Thursday, October 18, 2007

A funny thing happened on the way to the woods

What can I say? I'm easily distracted. The original plan was to showcase the last pastels technique tonight. But this morning there was a cool "ways to Use It" challenge on SCS. The challenge was to use wood on a project, which reminded me of the card I made back in August using a twig as a branch. So my focus shifted to making another card using some sort of wood. Until I came home from work, that is, when I found the Linnensource, Inc. catalog in my mailbox. Well, you all know how much I get inspired by bedding!

Leafing through the catalog I spotted this masculine ensemble. Now, you have to keep in mind that i don;t always necessarily know what is and is not "masculine". Sometimes I make what I think is a masculine card and my DH calls it "girly". But even I can tell that this particular pattern and color combo screams "guy".

So, of course, I had to make a card in these colors. And here's what I came up with. Hopefully this will be a good masculine card that we can save for an upcoming birthday. Here's the recipe:

Stamps: Wildlife Reserve, Lovely as a Tree, Eat Cake
Ink: Basic Gray, Basic Black
Card Stock: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Going Gray and Kraft
Accessories: None
Techniques: Tearing

It's a really basic card, but I like how the colors go together. I was going to add eyelets and twine, but at the last minute decided to leave it alone. I think the intended recipient will appreciate it just fine as is.

6 comments:

Gail (basketballmom) said...

Um ... Diane ... I thought you said the challenge was to use wood ... I don't see any wood in that card! (pictures of trees don't count!)

Are you TRULY so easily distracted you forgot about the challenge part? (says the one who doesn't do challenges) ...

Anyhow - it's a lovely card, and I think that yes, it definitely counts as masculine.

dd2njoy said...

It's a beautiful masculine card if I say so myself!!! Love the browns and that set is soo nice.

tyrymom29 said...

Love this card !! IT is an Nice masculine card !!

tyrymom29 said...

Love this card !! IT is an Nice masculine card !!

Michelle said...

What a great "guy" card!

DixieCurl said...

I love this card! So simple, but professional looking and of course masculine for the men in our lives!