In the Meadow Masculine Birthday Card

Good morning and Happy Sunday! Do you believe it is the last day of January? It has been a crazy month and I am glad to have it behind me. If you follow my blog regularly then you know that I am enrolled in Ali Edward One Little Word Class (OLW) for 2016. My word is CREATE. In January I focused on creating space. Through clearing through papers, drawers, closets as well as my mind I wanted to create space mentally and physically. I must confess that as the month went on and work commitments took over my world I was not creating much space.

Tomorrow we begin a new month and my focus for my word will be on Creating Health and Fitness. I want to spend the next month following Whole 30 and getting back into my daily exercise routine. The point of one little word is to give you a focus for the year. So far I am enjoying the journey.

I know let’s get to the card! I have heard over and over that masculine cards are difficult. I agree they can be when our stamp sets and accessories are flowers, ribbon, and some bling.

When I see a nature stamp set in the catalog it usually finds its way into my shopping cart. The In The Meadow stamp set in the Occasions catalog is no exception. I fell in love with this set. It was the perfect image for the masculine birthday card I needed to create.

Masculine Birthday card, StampinMojo, Michelle Gleeson

Here is more inspiration  from the catalog using this stamp set. Love!

Occasions Catalog Inspiration

You will never guess where the DSP is from? The Love Blossoms DSP stack. This is such a great paper stack with 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ paper for only $8.00.

I stamped the image on Shimmery White card stock. I like using the shimmery white when I am going to watercolor. I like stamping on smooth finish card stock and it holds up better than regular Whisper White for watercoloring. I am still very much experimenting and learning how to watercolor. I find it is fun to stretch myself with this new technique. It does make you feel like an artist.

The sentiment came from Balloon Celebration another stamp set in the Occasions Catalog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Masculine Birthday, StampinMojo, Michelle Gleeson

 

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