Calling a butterfly card “masculine,” seems contradictory, but I believe this one qualifies. For some reason, things of wood appeal to men, even paper things. 

By Su Mohr for tgifc; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Butterfly Duet Punch, Wood Textures DSP, Grapefruit Grove Foil, Rectangle Stitched dies; #masculinecards #birthdaycards #masculinebirthdaycards #handmadecards #diy #butterflies #butterfliesoncards #woodtexture #designerpaper #cardchallenges #stampinup

Masculine Butterflies

 

The colors and patterns of all Stampin’ Up’s Designer Series Paper is wonderful, but I’ve reached for Wood Textures DSP the most. I couldn’t wait to see how the butterflies looked in Wood Textures, punched with the Butterfly Duet Punch.  I was pleased, especially after layering the butterflies for thickness, so they looked even more like real wood.

 

Two Rectangle Stitched dies were used for the framework: the smaller die for a Wood Textures background, and the larger die for a border of Grapefruit Grove foil. 

 

This iridescent foil has a marvelous, rainbow effect, which I used  for “happy birthday” also. The Well Written die set provided the words “happy birthday.”

To blend it all together, and keep it masculine, I used Early Espresso cardstock for the card base.

 

I’m playing along with TGIF, which is highlighting favorite DSP.

 

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