Thursday, June 2, 2011

Masculine Cards

It is Impression Obsession Challenge time again, and this time the theme is "Masculine Cards." I know everyone has their own thoughts on what makes a card "masculine." I thought I would go to the source and asked my brother what he thought. His response was, "Make it green and brown." Hum...not a lot of help there. As you can see, I didn't necessarily follow his advice. Although there is a smidge of green! To me, masculine cards seem not need cork on them.

For my card, I stamped the Seaside Scene (G1731) onto cork with Versamark in and embossed it in black. I then watered down some Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, and Fired Brick Distress Ink reinkers and painted the scene with a waterbrush. For the sail and lighthouse, I watered down some Copic Opaque White paint so that it wouldn't be too think and wouldn't cover up all of my black lines. You might have to click on the picture to see the painting better. To finish the card, I added the A Day at The Beach (C3617) saying.

So, what about you? What do you think makes a great masculine card?

Need more inspiration? Check out what Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, and Julie created. Be sure to visit the various blogs since I think many of us struggle with masculine cards!

Want to play along? Create your own IO masculine card and submit it. You can find all of the information here. You could even win a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate!


Shannon White said...

This is so Fabulous! Great Masculine Card! Love the cork BG and your watercoloring! Funny, you asked your Brother, I asked my hubby what makes a good masculine card,lol.. Cause I have always had trouble with them myself.. He said, keep it simple, not too many embellishments and masculine patterns and colors and geometric shapes are best.. And I posted his Masculine perspective on my blog to help any one else who was having a hard time Like Me!.. 8-)

Shannon 8-)

Deborah March said...

Cork...what a GREAT idea!! Lovely card!

Katie said...

Very nice card! This is a great stamp, good job coloring it! Thanks for sharing.


What makes a card masculine? Add a little bit of dirt, sweat, sawdust, ductape, or just spill a drink on it.

A Soul's Heartbeat said...

I love this card, I was searching for masculine cards this morning on Goggle images and yours came up. I would never have thought to stamp on thin cork, what a great idea especially for a guy! Thanks for the inspiration.