Testosterone Tuesday: Black & White

Due to not feeling well the second half of yesterday and a lack of planning on my part, I am posting my weekly masculine card today! (Hey, I’m only one day late this time!)

I’ve had this set from Sweet Stamp Shop setting out in my craft room for a few weeks now just begging me to use it!  I purchased it because it reminded me of my childhood days and visiting my grandparents’ home where they had one of these fantastic view finder toys:


We had so much fun clicking through the images on the little cards!  Now our boys have one, thanks to those very same grandparents a few years ago at birthday time.

Stamps:  Sweet Stamp Shop (View Finder)
Paper:  Paper Trey cardstock (white)
Ink:  SU (Basic Black)
Accessories:  black gemstone, foam dots, Crystal Effects

The sentiment continues inside and says, “you are a genius!”  How’s that for a testosterone booster?!  I decided to use a black and white color scheme this time, giving this almost a sketched look.  With an engineer husband, this just reminded me of something some guys might appreciate:  colorless design.  I added some subtle touches just to jazz it up a bit as I am a woman, after all.  I applied a little Crystal Effects to the film pieces to make things a bit more realistic and then added a single black gemstone to the center of the wheel for some extra dimension.  I popped up the entire circle with foam dots.  Here is a close up view:

I’m off to enjoy yet another beautiful spring day!  The sun is shining and it’s supposed to reach the upper 70’s for temperatures!  The backyard needs mowing and I’m itching to paint something again.  This time?  The kitchen.  Yes, the nursery was finished a day after I posted the before photo here on the blog, but you get to wait until I have a few more decorations in place before I share the after photos.  I’m happy with the paint, so that’s good!

Enjoy the rest of your day!



  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 05/07/2013 6:09 pm

    Ohhhh I remember those, they were fun! Super card Melissa and I sure hope you're feeling better. Hugs 😉

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Tuesday, 05/07/2013 6:18 pm

    Love it love it love it! I had one of those view finders and spent hours clicking away at the cool pictures. Brilliant card and sentiment.

  • sally Posted Tuesday, 05/07/2013 7:00 pm

    Wow, what memories the current craze for Viewfinders keep bringing back 🙂


  • Maureen Merritt Posted Tuesday, 05/07/2013 11:03 pm

    Very cool Melissa! I had a viewfinder too, I remember the year I got it for Christmas 🙂

  • Shelly Posted Friday, 05/10/2013 2:06 pm

    Love, love, LOVE this!! 🙂

  • Jen W. Posted Friday, 05/17/2013 1:15 am

    This is awesome! I love the shine and the gem you added – such perfect touches. 🙂

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