I’m just finishing up some Father’s Day orders and realized I never posted the “golf-themed” card.  It’s so funny that I have trouble making masculine cards (almost everyone I know that makes cards feel the same way) because my cards are actually fairly plain.  I think it’s the lack of good “manly” embellishments that make it such a chore.

I had some teeny, tiny paper clips (seriously, these puppies are petite!) in my stash from about 3 eP orders ago (translation: around Christmas time) and tied a small piece of ribbon to them – in a manly knot instead of a frilly bow) as the embellishment.  I’m not 100% thrilled with the concept but it’s almost what I was going for!  I also added a couple of dew drops with a circle of white cardstock behind them.  I tried to texturize them so they’d look like golf balls but it didn’t quite work out for me.  Some retro K&Co patterned paper and lots of sponging and splattering and voilà – a masculine card!

The green in the picture is a little off (the bottom is certainly celery but looks more like a lime shade of green in the pic) but you can get the idea.

My golfing Changito stamp was quick to colour and the sentiment was computer-generated.  An easily mass-produced card. (thought I’ve only made two so far!)

I’m hoping to get to some birthday cards this week – the weather forecast is not that great for the next few days so I might be spending a little more time in the house in the evenings.   I have stamps that have never seen ink and I’m hoping to use them ASAP!