Monday, February 1, 2010

Masculine Wish

It's my nephew's birthday tomorrow, and another nephew's on Sunday, so needed a couple of "masculine" cards. I seem to put off making masculine cards because I don't think they're that fun, but I ended up really liking them, thanks to some great sketch challenges out this week!
I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketches for this first one. I started by stamping up some diagonally striped paper onto kraft cardstock using the straight line from CTMH's Boutique Borders and the dotted line from Circle Around. Then I stamped the candle image from CTMH's Cupcake Sprinkles with Olive, Crystal Blue and Chocolate, and added the flame with Honey.

For this card I used the sketch #49 from Card Patterns. I realized while I was making it that I haven't particpated in a Card Patterns challenge in a while - gotta change that! they always have such fun and challenging sketches! It's kind of hard to see, but I also stamped some PTI Text Style onto the Dark Chocolate card base with Chocolate ink. It just gives it that subtle "extra".

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Stamps: CTMH (Cupcake Sprinkles, Card Commentary, Boutique Borders, Circle Around), PTI Background Basics: Text Style
Cardstock: CTMH Olive; PTI Dark Chocolate, Kraft and Rustic White
Inks: CTMH Olive, Crystal Blue, and Chocolate; Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Accessories: Making Memories Embroidery Floss, CTMH Cocoa Embossing Powder


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE your work!! You have a really great eye!

  2. Fabulous cards!! Those candles are awesome!! Great job with the sketch!


  3. Great masculine cards! The colors are perfect, and so are the candles and sentiment.

  4. Love them Karla, great takes on both sketches!

  5. Karla, I sooo love your work! These are great! Might have to attempt a lift... ;)

  6. Very beautiful, yet masculine. Love what you did with these!

  7. Karla these are fabulous! Simple and just gorgeous. Love the candles.