One For the Boys!

I recently received some cash as a birthday present from both my Mum and my sister, they wanted me to buy some new stamp sets with it.  It was such a lovely thought but oh what to buy?  Which stamp sets?  They said, just choose your favourites.  Sounds logical, problem is, they are all my favourites!!  Anyway, this card is made using one of those stamp sets that I bought, called Mostly Flowers.  The other was Garden Whimsy, and I suspect you will be seeing quite a few cards using these stamps 🙂

I also wanted to do a card for the men and boys in our lives since we have just recently celebrated Father’s Day, and also because I find that so many stampers make lovely girly cards etc but I very rarely see really nice male cards.  So it is one of my personal challenges to make more of them.  I hope you like it.

Sorry about the photo, it has turned out a bit dark, but you get the idea.

Stamps Sets: Mostly Flowers, One of a Kind

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue

Ink: Basic Brown

Accessories: Vintage Brads, Dimensionals

Artwork by Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990–2008 Stampin’ Up!

2 thoughts on “One For the Boys!

  1. You are right – there aren’t enough good male cards out there. Maybe you should offer a male cards stamp-a-stack? I bet it would be popular. I am a big fan of the hodge podge on male cards; what a great embellishment that is in no way girly!
    I hadn’t thought of using those stamps before on a male card as I had thought they might be too swirly – but you are right! They can be used really effectively on a male card. Thanks for the inspiration.


  2. Hi Chris! Great card – very good for a gentlemanly man 🙂

    And it seems that we think alike…I was just browsing your blog today and saw that this card practically has a twin on my blog! I promise I didn’t see it before I did mine…


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