I used this week's sketch at Clean and Simple Stamping to create the first card. This is what the sketch looks like (left) and this is what I came up with (below):
I kept the card neutral with just a flash of colour provided by the strip of designer paper and the sentiment. The stamping above the paper strip is from another free Sale-a-bration set, Fresh Vintage, and I chose it for the tyre mark effect!
One of the things Stampin' Up does brilliantly is coordinate colours, so I could easily have chosen to mat my image in the Pumpkin Pie of the designer paper. Instead I chose to go a shade deeper with Cajun Craze to add a bit of depth - it's a good trick!
I love this motorcycle image, particularly when it's stamped off the edge of a panel like this. I opted to leave it uncoloured to give the designer paper and sentiment more impact.
The sentiment is a combination of various elements from three different stamps. I love doing this and it's so easy with my stamp-a-majig. It also means I have an endless supply of unique sentiments!
Here's another clean and simple masculine card I made using the same designer paper - using it as the focal part of the design this time.
The edges of my Cajun Craze strip are pierced using my mat pack and piercing tool and I like the way it coordinates with the little holes created by placing my Postage Stamp punched squares side by side. I decorated the centres of the pattern on the designer paper with Pumpkin Pie brads...
... adding in a sentiment tag to the one on the left. So there we are - and who'd have thought that a paper pack named Everyday Enchantment would have been so useful for male cards?!
I notice that The Paper Players are asking for CAS masculine cards, so I shall enter these cards into that challenge.
Supplies needed for these cards:
Stamps: Motorcycle, Fresh Vintage (free Sale-a-bration), Petite Pairs, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess)
Ink: Early Espresso
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Cajun Craze
Other: Markers, Everyday Enchantment designer paper (free Sale-a-bration), stamp-a-majig
THANKS TAG CARD
Stamps: Thank You Kindly
Ink: Whisper White craft ink