Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Another Masculine Sepia...

Hello!! :)

I do hope I’m not getting into a colour-rut with male cards as this is another sepia one... I just really like sepia and also think it works very well for male cards!! Hope the recipient will agree!! This is the card I have mentioned, which is one of two I was asked to make by a friend for her brother-in-law’s birthday. The only tricky thing was that he’s had a recent bereavement and so she really didn’t want anything too bright and brash and also wanted to avoid all the standard ‘happy’ type greetings- she told my mum (who the order came via!) pretty much exactly the words she wanted for each card so I just had to try and find an assortment of stamps that would fit the bill and fit those around either a car or pint glass!! :) And this is the first of them which will be from her daughters to their Uncle:

I kept it pretty simple, as per the brief as well as my current tastes and energy-levels, and dug out some old stamps for the glass and words along with my much neglected embossing powders and heat tool- it’s nice to use some older stash alongside the newer bits!! :)

I used:
  •          SeeDs Boys Toys stamp set for the glass
  •          Woodware Clear Magic sets Must Have Retro Words and Franciose Alphabet for the wording
  •          Gold embossing powder and heat tool
  •          Distress Inks: Vintage Photo and Black Soot to colour glasses (it's supposed to be a Guiness-like colour- hope it's close at least!! :S )
  •          Nestie Labels 2 and Antique Linen DI applied through the die
  •          One of my digi paper designs
  •     Tim Holtz Paper Distresser and  Antique Linen DI on edges of paper
  •          Off-cuts of Kraft card previously embossed with C’bug Distressed Stripes Folder and punched with MS Cherish border punch
  •          Gold Mirror Card Candy

 And a couple of close-ups :)

So, pretty simple really but I’m quite pleased with how it came together :) I have to say, it’s much easier to come up with a satisfactory male card design with so many more CAS-influenced ideas in my head!! :)

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges: Paper Sundaes - #57 Masculine Colours :) ; PaperPlay – Add Shine (my shiny card candy) :) 

I made the second card for the order on Tuesday so will show you that soon- though I’m hoping I’ll have some more time to play and create something for this week’s Less Is More so that might have to be posted first if I do!! :) Thanks again to all those lovely people who’ve popped by and left comments or become followers!! :)



Vicky said...

Just perfect Rachel, very elegant and I love the muted tones to the dp's :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Vicky Hayes said...

I like the simplicity of the design and of the colour scheme. The argyle paper and the gold embossing are great details.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Racheal saw your work on the Dcraft site and popped over . I love your beautiful art you have a great eye for colour and love the simplicity ( well I know it's not simple but you know what I mean) everything has a beautiful aura about it . Marie

coops said...

fantastic male card rachel.i love the sepia tones and fab papers.
really stylish card hun :D

xx coops xx


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