Hardwood ~ By the Tide

Today I want to shift the focus a bit and share a masculine style card design with all of you!  The new Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog had a few different images that can be used for design masculine style cards and projects. I have found the Hardwood stamp provides a perfect masculine style background image for this card!

To make this card, start out with a piece of early espresso cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of crumb cake cardstock and stamp it using the hardwood image and soft suede ink.  Next, cut a 2 x 3 1/2 inch piece of naturals ivory cardstock and punched out a tag with the new angled tag punch! I simply love the new tag punches and I encourage you to check them out! I stamped the fish image from the By the Tide stamp set using early espresso ink. I dabbed a bit of blue and yellow color onto the fish image with my daubers. For the finishing touches, I added a bit of baker’s twine and a some summer starfruit satin ribbon to the tag. What do you think?

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