I didn't realise just how many Poppystamps dies I had until the other day. I'd convinced myself I didn't have that many and wouldn't have anything suitable for a card for a man... Turns out I was wrong, and although my Poppystamps collection isn't as big as my Memory Box one it's slowly catching up :)
Here's my finished card...
... And here's my question. Who's looked at my design and thought 'pink label... for a man... really???'
Come on... be honest. I certainly was torn on this one and my husband certainly doesn't like it. His words were, 'nature theme... doesn't work... needs a brown label'.
So I tried a brown label and do you know what? It was too drab. So I tried different shades of brown... and blue instead... and red... and I'm sorry but I like the pink label.
That left me with a dilemma because I don't look at that many cards made for men, but I've never seen one with pink on it. But men wear pink shirts and pink ties in this day and age... so why not?
That's my justification over and done with :)
I would love to know what you think. Have I gone a step too far?
Either way, I love the simplicity of this card. And I love the Meadow Leaf die that Poppystamps have sadly discontinued - except for in digital format.
Those of you who are exceptionally observant may have noticed that I've swapped the colouring around on the large Jolly Bumble Bee (Memory Box). The usual yellow body with black stripes just didn't look right for this card. (I'm sorry to say that this die is also discontinued, but there may still be some available somewhere). As for the other bee... that's a new acquisition of mine from the Open Studio/Memory Box 'Busy as a Bee' set.
My label stamp's by Hero Arts. I like the fact that you can add real stitching to this if you want to. I tried it out for this card but in the end the simplicity of no thread worked best of all. Maybe on my next card... who knows?
It's a beautifully bright and sunny day here today, so I'm off to catch up on some washday chores.
'Bye for now :)