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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,
Becca

9 comments:

  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!

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

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

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

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

    Blessings;
    §hawnie® Bartron
    http://cardsbyshawnie.blogspot.com/

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