Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Man!




Have you had a look at the fab colors on the menu at The Play Date Cafe? They have on offer a very cool serve of Charcoal, Ash, and Butter.    Love this trio of colors.  Needless to say, it was light work to whip up this masculine birthday card with such a spunky color combo.  Seeing that I am still crushing hard on Watzingmouse's Plaid building stamps (Pic-nic Patterns and Offbeat Backgrounds) it was a "no brainer" to go with them.  Masculine Motifs from Papertrey Ink is another of my go to sets when it comes to a bit of butch beauty.  So those "good ones" paired with Waltzingmouse Stamps Vintage Labels 18, and the Tim Holtz Texture Fade in Burlap on the Soft Stone cardstock (from Papertrey Ink), some crazed pinking shear action on the plaid layer, a few licks of ash colored acrylic paint to the card's edges,  some guy ribbon, and that was this bad boy done. No fuss no muss.

Thanks so much for popping by.  Here's to a fantastic day!

17 comments:

carol (krillsister) said...

This card is perfect for a man with the great color combinations. Love that plaid with the pinking around the edge. It really makes the card.

Karen C. said...

Oh this is so cool. It's always so hard to make masculine cards that look unique. I love the fabric background and the frames are amazing. You really made a fantastic card for a birthday guy!!

Leah said...

Absolute yumminess...the pinking edge, the layered die cuts and your background stamping is wonderful. You nailed the color combo...love it! :)

Denise said...

Yowza! The grubby plaid is FABULOUS! I can call it grubby because we're friends and we both know "grubby" is a good thing. LOVE it! Hope you are well sweet friend... thanks for joining us in the Cafe! :)

Joyce said...

What a wonderful man card. I have those WM stamps coming to me, and I want to do exactly this. I love your background of subtle trees.

Cindy said...

What a great card. That color combination is one I don't use often but every time I see it I melt. Beautiful!

Marybeth said...

Wonderful guy card, with guy ribbon :) Great take on the challenge. I love the WMS stamps you used too. I made two small orders,cant wait to be able to play along. Have a good weekend Jen!

Gladys said...

Love how you stamp the tree inside the sentiment! :)

Cassi said...

i adore this color combo and of course those labels, great card!

Deb said...

You make this card sound so simple, yet it has so much. What a fabuloso masculine card!!!

Cathy Weber said...

I love those pinked edges you added to that great stamped plaid background Jen, the trees on the focal point is a great image to use for a masculine card.

Patrice said...

Fabulous card...hope you'll link up with me at 52 Card Pickup!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/03/52-card-pickup-week-10.html

Colleen Dietrich said...

Jen, Jen, Jen -- this is like one of the best masculine cards I've ever seen!! You put together a handsome assortment of images/shapes. I must save a link to this photo and CASE / semi-CASE sometime.

Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

cards by cara said...

This is gorgeous! Great layout and colour combo!!

Jinny Newlin said...

What an absolutely fantastic, guy card! Wow! You're making me look at these colors in a whole new light! LOVE! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Ruby said...

Just beautiful! I love how you've done the delicate stamping on the centre of the label! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Great card! I love your take on the colors. Congrats on your honorable mention on the Play Date Cafe!