6.07.2011

HSS Masculine Theme Challenge #70

I have to admit that I struggle a bit when it comes to masculine cards, so I was a bit apprehensive when I saw this weeks challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments...


Last week I met with some incredibly talented fellow demos and one of the cards we made was this one that was perfect for the challenge. Aren't the clouds neat? I have seen this accent so many times and thought it was too intimidating to try, but it was so easy and MADE the card. I am definitely going to include it more often to landscape cards.


To create the clouds, you simply cut a thin small piece of plastic or acetate in the shape of a scallop. Lay the plastic down and with a sponge, lightly sponge around the trim. Move over slightly and repeat moving your way up to the top of the card stock. I absolutely LOVE the effect it gives the scene.  Come join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments with ANY masculine project this week! I'd love to see what you make for the special men in your life.

I am also entering this card at Crazy Challenge, Come and Get It, Creative Inspirations, CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS, Daisy Doodle Creative Challenge, Easy Craft Projects, Freshly Brewed Challenge, Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge, Lexi's Creations,  Simply Create, Bearly Mine, Ladybug Crafts, Bows and Berries, Woodware USA, Here Come the Boys, The Stamp Man, Whimsie Doodles, Crafting for All Seasons, Sisterhood of Crafters, The Paper Variety, and Stampin' Royalty. All of which are holding masculine/Father's Day/men in your life card challenges.

Paper: Not Quite Navy {101722}, Whisper White {100730} Nautical Expedition DSP {122343}, Cherry Cobbler {119685}
Stamps: Sail Away {123013}
Ink: Basic Black {101179}, Not Quite Navy {103008}
Tools: Big Shot {113439}, Clear Circle Bigz Clear Dies {114533}, Sponges {101610}, Modern Label Punch {119849}, Word Window Punch {119857}, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig {101049}
Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler/White Bakers Twine {123125}

30 comments:

stampinbygenny said...

Love, Love, Love the sky background. It's perfect with the sail boat image. Great masculine card.

stampinbygenny said...

Love, Love, Love the sky background. It's perfect with the sail boat image. Great masculine card.

inkedx2 said...

Love this Shannon! I did not get this stamp and I have been amazed at all the beautiful cards I have seen using it.

Robbie

Hristovica said...

Great male card with the scent of summer and sea. Thank you for participating in this week's challenge at The Crazy Challenge. Hugs

Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

Hmmm I'm loving that sailboat image! Where is that from? Excellent Card Shannon, thank you for joining in the fun at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

Leslie McGhee said...

What a lovely card. The nautical theme is so nice for Father's Day. Thank you for coming to play at the Come and Get it Challenge Blog.

darling Ho said...

Wow! This is so cool! I love it.
Thanks for sharing it.:) ~darling Ho~CCH-DT,SC-DT

Gill McCall said...

Such a lovely card - thanks for playing along with us this week at B&B

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Shannon: your card is so pretty. I too love making clouds this way and it DOES add so much to projects. Glad you joined us at Simply Cready for this challenge

Diane
Simply Create Design Team
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

XXOO AMY said...

wow! beautiful! thanks for sharing it with us at TPV!

laney said...

Fabulous card hun!! I love the sky too!! lovely work!!
Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this time would love to see you play with us again
hugs
laney

Glenda Atkins said...

Wow, this card is beautiful with the clouds (fab.job)and the sailboat. Wonderful masculine card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Lexi's Creations this week.

Crafteezee said...

Great male card. Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly Mine. Hugs Tracy x

Katherine said...

Gorgeous! Perfect masculine card and I love your sky. Thanks for playing along with us at Simply Create!
Hugs,
Katherine xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine ……..
Hugs
Judith

Lizy said...

This is fab! Thanks for the cloud tips too...very useful! :)
Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons and don't forget to check out our Blog Candy Giveaways!
Lizy DT x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Wonderful Father's Day card!! Thank you so much for playing along with this weeks Whimsie Wednesday Challenge!!
Sheri-WD DT

Kerry said...

Fantastic Father's Day card Shannon...the sky background you created is fantastic. Thanks for joining in the fun at LCI this week xx

Jacqueline said...

Great Masculine cards - sailboats are great for masculine cards. Thanks for playing along at Daisy Doodles –
Hugs. Jacqueline

Rhonda said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles.

Hands On said...

great card. wonderful colours, stamp and layout. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty.

Aunty Sue said...

great card thanks for joining Creative this week

Lisa B said...

Great card .. very classy and sweet.

Thanks for playing along with our Father's Day/Special Man challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters...Hope to see you soon!

li-bee-ti said...

Adorable! Beautiful stamp and your coloring is perfect.
Thank you for playing with us at Simply Create.

Neil said...

Hi there, lovely card, thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Love the clouds.

Sammibug said...

Beautiful card. Love the color combo and the use of the twine. Thanks for sharing with us in our "masculine" challenge at Daisy Doodles. --Sammibug, June Guest Designer.

Scrapaddict said...

Beautiful. TFS the cloud technique, I will have to try it. Thanks for playing Simply Create this week!

bosenberries said...

Thanks so much for playing in Bows and Berries Masuline challenge!! Robin

tiggertastic said...

fantastic make, lovely colouring skills


Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Heather said...

This is a stunning card. I love the sky bg.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges month long challenge for June: For the Guys

Have a wonderful day
Heather Dennis
www.freshbreweddesigns.com