JustRite is showcasing new stamps being released and part of the fun is a contest creating manly cards. Now, those seem to be difficult for lots of people, including me. I generally tend to lean towards flowers, ribbons, and sparkle. Well, most men don't really like that - for themselves anyway. So here is my attempt at a manly card.
I used JustRite's By The Sea set. This set is great for manly cards, but really isn't limited to just manly, for sure. They are such lovely images for summer.
I stamped the image using versamark ink onto a light blue cardstock and embossed with clear. This was cut using Spellbinders Classic oval and mounted onto another from Not Quite Navy cardstock. The card is Riding Hood Red with another layer of the Not Quite Navy and then a panel of Daisy Bucket designs Garden Gate Evening Primrose paper. I actually used the reverse side (the stripe). I used foam squares to mount the image oval. On the right side of the card, I used twill tape which is adhered with Xyron adhesive. I tied a figure eight knot using regular old twine and adhered the knot with a pop up glue dot. I adhered the ends on the back of the panel using hot glue, since there is so much bulk there. It looks manly to me. What do you think?