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!




5 comments:

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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