Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I don't know about you but I have a hard time creating anything really masculine. I mean, I can pick a color palette or appropriate papers but even when I go with all dark/cool colors it *usually* comes out looking...somehow not masculine enough.

HOWEVER!! I think I got it right on this one! I just ran it by my husband and brother and they both agreed that it was 'guy appropriate'. And they are both all boy!!!

I went with Old Olive as my card base - I just LOVE this color!!! The 5/8" grosgrain ribbon in Old Olive is just stunning! I then used the retired SU! Enchante paper as my first layer. I then used a couple of the retired Spring Showers DP from SU! (the dark strip as well as the blue circle). I stamped the 2 circles from the So Much set and used my Warmest Regards (surprise, surprise!) as the center for Happy Birthday - all stamped in Chocolate Chip.

I then used my corner punch (I love that thing!!! - really...such a great touch when you need a little extra embellishment) and used the retired Oxford paper and Linen Prints as the corners in alternating color arrangements.

I finished this off with a few twists of hemp twine and 2 jumbo SU! rivets on the bottom.

I hope that everyone is having a creative night!!

Oh - I have 2 of the basically same photo - one with flash, one without. I couldn't decide which one looked more true so I posted both. If I have time tomorrow I'll snap one in natural daylight - that's definitely the most 'true'.


Jackie said...

I do think you got it exactly right! I have a hard time with masculine cards, too - I usually end up at the Hallmark store.

Anonymous said...

I love these! I love the hemp twine you used. These look like something my husband would be happy to send out. Nice!