Sunday, August 14, 2011

SSSC#130/PDCC#94 - The Best is Yet to come!

It's time for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #130!  For my card I created a birthday card for my husband who's birthday is next month (I told him not to look at today's post).  
I'm not very good at masculine cards they always seem to be a struggle for me but I gave it a good shot.  I ended up flipping Karen's sketch on it's side and used the sharp looking colors from The Playdate Cafe Challenge #94.  I started out with an early espresso cardstock base and some My Mind's Eye designer paper then added to that some ribbon, twine and a button.  The stamp set I used is the PTI Big Birthday Wishes set with the coordinating number dies, I embossed my so saffron cardstock that I used for the numbers with the wood grain impression plate then adhered them to the chip board numbers I had cut out.  The not quite navy back ground circle that the numbers are on was embossed as well using a herringbone embossing folder.


To play along create a card using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch, then go to Karen’s blog The Sweetest Thing and link your card so we can all see your creation! 

Be sure to visit each of the Sweet Sunday Stampers below for more samples using this week’s sketch!

Karen Motz: Paper Playhouse is sitting out this week but stop by her blog to give her some love.
Sarah-Jane Kale': Janeybell
Vicki Burdick: It's a Stamp Thing
Karen Giron: The Sweetest Thing

Thanks for stopping by and take care!

21 comments:

Karen Giron said...

I really, REALLY love this sketch flipped on its side - this is amazing! You'd never know you struggle with masculine cards, 'cause this is perfect!

Dawn Easton said...

Lynn, I love that you flipped the sketch! Those big numbers are awesome too! Fabulous creation!

Vicki Stys said...

Don't you just love those number dies from Papertrey?!? They're perfect for so many occasions. Wonderful job on your masculine card... love all the details, as always!

Dana White said...

FIrst LOVE that you flipped the sketch!! LOVE this I must go and look at those dies....

Vicki B. said...

Love this, the colors are perfect and love the sketch flipped on it's side!!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is AWESOME! Love it! I struggle with masculine cards too. I think this is a perfect masculine card!!! Great colors and awesome take on the sketch challenge!

Debbie aka swldebbie said...

Great card! I actually like the sketch turned sideways like this better than the original orientation.

Kristin said...

What a great card!! These colors are great and I love how you used them.

Kelly Schelske said...

Lynn this is fabulous! Love all the great elements!

Kim O'Connell said...

WHOA! This is a fantastic masculine card! Nice call on flipping the sketch! Looks great!

Marybeth said...

Great card ! I love all the patterns you used to make this masculine card. You always make something wonderful. I guess that is why we keep stopping by .

Debbie Gaydos said...

This is perfect! What a great masculine card. I love the color combo and the use of the number dies.

Lisa said...

Great card Lynn, love the BIG numbers and the sentiment!

Mad for Paper said...

Love, love, love this. Everything is just perfect. I especially like the herringbone embossing.
TFS
Ang

Jen said...

Killer guy card! The colors are dreamy and so earthy at the same time. The herringbone/tweed embossing is super fab! Well done.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh he is going to love it! Love the colors and the great design

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

This is a cool card! Love the giant numbers over the texture. Great idea for a man or a woman. That color combo is great and your take on it is fabulous. Have a good week Lynn!

Michele Gross said...

Really fantastic!! He's going to love it! So glad you played at The Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh! That patterned paper couldn't be more perfect for this color story! LOVE your design and those big, bold numbers! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Deanna Jean said...

Oh..I really like this. Great use of the colors...great guy card. We all know how hard those are to do. Love the 45 over the texture too.

Joyce said...

Such a great card. I love those numbers. I like how you've used patterns and textures, but nothing has become overwhelming or too busy.