My card for today is a Masculine challenge card.  After looking through my stamps I decided that beer and pretzels make a perfect masculine card.


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Stamps and Dies

I really do like this stamp set and was so happy when it carried over to the new Annual Catalog.  Wether you like beer in a glass or mug, or even a glass of wine, this set has it all.  I stamped the mug using Crumb Cake Ink and filled it with Daffodil Delight Ink.  To finish the foam, I used the Daffodil Delight Light Stampin’ Blend.

The sentiment is also from the stamp set.  That was probably a given due to what it says! LOL!!  But I think it is perfect and can really have a lot of meaning with it.  I think of it as a Thank You or Gratitude.


The end result has quite a bit more paper than I originally envisioned.  The layers kept going with each piece I stamped.  For the card base, I matched the Calypso Coral from the Pretzel paper.  This piece is from the thick pack of Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  That pack has a piece that matches quite a few stamp sets in the catalog.

The gingham layer is from the Glorious Gingham 6X6 Designer Series Paper.  This piece is the Pecan Pie color and is a really nice brown.  As I made the layers for the sentiment and beer I went back to the Pecan Pie card stock.  And even another piece of the Pecan Pie Glorious Gingham.  I think of that layer as a coaster for the mug.


I had a bit of difficulty placing the sentiment.  Finally I decided that the angle was the way to go.  It adds a bit of fun to the card and keeps the brown off of the gingham where it blends in somewhat.  And the final touch was to add a few of the Lemon Lolly Adhesive Back Solid Gems.  They are scattered around as another piece of the yellow.


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