Best Catch, Masculine card, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins
Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a fun masculine card that has a little secret!  The recipient will love this card that is filled with masculine charm.  If you have a fisher man in your life you will differently want to grab this bundle before it’s gone.  I came up with fun colored card for you today, it actually is my favorite types of cards, looks very impressive but actually pretty easy to put together once you have seen it one time.  I will be sharing with you this afternoon on my YouTube Live at 4:00 pm CST how to create this very card.  So you will want to catch me there to see just how I created this card.  
Best Catch, Masculine card, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins
This was actually a very fun card to do; it is a little time consuming with all the die cutting and coloring.  I started out my stamping all the images that I was planning on coloring in tuxedo black ink.  I then stamped a few images in early espresso ink including both sentiments.  This I found spread up the process.   Another little trick to speed things up is instead of cutting all the cattails out of different colors and paper piecing them together, why not just color them out of whisper white cardstock and just color them all with your stampin’ blends.  This way you can have whatever card stock you want with having to cut each color and then cut out each little piece and piece them back together to get the look that I got here.  
Best Catch, Masculine card, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins
Once I had everything cut out and ready to go it was time to start putting everything together.  I used a piece of the Tropical Escape designer series paper as the background.  I picked a simple pattern.  I am so glad that I did the piece that I picked reminds me of water flowing.  You will be able to see later today how I did just that either on my YouTube channel during my live or you can check back here later on this evening I will upload the live replay here so you can watch.  
Best Catch, Masculine card, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins
See I told you that this card had a little surprise to it.  When you pull the little tab up you get to see another sentiment and a fish jumping from the water behind that cattails while the fisher man is casting his line.  On the pull tab I used the circle tab punch to create the pull.  The piece of cardstock that is under the pull tab was a small piece of crumb cake that I pulled from my scrap pieces and ran through the Big Shot with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder.  Once this was done I sponged the pull handle with a little early espresso ink to give it a little something something.  
Best Catch, Masculine card, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins
I stamped the Happy Birthday Sentiment in Early Espresso on a piece of whisper white cardstock.  The sentiment came from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set from the Annual Catalog.  I then used the stitched rectangle dies to cut it out.  I then added another fish to the front along with the hat from the stamp set (which was colored with stampin’ blends) and the fishing fly.  This finished off the card lovely.  
Thanks for dropping bye today, You will find a full list of supplies in the shopping list below.  I hope that you have enjoyed my card today.  I also hope that you will join my this afternoon for my YouTube Live.  Again I will go live at 4:00 pm CST on my channel.  
Happy Stampin’


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