Capturing This Moment with Barista BasicGrey

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Hello Friends! Happy Friday! Today I’m back with my second BasicGrey Barista thank you card… this time, the masculine version.

AudreyPettit BG Barista ThankYouCardThe masculine thank you card uses several of the same elements as the feminine version… a black card base, a spot of yellow, a hemp twine bow, and stamping. But this time, I kept the design a bit more streamlined and graphic for a more rugged and manly design.

AudreyPettit BG Barista ThankYouCard2One of my favorite tricks for masculine cards is to create a big and bold sentiment to act as the focal point in the card design. It’s a great graphic look that works really well on guy cards, and keeps me from sneaking in a flower or butterfly or something else entirely too girly. This sentiment is a combo of chipboard and alpha stickers with a simple kraft cardstock banner strip thrown in, and is framed perfectly in a Barista Polaroid sticker frame. I added a simple twine tie and a few additional stickers to add an extra bit of interest.

AudreyPettit BG Barista ThankYouCard3The background paper was stamped with the Waves cling stamp from the Aurora collection, that has a really cool graphic print that works well with my rugged design. I wanted more of a distressed look, so I did only partial inking on the stamp to create a random stamping. Some heavy inking on the edges of the papers and stickers add to the masculine feel, too.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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All supplies are listed and linked below for your convenience:

Ranger 8.5 x 11 KRAFT CARDSTOCK Inkssentials Surfaces ISM35244Ranger Surfaces BLACK CARDSTOCK ISB42105BasicGrey BARISTA 6 x 6 Cardstock Paper Pack BTA4883BasicGrey BARISTA 5 x 12 Cardstock Stickers BTA4886BasicGrey BARISTA Alphas Chip Sticker Shapes BTA4890BasicGrey BARISTA Cardstock Alphabet Stickers BTA4885BasicGrey BARISTA Cardstock Element Stickers BTA4884

Hero Arts Cling Stamp WAVES BACKGROUND BasicGrey CG651 Hello You May Arts BLACK Twine String BurlapTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Capturing This Moment with Barista BasicGrey

  1. Oh, what an awesome masculine thank you card, Audrey! I love the background and bold sentiment…it’s perfect! Take care and have a great weekend!:-)

    • Everything about this card is cool! Live the look of letter tiles to spell out thanks. Thank you for the design tip about doing masculine cards which are always the most challenging for me.

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