Sunday, October 18, 2015

LIM 246 Masculine Card

This week's challenge at Less is More is to create a masculine card...easy, right?  Not so much. I make a LOT more feminine cards than I do masculine cards...because they're easier!   Here's my take on the challenge.

I had no idea where I was going with this card when I started it, but I'm happy with the results.  I used the largest Spellbinder labels 10 die to cut the rounded bottom.  I adhered the dark brown piece to a Kraft card base, then trimmed the Kraft base to have the same rounded bottom.  I added a strip of stark white card stock where the two pieces joined and stamped the image in HA Cup of Joe ink.  I added a touch of color with some Prismacolor pencils, then using a very old grass stamp I added a bit more brown grass below the image.  The Sentiment is from Hampton Arts.  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it in white.  I don't know about you....but I have a VERY difficult time photographing Kraft card stock.  For some reason I get spots of blue or purple in the photo...very aggravating!
This second card was an idea that bounced off the first card.  I had some curved edges cut with the Spellbinder die, so I decided to make a card with a "short" front.  I cut the right edge of the front of the card with the same Spellbinder die I used on the first card, then added the dark brown border.  The butterfly was die cut into the front of the card base, then I cut both the solid butterfly and the lacy butterfly (Clearly Besotted dies) from white card stock and colored them with Copics before re-inserting the solid butterfly back into the card base and adhering the lacy blue butterfly on top of the brown solid butterfly. The sentiment is also from the Hampton Arts set as the previous card and was heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  I stamped the inside right side of the card base with an Impression Obsession herringbone background stamp.  Added a little faux stitching....done!

These next few cards were actually made for last week's LIM challenge...I just never got them posted!  I tell you...I just don't know where the time goes!

Leaves are from Flourishes.  Last week was a one-layer challenge. I inked the right side with several shades of DI, stamped the leaves and then added just a touch of shading with Prismacolor pencils. Sentiment is also from Flourishes (I think).  I added a thin gold edge with a metallic gold pen.

Once again, this is a Kraft card that was a pill to photograph.  I stamped the leaf four times down the left side of the card base, then colored it with Prismacolor pencils.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and is heat embossed with Liquid Platinum.

This last card was also made for last week's challenge, only I totally messed it up and ended up having to cut the stamped image out with a die and popping it on a white card base.  I used an old Flourishes stamp and added dots of color with several different shades of liquid pearls.  The sentiment is also from Flourishes.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...

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Sandra H said...

So beautiful and so elegant they are Susan x

Faith A said...

LOVE your masculine card and your Autumn cards are gorgeous.
You are right where does time go!

Theresa Pace said...

awesome cards. the leafy ones are just fab. your colouring is spot on, xx

Chrissie said...

Well you've certainly worked your magic on this lot Susan! They are all absolutely stunning but for me I think the first is really fab!
Thanks so much
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Sazzle Dazzle said...

An absolutely stunning selection of cards Susan. I'm loving the elegant shaping to the first 2 but the others are also divine in terms of colours and design. They work perfectly for our masculine theme and thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
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Karen D. said...

great cards..

Anne said...

Wowzers Susan these are all fab and the autumn colours from last week also work well for a guy card, I absolutely LOVE the wreath
Thank you for joining us
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Neets B said...

Susan, you've done brilliantly with this little lot. Kraft for guys is perfect, the first card is ideal for a chap. And your autumnal cards are great too, that wreath with the liquid pearls looks amazing!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
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