Monday, April 14, 2008

More Masculine Cards

Here are a couple more masculine card styles I've been working on. The first uses the Winds of Grace sailboat as a main image and the waves as a background image. The sentiment, heat embossed with white embossing powder, is from "A Little Birthday Cheer". The only "decoration" is the tab made with the slit punch and a not quite navy brad. The base is blue bayou, the mat is sage shadow and the boat is stamped on bashful blue card stock. I used blue bayou ink for all images and versamark for the sentiment. Super fast and easy!

This next card was fun too! Again, nothing fancy here. The Elk from the Wildlife Reserve stamp set is stamped in chocolate chip classic ink on naturals ivory card stock, which is matted with chocolate chip card stock and accented with always artichoke brads. The always artichoke strip is stamped with the argyle background from the Classic Backgrounds set in always artichoke classic ink. The sentiment from "A little Birthday Cheer" is stamped on the more mustard base in chocolate chip ink.

As I make more of these "masculine" cards, I'm stating to like them more and more. The best thing about them is that they are intentionally non-fussy, so you don't have to feel bad about not using fancy techniques or lots of ribbon or other accessories. These cards are the epitome of the less is more movement. And right now, As I'm trying to prepare for classes, the craft show and other events, less is more holds a whole lot of appeal!

Hope you enjoyed this foray into the world of "manly" cards. Tomorrow it's back to the feminine side of stamping and more Mother's Day cards.

4 comments:

Diane said...

Those are wonderful Diane,I never know what to come up for masculine
cards,TFS!!!!!

Nikki Bond said...

These look great! Clean and simple! {{SMILES}}

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE the little tab on the first card. quite clever! so many uses for that slit punch!

Liz

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Great job on the masculine cards! I really like the sail boat one. TFS :)