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:

  1. 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 .

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  2. 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

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

    -Wenche

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  4. 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}}}

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

    Tammylee
    May Guest Designer

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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

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  9. 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

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

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

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D