Masculine card with wood accents

Hello crafty friends,

Hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far!

I've been very busy this weekend creating and planning lots of fun things to show you during the coming weeks.   I just received a cool We R Memories keeper embossing folder set that I had been dying to try out.  I also happened to visit the card aisle of a local store to see what is out there and get some inspiration.

I don't know if you have seen this, but wood on cards is a trend that I'm seeing more and more of lately.  I don't see myself ever becoming a woodburner or anything like that but I knew that I had something in my crafty stash that I could make use of TODAY!  Nothing like instant gratification right?

So here's what I put together with one of embossing folders.  The first photo is a still but since I wanted to see how if would look with multiple names, I went ahead and tried that out and snapped photos with the different names.  The reason why I have the words "any guys name" at the top is because I am planning to add this design to my store.

I made the base of the card from corrugated craft paper and then I embossed a teal metallic cardstock, which is really cool in how it catches the light.  I made a band across the middle of a plain piece of kraft cardstock, and put a thinner strip of the corrugated paper on top of it before adding the wood embellishment piece as the focal point.  

I had a couple of visitors by today and they saw this hanging out on my work desk and immediately picked it up saying how cool they thought it was.  I knew then I was on to something!

If you happen to follow me on Instagram I posted a slide show of the different names I tried.

I hope that this inspires you to think of variations you can try to create more masculine cards.

Until next time,


P.S.  I love to hear back from my readers - please consider leaving a comment if this post has given you inspiration for crating masculine or wood embellished cards.

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