The Paper Players have thrown down the gauntlet this week. There’s no color challenge, and there’s no sketch challenge. Instead, Ann has challenged us to make a Masculine card that’s also clean and simple. Challenge accepted, Ann. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- What is a “masculine card”? I’m going to let you on a little secret – if you are going to give a man a card, it doesn’t have to be navy blue or dark brown. It doesn’t have to feature a truck or a horse to make it masculine. Men also like solid colors – bold patterns and bright colors work, too. In this card, I kept my colors earthy and bold, and each color plays an important role. No reds or pinks here, but the orange is a nice subsititute to keep the card from going too brown. This card is pure rock ‘n roll!
- Baked Brown Sugar. I am in love with this 2013-2015 In Color. If you missed my rundown of these colors, you can see it here. Baked Brown Sugar is the only color in the group that’s not a soft, subtle color – and I have a little crush on it. Somewhere between Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, this shade of brown is perfect for this masculine card. Lo and behold, it also coordinates beautifully with Tangerine Tango.
- Snippy, snippy. I stamped this cetral image in three colors – once in Tangerine Tango, once in Baked Brown Sugar and once in Summer Starfruit. Then I got to snipping and layering and snipping some more. Even the stars at the top of the emblem are snipped twice to make several layers.
I hope you like my card today. Please make sure you check out the other design team cards at The Paper Players. I would LOVE for you to participate in this challenge, too.
Stamp Sets: Great Sport, Blue Ribbon Inks: Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar, Summer Starfruit Papers: Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White Accessories: 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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