Monday, July 6, 2015

Masculine Wishes

#stampinup  One of my friends is hosting a birthday card stamp-a-stack this weekend. I've designed four cards for her and her guests to make. I've already shared the first one. Today I'm sharing another card. Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing the others. Today's card is supposed to be a masculine card. I'm not sure I hit the mark.

The color combination at the Create with Connie and Mary challenge blog sure seemed like masculine colors to me. (Oy! The combo is Lost Lagoon, not Island Indigo--oopsies!) I wanted to keep the design simple--not too fussy--and I think a few banners and the "Perfect Pennants" stamp set seem masculine.


I started with a 2" strip of Island Indigo card stock that I flagged with the Banner Triple Punch. Then I took a 1.5" strip of Crumb Cake and flagged it with the same punch. Using my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, I aligned the "make a wish" sentiment and stamped it in Real Red.

Next, on a Crumb Cake panel, I added a 3/4" strip of Bohemian designer series paper. I flagged the ends with the Banner Punch. I stamped the polka dot banner from the "Perfect Pennants" set in Real Red above and below the DSP banner.

Here's where it started to go astray: I added a length of Real Red 1/4" Cotton Ribbon to the top of the stamped banner. I added the banner to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Then I stamped some hearts from the "Pictogram Punches" set in Real Red onto Crumb Cake scraps and punched them out with the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. I adhered these to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals, cut in half.

Finally, I adhered the Crumb Cake panel to a Crumb Cake card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I really like how this card turned out, but I'm not sure it's still masculine. I suppose one could ditch the ribbon--or at least not add the bow. And instead of the hearts, one could use the starts from "Pictogram Punches." Well, at least I can say that it's not too fussy.

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  1. I agree - there are so many options with your card. I really like this version with the hearts and the sparkly paper! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

  2. I never get tired of the sentiment stamp you used! It is so much fun! Very fun layout! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

  3. I agree - this would work as an 'either/or' and I think your suggested changes would definitely make it more masculine, but I really do like this version just as it is! Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

  4. You're right, this is a card that could work in a lot of ways just by changing some simple elements. I like how your Crumb Cake background makes the rest of the colors pop! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. What a great way to show off banners, and they are perfect with this sentiment, too! I like how clean and simple this is with the expanse of Crumb Cake. I think it is a great masculine card!

  6. Oooooo...I just LOVE the overall simplicity of your card yet you had great details in there! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  7. This looks so cool on a Crumb Cake base! So trendy and fun! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week. :)

  8. I really like this done in Island Indigo! I've been there and done that my card all made and realized I had used the wrong color combination! Oh well, this looks fab! Thanks for playing with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  9. What an adorable clean and simple card! I love how you used the dots and also the hearts, both of which are perfect touches for your lovely card! Thanks for joining us this week for the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!