment is created with the Messy Stamped Alpha and stamped directly on a piece of the same designer paper. I then chose another piece of designer paper for the background and grunged it up with stamps from the Texture Tiles 1 set.  I added a bit of sponging to all my panels, then finished off with dark brown mats and adhered to an A2 card base.

Masculine card by Julee Tilman

Next up, I stepped out of my grunge comfort zone and went for a more clean and simple look. I built the image, this time adding in glasses, a nose, and a mouth, then colored with Copic markers. I die cut this panel in a square and sponged tumbled glass distress oxide around the edges.  The thinking of you sentiment is from the Sentimental Mash-up set.  I then stamped a few sentiments from Sentimental Wordfetti, and embossed them in white on black cardstock to add my "thoughts" to the thinking of you card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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Purple Princess said...

Wonderful cards!!

Nora Noll said...

You totally ROCKED these masculine cards. I hate making them and I do like grunge. I just feel that I always make them too girly when I have to make them!!

kiwimeskreations said...

What great masculine cards Julee - love the detail, but for all the detail these are still 'unfussy', which I have found the menfolk appreciate
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