Monday, February 18, 2013

Masculine for Unity

I decided to play with the challenge over at Unity again but this time simply using the sketch as my inspiration and also focusing on a masculine card.  You can find all the details about the challenge HERE.

And here is the card I made.  I did flip the sketch around and went very CAS in this design.


Paper: cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Black Soot distress ink; Adirondack "Denim" dye ink
Stamps: Unity February 2013 KOM
Other: white EP; clear EP; pop dots


They have this awesome woodgrain background stamp in the kit which I love, it's quite rustic and realistic so I used it and stamped it twice on my card base to set the tone for a masculine card. I embossed it with white embossing powder on some Rustic White cardstock from PTI.

I then stamped the banner with another stamp in the kit.  The ink bottle is stamped in Black Soot and clear embossed, trimmed and adhered with dimensional tape.

I'm not sure how many entries one can submit as it wasn't mentioned on the Unity blog, but it doesn't matter, I really enjoyed making this card.

We had a great start to the day with a beautiful run through the park in the mist and coming out in full sunshine on the other side.  Wishing you also enjoy a great beginning to your day!

18 comments:

joy said...

Fab masculine card, Brenda! Very CAS but perfect for a guy.

Laurie said...

So many wonderful ideas in this card! I can't wait to try them out, I think the tone-on-tone background stamping/embossing will be first! Thanks and beautiful, masculine card!!

Lisa said...

This is such a cool card, B! Love the woodgrain and especially that little ink pot! :)

Angela Magnuson said...

OH WOW - THIS is adorable - I kept putting that border in the kit then taking it out then putting it in - and then Angie sent in the INK STAMP and the border was necessary - you used just how i IMAGINED - this is STUNNING! :) Thanks for participating!

Angie Blom said...

Brenda!! I so love this!! Perfect card for this challenge!! Thanks for participating in the Unity be inspired challenge!!

Robin K. said...

Awesome "manly" card Brenda! I really love the tone on tone woodgrain on the base card!

Gaylynn said...

This is stunning. We can't forget about the guys, now can we? lol Wonderful artwork!!

joslyn said...

Striking! Love the black and white.

Nat said...

lovin this one, it has a wonderful vintage feel!! :)Unity has some great stamps and this set is awesome!!

Cindy C. said...

Handsome card Brenda!

Lisa H. said...

what a cool card. love the masculine take on this. thanks for playing along.

Dawn Turley said...

Lovely card Brenda, The background looks great when I went in for a close up look. Gives great texture with little bulk.

Maureen Morton said...

What a wonderful guy card, Brenda! Love that woodgrain - perfect background. This is so well-balanced and elegant.

Stella said...

CAS at its best; and perfect for a asculine card. Love that ink pot!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wonderful design, Brenda! I love the ink bottle against the harlequin!

sheila said...

wow Brenda...great masculine card. I find those so hard to do but you really rocked it. And the white embossing on white really looks great.

alexandra s.m. said...

Yeah! Such a beautiful and cool card Brenda!
TFS~

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wonderful masculine card. Love the design and the white/black card. Very charming indeed.