Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Red and Brown for Him - C4C77

Welcome once again, and thank you for visiting. 

I did not think I would be blogging again for a while, but as I live by the motto "have computer, will travel" I thought I would write up this entry while away from home for several days.
I had this card photographed and ready to go, so here it is.

The sketch challenge this week at Crazy 4 challenges really inspired me. I had a card to make for a man, so found it a great starting point.

The cad base I used is a lightly grey speckled cream card that I got from the local printer.  I used a metallic red fibrous 'stuff' for the left triangle - it has a real sheen to it IRL, but the camera does not pick it up particularly well.
Here is a close up shot of it, showing some of the sheen

The top triangle is cut from an old dictionary page - the dictionary was found at a garage sale by a wonderful friend!!  

The centre circle is white card on which I stamped a world map on using tea stain distressing ink and cut using a Spellbinders lacy circle, and then sponged with Adirondack Espresso ink.
The verse was  stamped and embossed in copper.

The sentiment was also stamped and embossed in copper, and distressed with the espresso ink.

The ribbon is a dark brown and the brads just gave it the finishing touch.

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Thanks for calling by - may your day be blessed.


  1. Great card! Your brads count as metal too, so you've an extra reason for entering this weeks challenge! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  2. What a fabulous card I love the simplicity of it very striking

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  3. Great design Maxine! Love the dp and the way you verse you used. Nice distressing too!

  4. Gorgeous, love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

  5. What a beautiful birthday card! Love your color combo! :)

  6. Fabulous card and love the embossed wording too. :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad

  7. A great card Maxine. I love the design and the way you have stamped and embossed the verse and sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Let's Ink It Up.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  8. Wonderful card, Maxine. Love the newsprint paper. Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft Your Passion, in our "anything goes" challenge.

  9. The wonderful verse is nicely embossed over the map.
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up embossing challenge.
    Sharon G.

  10. Maxine, I'm so thrilled that you combined the Sketch with an ODBD Bible Verse! Just beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us :)!!! Hugs ~S~

  11. What a great card, stunningly simple. Thanks for joining in with our Man's Card challenge at OLL this time. Good luck.
    Dawn x

  12. What a stunning card you have made here.Thanks for taking part in Ooh La La Creations Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Guest Designer for March/April for the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog xxx

  13. Wow Maxine - this is gorgeous! I love the embossing and the DP's you have used! What a great masculine card - and that scripture is perfect! I am loving seeing your cards again my friend!! Thank you for all of your comments and the wonderful support you are my friend! You and your family are in my prayers! {{{hugs}}}

  14. Awesome masculine card!!! Lovely *man* details and love that embossed lettering!! Thanks for joining Let's Ink It Up's embossing challenge!

    Tammy xox


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