Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Waltzing Mouse May Blog Waltz


Hi Everyone!  Today, I'm participating in the Waltzing Mouse Blog Waltz.  It's my first time and I'm really excited to share with you the theme for this month's waltz, i.e. Masculine cards.

Like most, I seldom make masculine cards simply because it's easier to make girly ones.  So, this was a fun challenge for me.  I decided to make a simple card with a masculine patterned paper, which is manageable for me (LOL!).  Here's my card:


Closer look at the card
I used a paper from BasicGrey's fun collection,Oliver, added some piercing all around the edge of the paper and used pop dots to adhere it to the card base.  Then, I drew some faux stitching (because I can't manage my sewing machine ;)) all around the the cardbase with a white gel pen.

The stamped image was created from two stamp sets : Vintage Label 4 (frame) and Roses in Bloom (sentiment).  I added some Antique Linen distress inks to the frame and three dots of Enamel Accents in black and finished it with some faux stitching in black.

What do you think?  Did I do alright?

Thank YOU for stopping by.  I hope you will have lots of fun and inspiration with the blog waltz!

Blessings,





p.s. I just added a new gadget for followers at the side. It's a new thing for me, so I'd be so thrilled if you like what I create & would like to follow my journey. Thank you ;)


Stamps : Waltzing Mouse Vintage Label 4, Roses in Bloom
Paper : BasicGrey Oliver, GKD PL cardstock Chocolate Brown
Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Distress Ink Antique Linen
Other : Spellbinders Labels 4, Ranger's Enamel Accents (black), Copic Multiliner 0.3, Sakura white gel pen

19 comments:

MaxineD said...

Great card Kary - I too find masculine cards difficult, and you have done well with this one!
Blessings
Maxine

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

I so agree with you - and the same with presents - so much easier for girls. But you rock this -your card couldn't be more masculine PERFECT! GREAT design!

Debgem said...

HI Kary - yes I think you did it right!! Love the paper you've used. It's a super guy card!

Polly Pierce said...

Oh yes! This is gorgeous for any guy, love the paper and the use of the sentiment, not least because it came from the Roses in Bloom set!!!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is wonderful Kary. Great masculine colors and patterns. This sentiment is perfect for that guy in your life. Nicely done!

Julia Aston said...

So happy you joined the hop today Kary! love the papers you used with your great label sentiment!

Karen B. said...

I think that it is great that you used a sentiment from Roses in Bloom on a Masculine card! It looks so wonderful there!

Inkyfingers said...

Way to go on your first Waltz Kary. I love your card and that design paper is a really good choice. Love the sentiment panel.
Hugs
Carol x

Cassie_lu said...

brilliant card

Joanne Gilch said...

You did great and I am following your journey. Your card is wonderful and the faux stitching is lovely.
Get your machine out and practice on some scraps of paper...you will love it once you get the 'stitch' of it.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Nice thoughtful masculine card Kary Lim, great job.

Lee said...

You did a great job with this masculine card.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love the papers and the fabulous focus on the sentiment!! This card is so warm and charming!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Great job!! I love the papers you used and that sentiment makes my heart melt! Well done!

Cyndie said...

You definitely did all right! This is a perfect card! Lots of color and texture, and I love the sentiment you chose for this card.

LaurieJ said...

Your card is fantastic! I love your choice of papers and the faux stitching that you created.

Christine Ang said...

I can't believe you drew the faux stitching - they are all so evenly drawn. Good idea for a 'man' card. Like you, I too don't know how to make a man card and I always end up sending a girlie card instead :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Very pretty, Kary! The frame is gorgeous! And I couldn't tell it wasn't real sewing lines! Looks perfect!
Hugs, Wendy

snowbear said...

Nice card.. good job.