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I’ve recently been trying to add more masculine birthday cards to my collection. The Tough Guy stamp set from Avery Elle just makes me smile with it’s vintage style.
Clean and Simple was the way I wanted to go with this card, so I started off with a “grounding spot” for my weightlifter. I actually used the Enclosed: Sun die set from Papertrey Ink. The card below was one I did awhile back and I’m borrowing the design from it as well. I love how you can get two different looks from the same product!
Lately, I’ve been loving when people add little touches of white gel pen to their coloring. You see this a lot on Lawn Fawn projects and it really makes the images come to life. I want to try and do this more, so after coloring in the weightlifter with Copics, I added two small lines on either end of the weight just for some shine. I’ll admit, I held my breath a little so I wouldn’t make a mistake but I think it turned out o.k. :).
I don’t always purchase the matching dies with my stamps since my Cutter Bee’s usually do the trick for cutting things out. In this case though, I was glad I got the die because it cuts out all the inside parts that are really hard to get with the scissors.
I stamped a small shadow with some grey ink underneath the weightlifter’s feet so he would have something to “stand” on. This is from an older stamp set from Paper Smooches called Vogue Abode which, unfortunately, I could not find a link for. A grey marker line would work well for this too.
This card was so easy and fun to put together, I made two! Thanks so much for joining me today. I have all the products I used listed below.
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