Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Color Challenge Perfect for Guy Cards

There's a fun color challenge to try over at Create With Connie and Mary, CCMC SUM01.  For my card today I have used the fun and fresh Travel Log stamp set.  I definitely was going for a more masculine look as the colors for the challenge are perfect for guys.  I had my husbands birthday in mind when I was making this.  At first I had an "h" and a "b" but they were just not working, so I tossed them aside and just included the "2 u" for a more is less approach.  Take a close look at those letters which are cut from heavy window sheets and then sanded to create a frosted appearance.  I lined each letter with a piece of cardstock too to help the letter stand out.  The side panel of circles feels so cool.  Each circle was punched using the 1/2"' Circle Punch and then is raised with a single dimensional.  This card is way textural and super fun in person.  It has a grunge-shabby guy look.
You can see lots more fabulous stuff at Create with Connie and Mary's site today.  We have had an AMAZING first week over at "Create" and so you know we have challenges on Saturday for our subscribers.  When they participate they are entered to win one of two $75 gift certificates, or one of two FREE subscriptions to Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition.  That could be YOU! 

All Supplies are from Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Travel Log
Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, and Basic Gray Classic Pads, Versamark
Papers:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, and Basic Gray cardstocks, Neutrals DSP Stack
Accessories: Silver EP, 1/2" Circle Punch, Silver Shimmer Spritz, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Brads, Simple Alphabet Bigz L Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals (lots)


  1. Love It! Especially loving the Gasoline Grunge - I'm totally going to have to CASE that!

  2. Wow that looks like some work! Love how it turned out.

  3. Wowee! I love this Elizabeth, I bet it is really great in person with all of those textures!