Sunday, February 19, 2012

Clean and Simple Masculine-Themed card challenge

When I saw this challenge from the Paper Players to make a masculine card I decided to try making one using some of the chipboard  from my stash.  The Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog has a fun stamp called Packed for Dad  (#125432).  I found a piece of chipboard with 4 open circles and I decided it would be perfect for this kind of card.  
The chipboard was covered with a piece of paper from the Twitterpated dsp (#125406), also featured in the Occasions mini catalog.  The other colors of paper on the card are Certainly Celery, Cajun Craze, and Whisper White.
The sentiment is from the Friendly Phrases stamp set (#126151, clear mount).
The four  images were inked with black marker and stamped on white card stock, then punched with a 1" circle punch. They were colored with markers and an aqua painter.
Other supplies include clear acrylic block D (#118465), a glimmer brad, paper piercer and word window punch.
Inside, the Cajun Craze and Whisper White were repeated. A border was stamped on a 3/4" wide strip of Certainly Celery card stock.  A Stamp-a-ma-jig was used to stamp the border.  There is still plenty of room to write a personal message to the recipient.
This card is 5" square.
 I was happy to be able to use some of my chipboard and also enter this challenge.
 Please stop by the Paper Players and see the other masculine-themed cards that have been designed for this challenge. 
Thanks for taking time to look at my creative efforts!


LeAnne said...

Well, this is one really cool card! I love that you isolated each little image and highlighted it in the circular frame! Very clever! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Nance Leedy said...

What a clever use of this stamp set and I love all those circles! GREAT guy card! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! This is so clever! I love the depth! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

What a fun card! I love the dimension of the circles and the tilted front panel. Such a creative way to use that stamp set, too. All around fantastic card for guys of any age. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Lesley said...

This is very cool and creative! What a great idea to create frames for the images! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I thought this must have been a sketch card ... but no ... all yours! How fabulous is the design! Hugs xxx

Mickey Roberts said...

Love it, Diane! What a great way to use up the chipboard frames.