So I decided every guy can use a journal right?? And check out this manly looking Designer Series Paper and stamp set. I used all the same paper, stamps and ink for both pieces.
- The card base is Merry Merlot CS (8.5"x5.5")
- The first layer is Misty Moonlight CS (4"x5.25")
- Next I cut 2.25" square, diagonally and adhered them in the opposite corners.
- My focal point is a piece of Merry Merlot CS (2.5"x3.25") with a piece of Basic White CS (2.25"x3") layered on top. The basic white is stamped with the sentiment "Adventure Awaits" in Misty Moonlight ink.
- To finish off the card I die cut the background for the globe out of Misty
Moonlight CS. The globe is die cut out of metallic black cs and the base for the global is metallic gold.
- For this card I also added the ink well and feather inside the card.
The masculine project I made most would find out of the norm, a journal. But there are plenty males out there are like to wright and keep track of things and what a better way to do that than with their very own personalized journal! I found these journals last year on Amazon. They have lined paper and the over all size is 6"x8.25". They were to be used for my May Day Craft Celebration last year, but you all know the story already, lol.
- The first thing I made for my journal was a pen holder. I cut a piece of DSP 2.5"x4". I folded this down to 1.25"x4".
- I then placed my pen in the center folded the DSP around it to make a loop. I place tear tape wear the ends meet. This gives me enough room for the pen to slide in and out.
- For the journal I covered the front and back with Beauty of the Earth DSP (5.25"x8.25").
- The spine is a piece of 2.25"x8.25", stamped with the swirls from the stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink. I folded this piece in half, then glued it in place.
- To give it more style, I added a strip of Merry Merlot overlapping the spine and cover.
- Lastly, I decorated the front with with the sentiment "Life's A Beautiful Journey", you could easily personalize this piece with a persons name. Then added a globe with a stand using the same card stock as in the card, along with an ink well and feather.