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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Masculine Cards?

It's All About You

This week's SCS Clean & Simple challenge was to make a masculine card. I generally think of masculine cards as teens & adults. But this is great for a young boy. At least it's not pink. Pink is what DS calls girly.

I used the spotlighting technique. It's great to focus in on one thing, which is what I was after for this sentiment. (It's also great when you don't have time to color a huge image. :) I used just the first 1/2 of the sentiment and cut each word out. The inside continues the sentiment... "at least for today. Happy Birthday!"

Stamps: All images are DRS Designs: Jimbo & the Gang (P891) & birthday sentiment (H371)
Paper: white, more mustard
Ink: black, SU more mustard marker, Copic markers
Accessories: SU cirle and word window punches
Technique: spotlighting, doodling

This card measures just under 5x5.

Coast to Coast

Color Challenge: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Taken with Teal

I made a substitute for very vanilla. It's either confetti cream or naturals ivory (both SU)

I've had this Coast to Coast image Wish RAK for a very long time and have used only one or two of them. I think this is a masculine card. I'm just not sure if I should have added the ribbon. However, I think my FIL would like it anyway.

Stamps: Coast to Coast
Accessories: swirl clip, Offray & American Crafts ribbon, dimensionals
Techniques: sponging, tearing


Francie G. said...

Love the spotlight tech. you used!I will have to give a try! Really like the set you used! So cute, Jen! Hope you are feeling better!

chercroppin said...

These are awesome masculine cards! Love that torn paper and shading on the lighthouse!

Jessica G. said...

How come I never thought to spotlight this jungle image?? How fun and less coloring, too!

Your lighthouse card is absolutely gorgeous -- it makes me wish I had this stamp!!