Monday, June 21, 2010

Masculine Color Challenge - Day 2

The ultra-sweet and mega-talented Betsy Veldman is issuing another challenge on her blog, this time incorporating a specific color palette to be used with a masculine card theme.  Are you up for it?  I am!!

Here's the color palette I selected for my starting point:
And here's what I came up with:
When I saw the color palette I immediately thought of a clean/graphic design so I grabbed some of my favorite goodies, including Stampin' Up and Papertrey Ink cardstock, along with Papertrey's Say it with Style stamp set that I just love. The tag punch is one of my first purchases when I began scrapbooking and I paired it with the newer Fiskars bracket border punch.  I thought the woodgrain embossing plate met the masculine theme along with a silver eyelet and some up-cycled clear stars which I die cut myself. Heidi Swapp chipboard letters completed the card.

I had so much fun with this color selection and challenge!


colleenk said...

Great card! Great color combination! I really like how the wood texture plate adds to the manlyness (is that a word? spelled wrong??)of it.! :-)

Marie O said...

There definately is beauty in simplicity..this card is great.

Jane said...

Awesome card! love it!

Betsy V said...

Carla, this card is simply amazing! Every little detail is just perfect. Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge!

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Betsy Veldman

Susan said...

Love this card!! Who makes/where can I find a wood grain embossing folder? This one looks too 'clean' to be a Tim Holtz.

colleenk: Yes, it is a word, spelled manliness.


Carla G. said...

Hi Susan, you can purchase the woodgrain embossing plate from Papertrey Ink. They also carry a terrific clear woodgrain stamp set. Thanks for the sweet comments.

mimijudy1975 said...

this is a great card for a dad. I love your bright colors.
Carla, could you please tell me where you were able to purchase the new Fiskars Bracket Border punch.I have looked at so many websites and haven't had any luck. I live only about 15 minutes away from Archiver's,but they don't have it either. I would so appreciate it if you could help. Thanks so much. Judy Hayes