Thursday, July 2, 2009

IO DT Challenge- Masculine Cards


For the current Impression Obsession design team challenge, we were asked to create masculine themed cards. I don't know how much my card fits that category because I colored the tiny fish in the boat to look like little Nemos. It sort of defeats the "manliness" of the card. To help counteract the Nemos, I added some of my favorite elements for guy cards.....dark blue paper, plaid paper, and cork.

To make the card, I stamped the sailboat (H2174) onto white cardstock using black Versafine ink. Because the stamp has a lot of small areas to color, I chose Prismacolor pencils over Copics to color my image. The life preserver and saying come from a clear set called "Sunshiny Day" (CL184). It has a lot of fun summer images that make nice embellishments. Here is a close up of the bottom of the card so you can see how I folded the paper with the saying to make it look like a banner:


I know many of you are always looking for ideas to make cards for men. I encourage you to check out what Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Kelli, and Shirley have created. As an added incentive, one of the designers is even offering some blog candy. Yeah!

10 comments:

Shirley said...

What a really beautiful card. I've used this stamp and your puts mine in the dust! Gorgeous, Laura!

paula said...

Laura what a great guy's card. I like the way you have done the banner. That is such a neat idea :)

GiftsByHeidi said...

That is so cute! (Okay, maybe cute's not the right word for a masculine card.) It does look masculine though. Love it!

Anne said...

Hi, Laura! Wonderful card! I really love how you made the banner! Thanks for snapping a pic of the detail! :-)

Diana said...

Great masculine card Laura!

Deborah March said...

Love it love it LOVE it Laura!! The banner is just a PERFECT finishing touch!

krcrafts said...

Love your card and it's perfectly masculine. Great for the little guys as well as the big ones :)

Daniela said...

I love it!

Kelly Booth said...

Love this Laura...A GREAT manly Card!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

I love all the little Nemos!!! lol! What a great summer fun card in a man theme, if not color!!!! Like how you did the banner too!