Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Oh Me, Oh My

Masculine cards...it takes me forever to decide what to do, what stamp to use, what embellishments to use, how to lay it out so it doesn't look "too girlie". Once I figure all that out, the card making process is a joy and tends to go pretty quickly. So, I made this masculine birthday card using a lighthouse stamp from Inkadinkado stamped in Enchanted Evening and cut with curved rectangle nestibilities. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey Boxer paper pack and is matted onto Scarlet Jewel cardstock onto a card base of Papertrey White. I took a strip of Enchanted Evening cardstock and embossed it with the distressed stripes embossing folder, then wrapped some twine around it. The sentiment is from Faux Ribbon and cut with a tag from Tag Trio nestibilities. I added an Enchanted Evening button tied with twine to the tag with a glue dot.
For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Basics in Scarlet Jewel. I added a strip of the same paper I used on the front matted to some Enchanted Evening cardstock.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. May you have a very blessed day!

Stamps-lighthouse (Inkadinkado), front sentiment (Faux Ribbon PTI), inside sentiment (Birthday Basics PTI)
Paper-Scarlet Jewel, Enchanted Evening, White (PTI), Boxer (Basic Grey)
Ink-Scarlet Jewel, Enchanted Evening (PTI)
Other-curved rectangle, tag trio (Spellbinders), twine, Enchanted Evening button (PTI)


Michelle said...

I'm the worst with masculine cards I don't now how to do them...this is very well done...you've got more drive than I do...lol

Maria Matter said...

Stunning Karen, a perfect masculine card!!!
Blessings, Maria

Gina Lindsay said...

Great job on a masculine card. I love the image inked in blue, nice touch!

Scrapping Julie said...

AWESOME job. masculine cards are soo hard arent they!

Jennifer Scull said...

didn't that turn out so nice?!?! I love it! you did an awesome job, no matter how difficult it may have been for you. :)

The Wired Angel said...

Great job on this Karen.. very tasteful. I also find doing masculine cards really tough. Thanks for the inspiration.

Veronica Z said...

This is so pretty!