Simple Masculine Card With or Without Gorgeous Grunge

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Those little triangles are the "remains" of snipping some flagged ends (for another card you'll see soon).  I love being able to repurpose the little bits and pieces of patterned paper (Etcetera Designer Series Paper).  Triangles provide snappy paper crafting "architecture."

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My first version uses the Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The "grunge" images are very "hot" right now and delightful to layer and play with.  I stamped off (stamped on another piece of paper first before stamping on the card stock) to soften and layer the images. 

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I first experimented on a piece of scratch paper to practice how I would lay out the images.

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The second card has a cleaner look but the simplicity is still spot on for a masculine card.  A Neutrals Designer Button and a touch of Natural Linen Thread add a quick and simple embellishment.

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STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES:

Stamp Set:  Gorgeous Grunge (Wood-Mount 130514, Clear-Mount 130517), A Dozen Thoughts (Wood-Mount 131056, Clear-Mount 131059)
Paper:  Etcetera Designer Series Paper (130129), Crumb Cake (120953), Night of Navy (100867), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Crumb Cake (126975), Night of Navy (126970)
Cool Tools:  Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Regals Candy Dots (130932), Neutrals Designer Buttons (130031), Natural Linen Thread (104199), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683)

GORGEOUS GRUNGE STAMP SET IMAGES:

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