I've struggled with this week's Less is More challenge to make a clean and simple, masculine card. My collection of stamps does not include any of the cars, boats, golf clubs, or tools I have admired on so many of the cards already submitted this week. The only stamps I had that seemed masculine were trees and leaves.
For this card, I masked a circle and ground and then sponged yellows and oranges across the sky. I stamped my trees in brown and added a touch of color to the ground. I really couldn't decide exactly what to do with the ground. I tried some darker colors and shadows, but wasn't pleased with the results. If anyone has suggestions, I'd love to hear them! :)
I wanted to give it a little button and twine treatment, but alas I have no twine and ribbon seemed too girly. I think a shopping trip may be in order. Instead, I used my scissors to distress the edges of the cream cardstock. It's somewhat hard to see in the picture, but I really do like the roughed up edges. I popped the image up on pop dots. I tried several placements, as pictured below, but I think I prefer the one above.
Stamps: Rubber Stampede Winter Trees, PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, ColorBox Paintbox Brights
Paper: PTI dark chocolate, vintage cream