Ashley has a passion for paper crafting, photography, fashion, and trying new recipes in the kitchen. She has always been interested in the arts and started her first scrapbook in high school which was long before any industry products were available. After an encouraging push from her husband, McArthur, Ashley started blogging in 2008 when she discovered the paper crafting online world. Currently, she designs for Papertrey Ink and Crate Paper. When she's not in her studio, you can find her taking photos, traveling, surfing the Internet, or watching HGTV or Food Network. She is also a new mom to Lauren.
Watch Me Wednesday | Celebrating 35
Creating masculine cards is such a challenge for myself. So, I try to use supplies and layouts that scream “this is for a man!” We will be celebrating a friend’s birthday this weekend and I needed a card. I chose to use the kraft glassine paper – all distressed – because I think it has masculine appeal. I also thought a simple graphic layout was important. I kept the sentiment simple with the age of celebration and left the rest for the inside!
You can check out exactly how I created this card by viewing the video below. I also show how to stamp with your finger using photopolymer stamps (particularly small ones) so you have more control over areas you want to stamp.
You may view the video embedded below (directly on blog only) or on YouTube.