Saturday, April 16, 2011

Masculine Retirement Creations

Here it is Saturday ... been raining all day ... so I'm crafting!  

Hubby asked me to create (with his help) a retirement card for his boss who just bought a cabin (huge) in the Tennessee mountains where he & his wife will be retiring too next month.  I didn't get a photo of that particular card ... but did keep crafting and made two more retirement/ masculine cards for my craftshow 'stash'.

Both cards were created using Stampscapes Rubber Stamps and Versafine black ink.  Coloring was done mainly with chalks but there are a few touches which were colored with a Prismacolor marker. If you notice the ROCKS on the inside of the cards.  The first card I colored the rocks with chalk ... the second card was done with the marker.  Quite a difference.

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I find Stampscapes to be the perfect stamps to create Masculine cards.  The outdoors always appeals to the guys so I try to take the time and create something a little SPECIAL for them.

I hope you enjoyed these two creations ... I know I enjoyed making them.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful remainder of your weekend!


  1. I must start using my Stampscape stamps more often. I do agree, they make perfect manly cards. They are very nice retirement sentiments you have, also.

  2. very nice card you created I am sure your Hubby's Boss will just love it and keep it forever because it will be so very special and a one of a kind...
    again Great Job!

    ~ God Bless ~

  3. Darlene these are gorgeous, did you know we have a yahoo group for Stampscapes, actually 2 of them. The Stampscapes II is very active and you must participate a few times a year, we have lots of eye candy on that one. You can contact me at if you are interested

  4. This is a lovely scene, Darlene! I definitely need practice with Stampscapes. I really love the effect! (And aren't you sweet to help hubby?!)

  5. Darlene you have done a marvelous job on these "male"!!! I know I always need one when I do not have one. Have to grab some of my stash of mountains, rocks and trees, etc. and just make some. You have really inspired me. Thank you. hugs.

  6. Absolutely beautiful. Love the inside of your cards. You are such an inspiration. Fantastic coloring,.


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