Saturday, March 19, 2011

Less is More week 7 - Masculine

Today's card is for...you guessed it...the Less is More challenge to make a masculine card.  I woke up with a card in my head this morning, and was able to adapt it to this challenge.  I love it when that happens!  This card took less than 10 minutes to put together.  And I really love it when that happens!

I stamped the shadows of the wheat like I was stamping off the excess ink on scrap paper before I clean my stamp.  Really fast and with reckless abandon.  I think it gives a great effect.  Add a little twine and a square button, both masculine IMO, and you are done!

I used my Sakura clear glaze pen on the button, and I like it for several reasons.  First of all, it dries with a little texture to it and isn't super shiny.  Sometimes I prefer this look, especially on a masculine card.  Secondly, it dries super fast which translates to no waiting to finish your project.  Yea!

I added a couple tiny pieces of a dimensional under the button to give it stability.

Supplies:
Stamps - Stampabilities, PTI Birthday Basics
Paper - crumb cake, soft suede
Ink - Memento rich cocoa
Accessories - Baker's twine, buttons #5 Sizzlets, Big Shot, Sakura clear glaze pen, dimensionals


Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great weekend!

K

33 comments:

sharingthepassion said...

Great card. The shadow stamping is always so effective, love it.

Ali x

Chrissie said...

Super card Karen, maybe you're psychic knowing what card you were going to do for our challenge today... it certainly worked really well, I love the shadow stamping!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Laura said...

Gorgeous card! That shadow stamping is a great effect - I'll have to give it a try now, never tried before!

Kathyk said...

Really great card - love the shadow stamping and use of string/twine

Kathyk

Mandi said...

FAB card Karen, just love it
you could also enter this for Totally Papercrafts, Add a Button
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

VERY effective. Great male card.
Hugs, Sandra

Deb said...

beautiful card, love the double image stamping, great effect!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Lynne said...

Super card. Love the shadow stamping.
Lynne xxx

Debbie said...

Fab card! Looks like the wheat is moving...

Jo said...

Super card, brilliant stamping. Jo x

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card, fab stamping.

Stamps and Paper said...

What a fabulous card....


Anne

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Absolutely fabulous. Love the layout and your choice of colours. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

Caroline Hallett said...

shadow stamping is great - and love the tip on the buttons

Maja said...

Gorgeous card!

Kitty Kats Krafts said...

Fab card, love the stamping so clever!

Sam x

Suze Bain said...

super card Karen, love the stamping (and the button & twine!). x

Karen said...

Lovely card Karen (good name as well!!! lol). Great the way you've done the shadow stamping - it looks like there was a real breeze in the field.

Karen x

Rosemary said...

beautiful card! love the shadow stamping!

Doris said...

I just LOVE everything about this card--can't wait to CASE it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great use of the twine and button!

Cazro said...

I love this card, need to lift the idea. Caz.

Sue said...

I agree, the shadow stamping looks fab. A great card. Sue.x

Bonnie said...

I really like your waving wheat!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

excellent card!! love it :)

butlersabroad said...

Love this card Karen. I was thinking od shadow stamping too, but after I stamped my main image directly on to the card I chickened out in case I ruined it!

Hugs
Brenda

Linby said...

Great card-you really put the stamp to good use.
Linbyx

JeNjOy said...

Love the image and the colour.
great card.
jenjoy x

pickle said...

Oh this is super for a chap. your stamping is fab and the twine and button are the perfect finishing touches
Kerry x

Margaret said...

Fantastic card I just Love it
Hugs
Margaret

Suzi B said...

Love all of it!

shobana said...

Neat! Brilliant effect in the end with your random stamping! :)

Sylvie said...

Wonderful card
Hug Sylvie x