Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Simply Masculine

Yippee, I finally got to play along with the Mojo Monday sketch after missing a week or two. Well, today I was trying to clean off my desk some and noticed how nice the new Dusty Durango and Soft Suede look together... who am I kidding, Soft Suede looks good with nearly everything I think! Anyway, I just picked up a piece of Apricot Appeal to go along and here's what I came up with. The wheat and sentiment are both embossed in vanilla EP after being stamped in Versamark. The bottom half of the card is stamped with the retired Canvas background stamp for a bit of a worn, natural look; as well as the sponging and edge distressing. There is also a hint of the Weathered background in versamark on the Apricot layer- can you see it??

Anyway, I think this qualifies as simply masculine, don't you?! I love how rich the colors look toghether- not that I'm ready for fall by any means! Also, in case you haven't already noticed how versatile the new In Color ribbon is, I'm going to point it out. Notice how it isn't dotted on both sides so it can be used for whimsical or more sophisticated or even masculine cards!

Thanks for stopping and be sure to come back tomorrow for our Diva's Coffee Break Designs challenge! We've got a gorgeous inspiration piece to get you started!
~Kristin

SUO Supplies
Stamps: Autumn Days, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Canvas background, Weathered background
Colors: Dusty Durango, Apricot Appeal, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Distressing tool, sponge, Vanilla EP, linen thread, library clip, Soft Suede grosgrain

13 comments:

  1. Love the vanilla embossing on the Soft Suede! Great masculine card, Kristin!

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  2. Oooh, simply masculine! Great name! Great card too!!

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  3. Oooo, this is a good one!
    Jeannette

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  4. I love your take on the sketch and this masculine card looks AWESOME!!

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  5. ooooh, this is so very masculine! Love it!
    Kay

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  6. I LOVE this card. I did not pre-order anything, but this stamp set is on my list for sure. You worked magic here with it!

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  7. Beautiful card! Love it! Great job! ~Olena~

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  8. Beautiful card for Father's Day. Embossing adds just enough elegance not to offend the male ego. Great color combo. {{{hugs}}}

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  9. fabulously masculine! LOVE that image. great work. oh, and that clip is such a nice touch!

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  10. Love your card and this new set.........so versatile!

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  11. Fabulous, Kristin! Must case for my father's day cards!

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  12. What a beautiful card! I really love that one!! It's hard to do masculine card, but you just did it!!

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