Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Masculine Blues

Welcome to my blog, and thank you for visiting.
Yes, I am back again -and I have gone masculine, again - it's starting to look like a theme, but I have a lot of men with birthdays around this time of year.
This card started with the sentiment, (from Our Daily Bread Designs - Scripture Collection 2 set) which I had already stamped on light grey card, silver embossed and then sponged over with dark gray ink to try and make it more defined.  
Initially this had been intended for a totally different card and was discarded - as was the sentiment and ribbon, which I found in my 'discard' box.

The main panel was mounted on a silver scalloped oval, the silver cord added, and then mounted on the blue which I had embossed with the cuttlebug argyle folder.
The sentiment is one from a local firm who are responsible for this stamping addiction - Kiwistamping

I finished the card with two more lengths of cord across the bottom of the card and a few clear rhinestones, and mounted everything on the black base card.

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Thanks for visiting today, and may your day be blessed.

11 comments:

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Maxine . Love that embossing folder , have used mine many times .Beautiful sentiment and I love the bottom tag and ribbon .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Grace said...

Hi Maxine! Oh your card is beautiful! I LOVE this verse! What a comfort it is!!! Love your texture and the cording is the perfect embellishment for a guy card! Hope you are doing well my friend!!!
hugs,
Grace

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us over at Cards for Men.

-Wenche

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - this is fabulous! I love the colours and the texture the embossing has added! The cord is a great touch! Beautifull framed verse and wonderful card my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Tammylee said...

Very nice! Thanks for entering the challenge this week at There's Magic In The Air!

Tammylee
May Guest Designer

Mary J said...

Great card, Maxine! I find male adult cards so hard to do but you've given me some ideas for my dad's birthday card - thank you!

Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Alison said...

Great verse and I love the embossing! Thanks for playing along with our 'Someone Special' challenge at Cards for Men and good luck!
Hugs, Alison x

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Beautiful card Maxine! Love the sentiment and the chain added such great accent to your masculine card.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful verse Maxine!! Your cording and the embossing are perfect!! Great masculine card!! Thanks for joining Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge this week!
blessings,
Chris

~amy~ said...

Lovely work! Great job on the sketch...Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

Stampin Lucy said...

very pretty and versatile cards. thanks for joining our embossing challenge at There's Magic in the Air.