Monday, May 12, 2014

M is for Masculine

Hi everyone,


The month of May is in full swing, but sadly not so nice weather for the time of the year here in Holland. But fortunately Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog has another fun new challenge the keep me busy waiting for better weahter to come. Our DT leader's birthday is this week and made it "M is for...". What inspires you when you think of the letter M ?

Thinking of the letter M, I was inspired to make a masculine card. My colleague is still home recovering after his surgery. To let him know we're thinking about him, I've made this large card where all colleagues could write something on.



For me making a masculine card is a challenge. I find that quite difficult. I started with kraft cardstock as a base and with various Distress Inks I went to work to create a background. Because the base is kraft the results are much darker and less bright. Just what I needed.



I find the exclusive Sketched Alphabet stamp set from Simon Says Stamp absolutely amazing! And completed the sentiment with Word Play and Label Letters. The Stars were added ​​later on with a stencil and black colored Embossing Paste, so I had to be careful that I didn't go over the text.

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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

17 comments:

Patricia said...

Super gaaf zeg!!!! Mooie kleuren combi!
Gr Patricia

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic masculine project Sandra! I struggle with masculine anything ~ thanks for the inspiration!

Meihsia Liu said...

This card is awesome, Sandra. I think you are good at creating such a wonderful masculine card. Love the beautiful colors and great stamping. :)

Anna-Karin said...

Great idea for the challenge Sandra! Love your masculine card! I need to get that city stamp soon, I don't know why I don't have it, I love those types of stamps. Perfect stars. Hugs!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Cool masculine card!! I love the city & stars borders :)


*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Annie said...

A great M card Sandra...Love the colour palette and great layout. I am sure your colleague will treasure this card

TFS and Best Wishes
Annie x

Gráinne said...

Hi Sannie, the weather over here in your neighborcountry :-) isn't any better than yours, I guess. Nothing like Spring, more one month of April weather. Rain, rain, and rain, and quite chilly. Your card is just smashing. I so love the colors/the background and of course the composition of all of it. Suzanne x

barbarayaya62 said...

What a beautiful masculine card! I love your choice of colors and details! Wonderful! BArbarayaya

ßeulah ßee said...

I agree, the sketched lettering is super cool. You nailed this card and I feel any guy out there would love it.

Emma Williams said...

Such a great card Sandra! Your stamping is awesome and I love the sketched lettering...it's just a perfect card for any guy and I definitely need that cityscape stamp!! Hugs... :)

Terry said...

Sandra, this is a wonderful masculine card and a fun way to send "Get Well" wishes! I love the yellow colors with that black. I am sure this will cheer up your friend. Hugs!

Candy C said...

Hi Sandra....your masculine card is very pretty. This is a great idea for the "M" challenge. Love the colors and the design! <3 Candy

Buttons said...

Loving the idea of that steampunk balloon flying over old New York! Great card for your friend Sandra. Jenny x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous hues and colors that offset the striking images in black. Sweet tag!

butterfly said...

What a fabulous, funky card, Sandra - the black is so cool against the layers of golden sunshine.
Alison xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I agree that making manly-man cards is not always easy, but you definitely nailed it here! I love the color palette you went with and I really like how you made three of the patterned stars stand out with the double-layering technique. So clever! I also thought it was a great idea to make this card super-sized so that colleagues could sign it. What a wonderful way to incorporate a group of people into your creation. I'll definitely have to remember some of this fabulous ideas!

soapHOUSEmama said...

How nice of you to make this card for your friend! It is stunning and I know he loved it!!!