Saturday, November 19, 2011

Masculine? Maybe not!

Hello all!  We had a bit of snow!  I love snow but my body hates the cold.  I thought I would take a step away from my Christmas Preparations and try and make a Masculine card.  A friend of mine from Stampin' Connection is hosting a Masculine card swap- at first I thought no, but then I was thinking I really should challenge myself and being such a girly girl - masculine cards do not come easy to me.
And.................  apparently they still don't HAHA!  I will try again though I have until January so I would hope with enough trial and error I will be able to come up with something spectacular!  
So here is my first attempt
Although they are not very masculine..  I LOVE how they turned out.  I used French Foliage from Stampin Up to create these two slightly different cards.  And I used the Colour Coach ( LOVE THIS TOOL)  to start my colour palate for this card.  The base is Cajun Craze -- I am not a real orange fan but I gotta tell you this has got to be one of my new favs!  The next layer is Baja Breeze and the top layer is naturals ivory.
Stampin' up Inks are Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Old Olive and Early Espresso.

Hope you like them!
 Close up of Card with Bow to show the sentiment stamped and then punched out with the jewelry punch.  So cute!  I tied the punch to the ribbon with linen thread.
 Inside of Bow card.  The inside of the torn card is plain with the same leaf stamped in Cajun Craze.
Torn edge of pearl card with the French phrase from French Foliage stamped several times on the Baja Breeze.  This was also stamped randomly on the back ground of the Naturals Ivory.

Glittery Hugs


1 comment:

Dale Morin said...

I love this stamp set. Your cards are great.