Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Quick Masculine card

Hi all.  It's been a rough week for me - I contacted some kind of a cold bug and my throat has been so sore I could hardly swallow for a couple of days, (good for the weight loss!) It's not as bad now but all I do is constantly cough - it gets very annoying and it hurts.  But enough about me, I will be fine eventually!:)

I thought I would share a card I whipped up in about 10 min! Yes seriously, I had my card order done for my co-worker then when I checked her list I realized I forgot about a card for her brother.  Darn! okay so I have about 45 min before I have to head to work so what am I going to do.  Started going through my stamps and I came across this image from Le Blanche.  Have you ever used their stamps?
They stamp very nice.

So to keep it masucline looking, I had to force myself to cut into a piece of textured wood grain paper that I purchased at Paper Pickle.  It's not cheap, buy hey, I bought it to use I told myself, so cut it!!
LOL.  I am such a paper hoarder, I really have to let go and use some of the gorgeous papers I have had for a years.

 I stamped the image using Memento Rich Cocoa directly onto the wood grain paper, then layered it onto a piece of dark chocolate c/s.  Out of some scrap paper I cut a fish tale flag for the corner, wrapped some textured ribbon around the image and taped on the back.  Now for the 2 half circles on the bottom left, well somehow, yes somehow I managed to get a smear of brown ink and of course I had to cover it up.  One  1/2 circle didn't look right so added another to balance it some. My card base is kraft, card size 5.5 x 4.25.
Finished off with a button and some twine.

There you have it a very quick and easy card.  I'm sure I will be making more of these.

Well, that's it for today.  Have yourself a wonderful day, and again thanks for stopping in and leaving me comments.  Love to read what you have to say.

Next up -..... a gorgeous wedding card.  Stay tuned.


Debbie said...

Great card Pauline. Masculine cards seem to be the hardest for me. Take care of yourself and hope you feel better soon.

CraftyViolet said...

Strep throat is going around. Another friend of mine had it and she too couldn't swallow for a few days even while on penicillin. Hope you continue to get better.
Funny thing - another friend of mine decided to give up paper crafting and gifted me with a humungous box of paper (yes I'm another paperholic) and other goodies - including the same stamp you just featured. I wasn't sure what I was going to use it for but thanks to this posting, now I know.

I like the two half circles two - balances out the top right perfectly.

Sasha said...

Your card looks fabulous, Pauline. Perfect for a guy!

Sorry you're not feeling well right now. I hope you soon start to feel much better x

Leslie Miller said...

Ouch, sorry about the sore throat and all, but glad to hear you're on the mend. It's that time of year, for sure. A lot of coworkers have had it, but so far so good for me, knock on my little wooden head. I haven't tried the Le Blanche stamps. They have them at our LSS and the images are beautiful. I've been so tempted and now I'm glad to hear your testimonial. I'll put one in my basket next trip. This looks fabulous on the awesome woodgrain paper! And the designer paper, ribbon, and button all match up with each other perfectly. Makes a great card for a guy. What is it with us paper hoarders? We should start a club. My problem is mostly that I have too much, but I also have a few pieces I'm hoarding, but I have no idea what for. Got to use those papers!