Monday, March 21, 2011

Less is More Masculine

The Less is More challenge this week is to do a Masculine Card.  I have a confession to make.  I like to make masculine cards!  And one of my favorite sets for the guys in Pocket Silhouettes.

I was checking my measurements for these long skinny cards on Saturday and grabbed some vanilla and brown partly because I had seen the challenge and it was stirring around in my imagination and partly because that was the first color I happened upon in the paper I had out for our Stamp and Share group.

After everyone had left and I had things organized again, I looked at the pieces I'd cut and pulled out a stamp.  These little leaves didn't stamp very well.  I think I need to re-ink my pad.  I ended up using the Chocolate Chip marker and coloring the leaves a bit more to make them stand out.

The base card is cut at 6 1/2" by 6 1/4".  I lined the 6 1/2" side up on my Score Buddy and scored at 3 1/4".  The vanilla piece is 6 1/4" x 2" and the Kraft piece is 1/2" wider.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Pocket Silhouettes
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Raffia

And I was very excited to see my card in the ShowCASe cards from last week's challenge (week 6).   Thank you Chrissie and Mandi!  What an honor to be chosen out of so many awesome creations!

Now to drop off this weeks entry.....

Thanks for the visit and the kind comments.  You are keeping me inspired.  Enjoy!



massofhair said...

Great colours and images make a really great masculine card:-)

Kathyk said...

This is a fabulous card


Bernadet Rodakowski said...

I like torn edges at any time, but they are particularly nice for a masculine card. They add interest, like a punched edge or trim might, but it has that rugged quality that says "masculine." Nice color choices as well. A wonderful CAS card!

Chrissie said...

Bonnie... I am sure that many of our number hasten to see what you have created each week... they can always be assured of inspiration from the stunning cards you produce!
This is no exception!
Thanks so much for supporting us once more!
"Less is More"

Jo said...

This is a great card Bonnie, I love it. Jo x

Mandi said...

Great card for a guy Bonnie
Specially a gardener!
Super treatment
Love it
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Congrats on being chosen for the ShowCASed cards! I don't think any of my cards are good enough to get in the ShowCASe..but I keep trying! LOL! I love this card. I forget I have that set...need to get it out more!

Benzi said...

Congrats on being among the ShowCASe cards from last week's challenge. Your card was gorgeous. Love your masculine card for this week. And, I really like the long, skinny cards.

Suze Bain said...

Super card Bonnie, gorgeous colours. x

choupynette said...

Love the texture of your card. Very nice indeed!

Aileen said...

Great card Bonnie, Love your torn edges. Very manly!

Well done on being showcased too. x

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, those ripped edges are *so* effective, Bonnie. This guy card is super!

Shobana said...

Wow! Great effects with the torn edges! And congrats on your shout out! :)

Sylvie said...

Wonderful card
Hug Sylvie x