A Masculine Valentine

So do you have trouble creating Valentines that are masculine but still lovely?  Don't want to pepper his Valentine with rhinestones and lace but still want to make sure there's some of YOU in it?

I have the problem, too and with a hubby and a manchild, I have to come up with TWO ideas!  Today I have one to show you that I think is an ideal combination of "Manly, yes, but I like it too!"  Check it out


Forever & Always Masculine Valentine

I chose the blue and kraft for the manly bent and added white to brighten it up.  I love that there's a boy figure and a girl figure in the main image, emphasizing our bond.  I really wanted to put something on there that was a little bit of me, so I added the ribbon, but by knotting it and interspersing the knots with the punchies, I was able to keep it looking less frou frou and more tidy.  The words are punched from the Word Window Punch by punching once and then reinserting the punchie through the BOTTOM of the punch and punching the other end to get the same shape.  Then I popped them up on Stampin' Dimensionals to add some texture.

This was a ten minute card (sssshhhh – I want him to think I SLAVED over it!) and you could make several in different color combinations for all the men in your life whom you want to send a little love this Valentine's Day.

What do you think?  How do YOU lend an air of masculinity to your men's Valentine's? 

Supply List
Crumb Cake Cardstock, Item #120953
Whisper White Cardstock, Item #100730
Bashful Blue Cardstock, Item #124266
Night of Navy Cardstock, Item #100867
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad, Item #102977
Take It To Heart, Item #125520
Loving Thoughts, Item #125843
Word Window Punch, Item #119857
Whisper White 1/4 " Grosgrain Ribbon, Item #109025
Small Heart Punch, Item #117193
Big Shot, Item #113439
Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Item #119976
SNAIL Adhesive, Item #104322
Stampin' Dimensionals, Item #104430

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