Tuesday, March 22, 2011

*Attempt At A Masculine Card*

The challenge over at Less is More this week is to create a masculine card.  Gah!

I don't know how many of you remember this, but I never make cards for guys.  Everything I want to do makes the card look too girly.  I have a really tough time with it.

My first thought when I read masculine card was the colour combination .... black, white and red.  Not that those colours are only used for a masculine card, but it's what came to my head.

And then I broke out the Lattice Sizzix die from Stampin' Up! (that I bought months ago and had never used) and went to work.

I don't know how masculine the card is, but ....
Items Used:
*Cardstock: PTI White; Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
*Images: Impress
*Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
*Tools: Big Shot; Stampin' Up! Sizzix Lattice die
*Challenges:  LessIsMore#7

It took everything in me to not add some bling to this card!!!
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Mandi said...

FANTASTIC card Nancy
I love it!
Thanks so much, great to see you
"Less is More"

Tracy.H said...

Love it!!!! Okay...why did you not tell me you had this at the last Calgals? I am gonna have to borrow this next time and cut out a bunch...love it! Oh ya...said that already. ;0)

Suze Bain said...

Super card Nancy, colours works really well for a masculine card.

Faith A said...

Great card sooooo masculine

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Lovely card, well done.

Chrissie said...

These bold colours are always a winner for a chap's card!
Thanks for joining us !
"Less is More"

Kimberly said...

Ah, its awesome, don't feel bad i have the worst time with guy cards too. I hardly do them unless i have a male digi that i'm coloring...i think to date on my blog i may have posted one which was this week, or maybe two i can't even remember...:):)
You did great. www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

pickle said...

love it!!! The colour combo is very striking
Kerry x

ding said...

A really sophisticated, classy man's card!!!!!
Diane x

Michelle said...

I think it's a great masculine card! Love the colors.

Rhonda said...

perfect Nancy!!

ms.espresso said...

I like it! Great design :) If you don't have any, get some Distress Stickles- they're the perfect 'bling' for male cards, and would look fab spread over your die cut shape :)

Aileen said...

Great card and very masculine. x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Works for me! I think you've made a great male card. Very striking.
Hugs, Sandra

Viv said...

Great masculine card Nancy and well done for not adding the bling :O) Viv xx

Lynne said...

Great card.
Lynne xxx

massofhair said...

Great lattice shape, larger than i've seen before but i like it very much.
Very elegant card:-)

Susan said...

I'd have no problem giving this gorgeous card to a guy...perfect!

Sylvie said...

Wonderful card
Hug Sylvie x

Handmade with Love said...

I think it's perfect! Love the colour combo too! Tracey x