Sunday, July 15, 2012

On the Masculine Side

I made this card for the Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #116 to make a masculine birthday card. I picked up this cool wheat bundle stamp at an expo on Friday and couldn't wait to come home and play with it. I stamped it with Memento Rich Cocoa & Desert Sand inks, and added highlights with a brown marker and a Spica glitter pen. The woodgrain panel was done with a TH Sizzix ef, and I just smeared about 5 different ink pads over the embossed portion until it looked like real wood to me. The dsp is from the Paper Co Mirabelle pad. I loved the soft muted plaid colors which just looked masculine to me. The sentiment was done with an Inkadinkado stamper on a word window punch. Sponging was done with Antique Linen ink.

Here's the sketch for this weeks OWH Stars & Stamps sketch challenge #129.

And here is my card, made entirely from scraps. I embossed the teal panel with a CB hearts ef, embossed the black panel with a CB herringbone ef, and the kraft panel was done with a CB diamonds ef. Sentiment is by HA, and the little star was punched from kraft and has a cute brad added to it just for a touch of red color! I thought this card was more on the masculine side, so now I'll make more of this design with feminine papers too! In this heat wave, I've been staying indoors & making oodles of cards for challenges that will soon be heading to OWH for our troops. I hope I don't burn myself out before the weather breaks! LOL

Take care, and have a great day, and thanks so much for stopping by!

Carol

21 comments:

Erika said...

Love your colors! I just got the star CB folder and can't wait to try it out. Great job on your card!

eponinekc said...

I love the different embossing folders you used together. And the colors are perfect. This would definitely work as a masculine card. Great card!

Linda said...

I really need to get that herringbone folder...awesome card...love the black! TFS!!!

jimlynn said...

I can't believe all the cards you've been making lately!!! WOW!! So busy!

The wheat bundle is so pretty, Carol, and really like the way you smeared the ink on the embossing folder. Great guy card!

Love the star embossing on the second card and those colors.

Your previous post - another WOW!
Love those CAS cards and the way you used the flourish!

Lynn

Lee Mae said...

Carol both of your cards are terrific! I love that image on the first card and the way you used two inks really looks wonderful. All of the textures look great on the OWH sketch card - love it!

StampTramps said...

Nice job, as always! Love your first card, but it sounds like it was an awful lot of work!!!!

JD said...

Great cards, Carol!

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--both of these cards are wonderful. The masculine birthday card is really nice! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

JoAnn Ross said...

I LOVE the embossing on the OWH challenge card! I've used the stars before, but for some reason keep forgetting about the herringbone. Also, I really like your masculine card; thanks for letting me know about Speedy Fox and Friends. I had a card I've been planning to make, which worked for their challenge.

Jen said...

Love the embossing and the brad on your sketch card - it really pops!

Sarah said...

Love this so much! The pop of red is amazing and the embossing is wonderful!

Darnell J Knauss said...

LOL! I got such a kick out of your technique, Carol, of "just smeared five different inks until ... !" What a great approach and what a fantastic card you made!!

Dixie Cochran said...

Your masculine card is spot on! Love it! And aren't you clever with your embossing on the sketch card. I must try that. What a great effect!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, That masculine card is exceptional. I just love that stamp and you did a fabulous job achieving the wood look. Your dp is also very, very nice. Your OWH card is such a striking card with the colors you went with. I realized that I had not been on to comment on the two posts below. I love Rhubarb of course and your did such a cute job with him on your funky fold card. Your CASology cards are both beautiful. I love the embossing on the second card. Enjoy your week. I'll catch up with you.

Kate said...

Both of these cards are spot on! Great job on the challenge. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Benzi said...

Talk about masculine..that really is a good one and the wood grain does look real. Wow! Great job.

Your OWH card is super...so much texture.

Our heat wave finally broke and we have had lots of rain. It sure made things greener.

Angie said...

I love the embossed wood grain! Great cards! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Julie said...

Great cards, Carol! I love the little star embellishment on the sketch card! Thanks so much for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Man, I really missed lots this weekend! Look at that color combo on the thinking of you card! The wheat stamp totally rocks....that need to revisit my house when we have more time!

Shannon White said...

Wow Wow! 8) These are both Terrific Miss Carol! LOVE the wheat bundle and your embossed woodgrain looks AWESOME! And I am Loving the different textures and Fab color combo on your second one too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Theresa said...

Love your embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.