Saturday, August 22, 2009

For my Brother

Monday is my brother's birthday, and we had a family celebration last night.
When I asked a number of weeks ago what YOU would like to see on my blog, one of the most requested things was masculine cards. I have to admit, it's not something I excel at! I went through my stash of cards yesterday thinking I might have something on hand for his birthday already, and NOPE not one masculine card. Yikes! Guess its something I have to work on.


So, this card actually fits for 3 challenges this weekend, the Limited Supply Challenge for Masculine cards from Friday, Sharon/notimetostamps challenge for polka dots and Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge.

To keep this masculine I used very deep masculine colors, no frilly ribbon. The accents are metal oriented with the clip and brads, and the texture gives it a masculine feel too, with a little white craft sponged over. I created the feel of my own designer paper with stamps on several of the layers. The sketch was for a square card, so I trimmed it to 4.25 x 4.25. I put a gift card inside for his present.
Recipe: Stamps - Party Hearty; Ink: Soft Suede, Night of Navy, White Craft; Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Soft Suede Patterns DSP; Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz plate, Circle Punches, Mini Clips, Silver Brads, Modern Label Punch, Piercer

18 comments:

broni (waterchild12) said...

Perfect masculine card, Christine! I love the color combo!!

Betty Wright said...

This is fantastic, Christine!!! Great colors and wonderfully masculine!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is wonderful! I love masculine cards, you did a great job. The colors, layout and images all pull together for one fabulous job. He is going to love it.

Crystal said...

WOW Christine what a perfect man card!! Love all your deets and layers!

Judy Rozema said...

Wonderful job -- love the whole look of this!

Lori Craig said...

I totally struggle with masculine stuff too - I just don't think about making them - Guess I'll need to step it up in that direction, too. :) Beautiful card. Love the layers and the color combo. :) Have a fabulous weekend!

Darlene said...

It is a great masculine card. I agree that these a wonderful masculine colours and your use of the metal accents is perfect.

Dawn B. said...

This is perfect Christine. I really like these colors. I soooo struggle with manly. This is a super layout. Great job. I am sure he loved it.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC masculine card Christine!! I LOVE the colors! And your sketch and bg's are fabulous!! Don't know why you think this is not your area, cause girl, you ROCK masculine!!

Karen W said...

I agree this is a perfect masculine card, I'm always so challenged on those, thanks for the wonderful idea.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

He'll LOVE it! The colors are wonderful!

Beate said...

GORGEOUS man card, Christine! I love it. Love the color combo!
Hugs and smiles

Norine said...

what a perfect male card love it
Hugs
Norine

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Wow! This is spectacular, Christine! Way to work the Party Hearty stamps throughout your entire card, and I love the rich, masculine colors!

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow I think you did a terrific job with this card. Love your colors.

JulieA said...

Oh Christine, I love it! That background paper that you made is fabulous! I always struggle with this stamp set and you've done such a fabo job with it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Wendy said...

I love this colour combo, can't wait to use it!

Leslie Miller said...

This is a great guy card, Christine! I think you're one of the best at these masculine cards. You've used stamps I might not have thought to use on a guy card, but you applied them in such a manly manner -- it works, and very handsomely!