Thursday, October 21, 2010

Masculine Purple

My nephew's birthday is coming up quickly.  He's in his 20's and very much into tattoos and pop culture.  A card for him can't be flowers, ribbons, or any of my other usual stuff.  Using several techniques, I came up with a purple masculine card.  Yes...I said purple.  This card is entered in the following challenges:

Operation Write Home - Midweek Throwdown: Masculine
Operation Write Home - Keyhole Tutorial
Heart 2 Heart - Embossing (card #2)

I used CTMH Oak Brown cardstock and stamped with Smokey Plum using the Live Inspired and Air Mail stamp sets.  Then, I sanded to create a little white relief so my embossing wouldn't be the only white on the card.  The sentiment is from the Say it in Style stamp set by CTMH. 

I added a couple white rivets to create a triangular pattern among the keyhole picture, the sentiment and the rivets.  I added a little sponging on the edges of the purple paper to give just a touch more depth.

And despite the purple, I think it looks both hip and masculine.

Until next time,


  1. I think masculine cards are the hardest to make, but you've got a winner here!! :-) I hope you don't mind if I totally CASE this!

  2. Wow, Becca this is fabulous! You nailed it on masculine! Thanks for playing along with us at Operation Write Home!

  3. Great job! The colors on this card are so rich. Nice clean and simple layout too, I could see adapting it with many stamp designs.

  4. I like the torn edge above the sentiment. Great card.

  5. I am sure your nephew will love it, it's a fabulous masculine card. I find I CAN'T get away from flowers and frills, but you've done a wonderful job! Thanks for playing along with us at Heart 2 Heart challenges!

  6. Very nice! I'll have to try the keyhole technique. It's very effective on this card.

  7. Great guy card, love the keyhole look. Thanks for playing along with H2H.

  8. I love everything about this card! Very well designed and put together.

    §hawnie® Bartron


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