Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Masculine Cards

With Fathers Day coming right up, I had the challenge of making a masculine card. For me, with all of my cutesy Penny Black stamps, this was a difficult task. The question I asked myself was "What makes a card masculine?". My answer was to strip down most of the embellishments and just focus on a nice image. I had this ship in my stamp box and had never used it.
I started out using paper from the "Old World" mat stack by DCWV. I dry embossed a strip of black paper with my cuttlebug and used minimal stitching to frame the image. The image itself was stamped using a versafine ink pad and then heat embossed with a mixture of clear and holographic powders for shine and a hint of sparkle. I finished off the card with silver pearls.
The inside consists of a stamp that matches the ship. It simply states "We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust our sails."
I formated the inside to match the front.
This card is also for my Saturday Market so I tried to keep it simple and affordable. Let me know what you think!


Cindy said...

Love this card, Peg! Am so glad to see you back with posting cards!

Dianne said...

Peg, I love this card. The image is perfect for Father's Day or any masculine occassion.

the funkie junkie said...

Great guy card, Peg. I know I always have trouble designing guy cards so this is an inspiration.

Your blog is looking great. I left you an award for it on my blog so stop by and pick it up!

Jules said...

Hi Peg

This is a real "man's card". I love it.

My male cards still end up looking cute the majority of the time - but this one is just fantastic.

Love Jules xx

Wendy said...

Wonderful Peg, you did a superb job here!!

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