Many of the masculine stamp sets that are available are so not the men in my life. My menfolk are just not interested in cars (vintage or modern) or handyman tools or old-style hats or moustaches, as lovely as some of those sets are.
Taking on board a business model, I asked my stakeholder (i.e. my husband) what he wanted in a card. "A golf card," he said. Not surprising, given the amount of time he spends at it but given how many people play golf, I'm surprised at how thin on the ground golf stamps seem to be.
It took some thinking and actually started with my No Bones About It dinosaur set. I looked at the 'have a dino-riffic birthday' and wished it said 'tee-riffic.' That chain of thinking, along with the masculine card challenge, eventually led me to this card....
I couldn't help but take a photo of the card beside the recently earned hole-in-one trophy. I'm not sure whether this happens in other places too but when someone gets a hole-in-one at his golf club, the ball is whisked away and returned the next week as a trophy, engraved with the details of date and hole!
At first, I wasn't entirely sure that the Wild Wasabi polka dot was manly enough but I chose it to echo the dimples in the golf ball and the colour of the greens at the golf course but manned it up a bit by distressing it with Early Espresso.
I made the tee with a surgically altered letter T from the letter thinlit dies. The ball is cut with a circle framelit, embossed with tiny dots and then sponged around the edges with crumb cake to give the illusion of three-dimensionality. The grass stamp I found in a box of Church Fair jumble. I used a marker to pick out the '-rrific' part of the dino-riffic birthday stamp.
Update: Delighted to have this card chosen as the Winner at Just Add Ink.
Card: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi DSP
Stamps: Unknown grass stamp, No Bones About It
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Other: Letters thinlit dies, circle framelit, dimensionals, Early Espresso marker, metal brads, Kaisercraft scrabble letter stickers, Provocraft Swiss Dots embossing folder.