Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Congrats Man!




I was a bit light on the masculine cards so I thought it high time I made a concerted effort to remedy that.  Inspired by the fortnightly C84FN Color Challenge offering up Coral, Brown, and Tan, I set my sights on making a few fun "Manly" cards. The colour coral doesn't generally conjure up the most manly of images to me, but the colour Tan most certainly does.  So, I fossicked through my papers, embellishments and inks and chose the most butch of these colour offerings as I could find.

The stamps are a melange from across Stampers Anonymous and Papertrey Ink stamps.  The stamp of the gent with the cane is a cool image from Wendy Vecchi's/Stampers Anonymous Studio 490 from a set called Art for Men.  The congratulatory sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Masculine Motifs (I do love that font).  The other stamps used to complete the background are from several sets from Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous as well.  I must say, I really do enjoy making my stamped background paper, complete with lots of distressed inking and splotches galore.  Good fun.

The shapes used on the card are a few assorted Spellbinders labels dies. From memory, I used Grand Labels 11 and Grommet Tags.  I textured the card base with a Tim Holtz Texture Folder in Checkerboard and nibbled at the edges with my Yellow corner Chomper.  And of course, I couldn't resist the lure of a few debonair lashings of coral coloured waxed string. Each layer was then propped up on loads of dimensional adhesive.  So there ya go:  My attempt at a masculine Congratulatory card. Fun

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit.  I enjoy each of our meetings so.  Enjoy the day!

16 comments:

Cassie_lu said...

you rocked the color challenge with this guy card.

carol (krillsister) said...

What an awesome masculine card.
Love the image of the gent.
You are the best in frabricating great backgrounds that look so natural.
Love those splotches!
You also have just the right amount of coral to add the pop yet still keeping the card very masculine.

Joyce said...

What a great masculine card. You did it--made coral manly.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Fabulous mixed media card Jen! What a terrific masculine piece! LOVE it! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Luanne said...

This is super cool Jen! I love all the wonderful texture of your card. You rocked the masculine! :-)

Leigh said...

You are such a fabulous stamper, Jen! This looks amazing!

Candy C said...

Jen, your masculine card is very nice. I really like the die cuts you've used and how you layered them. The embossing on the back layer also is nice! The twine is a great addition to pull in the reds you've stamped. Very nicely done. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Marybeth said...

Hi Jen! Wow this is a great guy card with so many interesting details. Love the white spots or splotches. Hope you're doing well.

Terry said...

Hiya Jen, thank you for sharing your masculine card with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love the colors and the twine is just fabby hugs terry xxxx

Deborah Frings said...

Brilliant work - I love the mixture of textures and colours. Your card has a very masculine feel to it. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Trish Latimer said...

love this Jen! Gorgeous textures going on with all the distressing and stamping!

Pauline said...

Fab masculine card!
Thanks for joining us at Cr84Fn this week!

Cindy said...

What a great guy card!

Michelle said...

You fossicked through your papers. I am fossicking through a bowl of cottage cheese and pears right now. Does that work? *giggles* Oh dear Jen, I do love the way you speak! And I love this grungy sort of industrial manly-man card. And tying off with the red - perfect thought!

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Dayna Sabrina said...

Stunning card! You totally pulled this off - I want this in my card drawer when I need a masculine card. Superb job Jen!