Sunday, June 24, 2012

Dynamic Duos #8

I played along with the Dynamic Duos #8 this week to use River Rock and Always Artichoke. I started this card early yesterday and during the process I went completely blank! I always struggle with color challenges the most, but I do love these colors together, so after sleeping on it, I had a few new ideas and finally finished the card.

A friend of mine asked me to make her a masculine birthday card, so this is what I came up with. I used the SNSS Serene Silhouettes for the images, and the sentiment is from SNSS Ocean Paradise. I'm hoping this looks masculine enough - what do you think? I used the new hexagon border die from Simon Says Stamp and cut 4 of them in river rock, always artichoke, white, and black. Adding those different colored punch outs to the die cut was a bit labor intensive, but I enjoy doing that sort of thing as it completely relaxes me. I just run some Scor-tape on the back side which makes it sticky enough to hold those little pieces inside the holes. A gel picker makes placing them in the holes a snap!
Here's a lighter photo that shows the detail a little better. I wasn't sure which photo I preferred, so I'm posting them both.
Here's wishing you a wonderful Sunday! Thanks for stopping by!

Carol

14 comments:

Benzi said...

Yes, it is masculine enough...plants, but not frilly blooms, plus great colors for the guys. Love how you did the hexagon border and I do see how that would be time consuming, but well worth it.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol this is a lot of work, but it paid off because this card is just awesome. the colors are perfect for a masculine card. Enjoy your day. I'[m trying to make one card before going shoe shopping for the afternoon.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You did what? You put them in their little holes? Just goes to show my hand is not as steady as yours anymore. Love the look. Off to fight the grocery crowd!

JD said...

WOW! Great card! And, I also, think it's a great card for a guy!

jimlynn said...

Carol, this is lovely!!!! You have a lot more patience than I'd ever have though filling those little hexagons! It turned out beautiful and yes, it'll be a great masculine card!
Lynn

Anja said...

Beautiful card! Love the hexagon border!

Berni Cuttino said...

Definitely masculine. Beautiful card. Hugs

Melissa said...

Oooo! That hexagon border is fabulous and so very creative!! What a great masculine card! Thanks so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

Kim S said...

I have been eyeing that die and now that I see your fabulous use of it, it's going to have to jump into my cart!! It's a lovely accent to the simple scene. So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

Sue from Oregon said...

Those color combo's are great with this card! Great job Carol.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Well your idea was worth 'sleeping on' as this turned out beautifully. Love the nature scene and that fantastic hexagon die.

Denise Marzec said...

Love seeing what you do with the hexagon die...cool cards!

Shannon White said...

Wow! This is simply CAS and Fabulous my friend! Perfect masculine color scheme too! Can't believe you changed out all those tiny hexagons, Wow! I know I would have likely lost a bunch and had to cut more, lol
8-)

Big hugs
Shannon

Anne Marie Hile said...

Wowza! Now that's some die-cut detail! That is such a cool look and really showcases the colors beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)