I think, like many of my female card making counterparts, creating cards for the men in our families and circles of creeds is the most difficult challenge of all. Unless the male in question has a specific hobby or interest that can be directly related in stamping and ink, we are pretty much limited. Not that many designers make masculine product, even the male ones! So we tend to revert to cars, boats, fishing, golf or tool set stamps, even if our male recipients aren't into cars, boats, fishing, golf or carpentry! And, inevitably, these cards turn into dark, brown-tinted replicas of heavily paneled "cabin in the woods" sort of look.
Well, while my husband does golf, I have used my golf tamps way to much of late. Also, he is a gardener and a photographer of things grown in the garden, but I've dane that way too much of late as well. But I have this stamp set I've never used called "Gentleman's Art" by Wendy Vecchi and it gave me an idea. So I started scrounging around for other stamps that might work with it and came up with this storyline for my card.
Since the gentleman looks just a tad Edwardian, that meets the funky part. And this Edwardian is somewhat out of time because the vehicles on the road are more 20th century than 19th. But, still, his day started out so well and then... the only taxi on the street was occupied and going in the wrong direction. No way is this gentleman going to make it to his appointment on time!
Notice, no brown (except for his hair)! No Country Cabin look! No golf, fishing, hunting or carpentry! There are some vintage cars through... Thanks, Wendy, for creating "Gentleman's Art"!
Products used in making this card were:
- Stamps: Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi “Gentleman’s Art” (SCS059); Artemio #10001173
- Inks: Archival “Jet Black”; Distress Ink “Candied Apple”; Distress Markers” Candied Apple”, Black Soot”, “Pumice Stone”, “Tattered Rose”, Faded Jeans”, Walnut Stain”
- Paper: The Paper Company Value Pack “ivory”; scrap white
- Adhesives: Ranger Collage Glue Stick