Anchored Thanks


Good morning! I wanted to create a simple, but masculine thank you card. I think these are the harder ones to create, for me anyway! But I love the way this came out, so I hope you'll be inspired to create a masculine card. Father's Day is coming up, so this would be a great card with the sentiment swapped out. Or even left as is, since you're in a way, thanking them for being a good father/grandfather/male role model!


 I wanted something clean and simple. I chose a simple white cardstock base (folded to 4.25x5.5). I took a piece of brighter yellow cardstock from my stash and went to work. This is a great way to use those scraps you might have lying around.

I took the Textures, Journal Jotting set and had some fun. I stamped the star inside the circle on the paper using Versamark and some clear embossing powder. I heat set that and started with my other stamping. I chose the water rings and stamped those with my Memento Nautical Blue ink, the arrows were stamped with Memento Luxe in Grey Flannel, and the lines were stamped with Distress Ink in Tea Dye. I just had fun layering the stamped images here and there, no rhyme or reason. 


For the brown cardstock, I grabbed that from my stash and used the Chevron embossing folder for some texture and cut that out with the Die'Sire Essentials Circle die (the largest one). For the sentiment, I took the paint splotches and stamped them with Radiant Neon in Electric Yellow and Memento Luxe in Grey Flannel (I stamped it off to remove most of the ink since I wanted it more subtle). The sentiment is from the Bebunni Bloom & Grow set and inked with Memento Nautical Blue again. I took a little wooden anchor piece I have on hand and used the Extra Strong Permanent Tape Runner to glue that to the circle. I snuck in a trimmed black and white striped pennant piece (just trimmed by hand) behind the circles. I chose to offset the sentiment circle image on the brown to show off the embossed texture of the chevron. 

I glued the yellow piece down on an angle on my card base, trimmed off the ends, and then glued down my circles, pennant piece and chose some fun navy blue enamel dots here and there to give the card even more interest. 

Check out Crafter's Companion for great products to create a similar card with a masculine feel!

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