Masculine Valentine’s Day Card

Here’s a fun Valentine’s Day card I made!  I thought it was a nice masculine card that my husband wouldn’t cringe at. You know how it is…you try to make a card for a man…and it’s difficult to not add some kind of flower or frilly ribbon. My husband always likes cards with "lots going on"…his words, not mine.

To colour the tree, I used my aquapainter with Always Artichoke as the base and Handsome Hunter for the darker highlights. For the trunk I used Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa.

I used the distressing tool on the Cutter Kit to create a roughed up edge on my Naturals Ivory and Chocolate Chip layers. I love this little kit! You have a cutter, a perforator, a scoring blade and the distressing too.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Sanded, Holidays & Wishes
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Creamy Caramel, Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Stazon Black, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke, Handsome Hunter
Accessories: Cutter Kit, Corner Rounder, Paper Piercing Tool, Jumbo Pewter Eyelets, Aquapainter, Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, Crop-A-Dile
Technique: Distressing, Watercoloring, Direct to Paper

For the Greeting, I used "Happy Valentine’s Day" from Holidays & Wishes. I cut out a rectangle piece, than used my Corner Rounder punch to create the rounded edges. You would get a similar look using the Key Tag punch, but, apparently- I don’t own it. (It’s now on my list to buy! hee, hee). I then used my Crop-A-Dile  to add a Pewter Jumbo Eyelets and added some Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon.

On the Creamy Caramel layer, I stamped the Sanded Background stamp and some randomn leaves from Lovely as a Tree with Creamy Caramel Ink. I then used my Paper Piercing tool out of my Crafter’s Tool kit  to add some small holes. 

So, what do you think??? Yes, I’m looking for some shameless feedback! Leave me a comment to let me know what you think!!! 



  1. Very nice! I expecially like the jumbo eyelet, very masculine card IMHO. 🙂


  2. hey Josie-NICE masculine card! The brown cardstock almost looks like leather….love the jumbo eyelet, as it adds a nice element to the card. Thanks for visiting my blog! (I need to get back to blogging…took a little break from it because everyone has been sick).


  3. Love it!
    esp the background

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