Monday, July 27, 2015

A Masculine Journey

I am so very excited to be this week's guest designer over at City Crafter Challenge Blog - what a huge honor!  This week's challenge is "Create a Masculine Birthday Card".

I admit, I felt a bit of pressure to create a card worthy of a guest designer.  I played around with a number of ideas considering what direction to go; clean and simple, something unexpected for a masculine card, bright vs. muted colors, etc.  Ahh, what's a girl to do?  In the end I went with a neutral main color and added splashes of brown and retired Bravo Burgundy from Stampin' Up (still one of my favorite colors).  The patterned paper flagged on the bottom is actually from a Christmas paper pack, but I love the pattern for a masculine card.  I used a number of single stamps and elements from a few stamp sets to create both backgrounds and focal images.  To bring some texture to the card, I included some layering, raised some elements with foam squares and heat embossed the "Journey".  To top it all off, I used some waxed twine that I've had kicking around in my craft room for years for the tag, leaving the tails extra long for more texture.


Week 272 ~ Create a Masculine Birthday Card
City Crafter Challenge Blog

For more fabulous masculine card inspiration, swing by the City Crafter Challenge.  We all seem to need more masculine cards for our stashes, so why not play along?  

Happy Stamping,
Dana

16 comments:

  1. Your card is terrific!! A perfect masculine card! Thanks so much for guesting with us this week at CCCB!

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    1. Thanks so much Ros! The honor is mine to be included as a guest designer.

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  2. Great vintage look with wonderful layering. I like the repeated diamond pattern and the rich burgundy. Thank you for being our Guest Designer at City Crafter.

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    1. Thanks so much Marina! It is great fun to be the Guest Designer, thanks for having me.

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  3. AWESOME tag! You aced your GD 'masculine' GD gig with this terrific tag. I always struggle with masculine cards so when I see brilliant ideas like your tag, I file them for future reference. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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    1. Thanks so much Geri! I'm glad you like it well enough to save it for later. :)

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  4. Such an awesome creation Dana, thanks for being our guest this week at CCCB! Such an honour to have you!

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    1. Thanks to you and the design team at CCCB for having me! It was so much fun.

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  5. This is a gem; I love the colors you used; that globe is a jaw dropper! So happy to have you as our GD at CCCB this week!

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    1. Thank you Stella! So glad you like the card. It is such an awesome experience to be a guest designer!

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  6. Congratulations on the Guest Design spot, Dana! You did an incredible masculine work of art with this tag card!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thanks so much Darnell! You always make my day!

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  7. It's a great male card Dana. The colours are lovely. Congratulations on being chosen as a Guest Designer. Barbxx

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    1. Thank you so much Barb! I love Bravo Burgundy with just about anything :)

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    1. Thanks so much Samra! I appreciate that you came by and took the time to comment too.

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