Monday, August 20, 2012

Masculine (Kinda) Play Date

Hello Crafty Peeps!

How was your weekend? We actually had pretty good weather here, minus one short lived storm yesterday. I worked all weekend and we were a bit busy (insert stolen vehicle pursuit here) but everyone made it through okay :) Despite the rambunctious criminals I did manage to find some time to craft!

So before I share my card using this week's Play Date Cafe colors I would just like to say thank you to the whole PDCC team! You see, the card I entered last week won The Cup of the Week and now I have $25.00 to spend at Simon Says Stamp! *SQUEEEL!!!* Thank you guys so much for choosing me as the Cup of the Week :) There are so many talented people who along with this challenge and I'm so honored.

Okay, okay, enough mushy stuff. Moving on to this week's colors at The Play Date Cafe, which are
Burnt Sienna, Mustard, and Slate. 

I did not intend to make a masculine (kinda) card but now that it's done I feel like it is (mostly).

I started by cutting strips of orange and yellow to 1/4in. I adhered them to create a diagonal pattern on a piece of gray card stock. The gray is cut just slightly smaller than my card front. 
I wanted to add something else to bring attention to the sentiment but was really hesitant to do so because it was already so busy. Versamark to the rescue, ha! I stamped the plano stamp from Hero Arts just off the edge using Versamark. It's kind of hard too see so I took a close up

I rounded opposite corners before adhering the gray piece to my card base. After that I just added my sentiment banner and some gray twine from doodlebug. 

What do you think? Masculine or no? (minus the bow of course hehehe)

Thanks for stopping in! I hope your Monday is as good as a Monday can be :)


  1. perfection! i love everything about this card!!

  2. Brilliant and yes Kinda Perfect for a man. or Teen! love it xx

  3. What a great card - great design with your paper strips!

  4. I'm glad the criminals could let up so you could craft :P and I totally think the card is masculine-just make a knot instead of a bow! Love the design! Do you think your pink/yellow/orange ink pads will survive a benched spell??

  5. Really love the stripes! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

  6. Love this. so rich in color. Thanks for your visit and sweet luv. Hugs

  7. Definitely a well-deserved win last week. :) Your card is uber-cool. What great angles! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!