Sunday, 13 January 2013

Simply Masculine

Good morning!

It's a chilly one! Thermometer reads -18 deg C this morning. Brrr! In looking at the Sunday forecast for St. Catharines, Ontario (my hometown), they are having spring-like temperatures! Really missing home right now... Although, I shouldn't really complain. We have had a pretty mild winter for the most part.

As I was crafting last night, I decided to combine two different challenges -- The Colour Q challenge and the Retro Sketches challenge.

In looking at the inspirational photo and colour combos, I right away thought 'masculine'. And the sketch, being quite clean and simple, made it easy to come up with a design. Here's my card:

I used Natural Composition DSP for the card base. This designer paper is a great collection - each sheet has an embossed pattern on it and the paper is a little thicker than other designer paper, almost like cardstock. I thought it would be perfect to add a bit of texture to this simple card design.

At first, I wasn't too sure I liked how it turned out. Maybe it's because it is so simple. (I like using lots of layers on my cards). But, every once in a while, simplicity is a nice change. :)

Card Ingredients:

Stamps: Loved Ones
Paper: Natural Composition DSP, Night of Navy, Basic Gray, Summer Smooches DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Framelits Die, Daffodil Delight button, Linen Thread, Rhinestones

Thanks for looking! Have a blessed Sunday! 


  1. A perfect man-card! I really like the twine and button accent! Thanks for joining us at retro sketches!

  2. Nice use of daffodil delight on a masculine card, it sure is a nice change from blues, browns and greens! Looks great!

  3. pretty!! love the triangles and the inside so professionally lined!! thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!

  4. Charissa, this is gorgeous! Love the colors and your stamping! And the twine & button - so awesome! Thank you so much for joining us this week at RetroSketches!