Monday, April 25, 2011

Papertrey Blog Hop - Masculine Theme


Papertrey's Challenge this month:
 This month's blog hop is dedicated to all the boys and men in our lives!  Now's your chance to create Father's Day projects, boy birthday cards and more to build up your stash!  Focus on masculine color schemes, fresh pattern combinations, understated embellishments and unique uses of images you may already have in your stash!
I decided I would make an early Father's day card.  So I got out one of my favourite impression plates from Papertrey and swiped it with Pearlescent blue ink from Brilliance.  I ran it through the Cuttlebug and it added some sheen and definition to the cardstock. 

I layered this chocolate brown cardstock with the sparkly impression on cream cardstock and tied some hemp around three times.  I then cut out a Mat Stack 4 and stamped it with the same pearlescent blue ink using the herringbone stamp from the Mat Stack 4 Collection of stamps.  Love these!  I had to get creative with the sentiments using 'you're the best' from Hero Arts' Everyday Sayings and 'FATHER' from PTI's Mega Mixed Messages in Brilliance Coffee Bean ink.
 In person, the blue on the brown cardstock has some real shimmer.  Hard to pick it up in a picture, especially with my inept skills!
The brown layer is adhered to the cream with pop dots as is the mat stack die cut.

Supplies:
Paper: Staples 110lb cream cardstock, Gina K chocolate
Stamps: PTI Mat Stack 4, PTI Mega Mixed Messages, Hero Arts Everyday Sayings
Ink: Brilliance pearlescent sky blue and coffee bean
Tools/Misc: Pop dots, hemp twine, PTI woodgrain impression plate, Fiskars stamp press

19 comments:

Laurie said...

Very cute! I am loving all the woodgrain I am seeing today and this is no exception! Love the technique you used too!

Fiona said...

Super masculine card - it's such a great technique!

Dana said...

Great card! Thanks for the detail image. The subtle shimmer looks so beautiful on the woodgrain impression.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very nice, love all the texture with this.

Sandy said...

Love the addition of the hemp.

Keva said...

This is so cute, Cara! I really love all of the textures.

stephinka said...

OMG Cara!!! You did it again! Totally love your classy style!

Saying that, my dad owns a carpentry company- this card is SO APT for him LOL!!!!! He will appreciate the woodgrain and at the same time get his ego boost teehee. Thanks for sharing this card! I saw the bloghop theme and had NO idea how ti tackle it!
-Stephinka

Ann said...

Love the card - love the woodgrain! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love how you've mixed up the sentiment.

Vannessa said...

This is a fab guy card! Love the idea of inking the impression plate before impressing - will have to try that one!

Suzanne said...

Love the shimmer!!! It looks great on that deep brown paper. Great card, Cara!

Cassandra said...

So striking Cara. Love the woodgrain and twine textures together.

Jen Carter said...

Love all the masculine elements you added to this card! Great work!

Tracey McNeely said...

I love the woodgrain and other masculine elements.

Meredith said...

I love the idea of inking my impression plate!! This is a great card, thanks for the idea!

Chris Simon said...

Great card! I love the combination of textures and patterns.

Stephanie said...

This is just a clean and classic looking card. I absolutely love it and I'm sure your father will, too!

Stephanie said...

This is just a clean and classic looking card. I absolutely love it and I'm sure your father will, too!

Kristii said...

Absolutely fantastic!! Love the woodgrain and the sentiment is perfect!!!