While there’s certainly a need for Guy Cards, I’ve decided that on occasion, I’m not going to get too stressed over the details. Take bows, for example: supposedly, we’re not supposed to put bows on a guy’s card. Well, I can see the reasoning behind that. However, don’t guys tie their shoelaces into bows nearly every day of their lives? So may I stick a bow on a guy’s card once in awhile? Why thank you very much, I think I will . . .
. . . besides, this was an anniversary card for my husband, so on this romantic occasion, I do believe that bows are a good thing. And yes, he loved the card! He’d better: our wedding colors were Purple, Green, Black and White and this was supposed to remind him of that!
As for the background, I used Green, Purple, Blue and Lilac crayons to scribble over the roughest textured watercolor paper I have in my stash and then ironed it between two pieces of newsprint. Then I crumpled it up, smoothed it out a bit, and highlighted the creases with a little Black ink. It was fun . . . think I’ll do that technique again soon.
Meanwhile, I hope the camera doesn’t hog all the glitter: I used it here and there and it added just the right amount of sparkle . . .
Cardstock: Generic Green, Purple, Watercolor paper
Stamps: Paula’s Best Open Fern, Stampers Anonymous
Inks: ColorBox Black, VersaMark, Marvy Markers in
Silver & Purple
Emb Powder: Judikins Detail Black
Dies/Punches: Family Treasures Vase
Doo Dads: Lilac bow, Diamond Glaze, Prisma Glitter,