Saturday, 6 March 2010

Allsorts 4 Men

Hello everyone, hope you are ready for the weekend and hopefully with time for crafting and to set you on your way we have a new challenge at Allsorts which is hosted this week by Kirsten who would would like to see "Cards 4 Men".

My card is quite a quick and simple one using Penny Black 2827K Song Bird, stamped with versafine back and embossed with detail clear onto linen cardstock which was cut on Cricut Storybook. I added a little watercolour to the image and added a gem for the eye. The branch is cut with a Sizzix die through the Big Shot and the sentiment is from an unmounted sentiment set from Rubber Tapestry. I 'think' the DP is My Minds Eye, but it was a scrap in my stash and the name already gone.

35 comments:

pinky said...

I love it Brenda, and stamping onto that paper has added to the lovely effect. Would you believe I just posted 3 mens cards yesterday lol. Back to the drawing board! I just received an order from Sir Stampalot which I only ordered yesterday...how did they do that, magical fairies working for them!!! Unbelievable service. Hugs
Pinky

Clare said...

Hi Brenda,
A great "man" card. I love the PB non-cute stamps - I wish I could have them all!!
Have a great weekend.
I'm hoping to get into my craft room to play with some new inks and applicators.
Clare x

Marion said...

Great card for the menfolk. Like the style of this.
Marion

Sally H said...

Fabulous card, Brenda! I love it. I was so ready for this weekend! I'm going to try and clear my workspace a bit before I start crafting though, as it is a bombsite!

Kirsten said...

Hi Brenda

fabulous male card great image and i love the sizzix die cut...x

Thanks for making such a wonderful card for my challenge hugs kirsten...x

chris said...

Good Morning Brenda I bet you have been up hours,me only just got up how bad is that.

your manly card is good and manly... I like it very much.
have a super weekend lots of love chris xx

Dora said...

Very nice.. just been to check out the challenge at Allsorts and was really pleased that it's for Men this time 'cos I do find it quite difficult to create a men's card too and I really need lots of inspirations... Hugs xxx

Tracy said...

Wow the linen card stock gives such a fab effect with the stamping, especially on this type of card. Great creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful, great to see your interpretation of that stamp the flashes of colour are inspired. Simply another wonderful card and perfect for a chap.

Sheng said...

This card is so cute. I love how the bird turned out. He looks almost real.

Mummylade said...

that stamp is absolutely fantastic!

Kahvinpapu said...

So elegant card for men -perfect!
Have great weekend!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow thats a gorgeous card really suitable for anyone and very stylish. Love the colour scheme as well. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

SannaS said...

WOW!! Brilliant card! So elegant! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Merry said...

Beautiful Brenda......love the swirly writing on the sentiment.

Babs said...

Hi Brenda, love the colour, the card is very masculine, love it.
Babs x

Lynda said...

So perfect - gorgeous image too.

Love Lynda xxx

KarenB said...

That song bird image is so elegant - lovely on the linen cardstock too. Beautiful work.

lisa said...

Great card for a man, Brenda and a bit different from the usual car or sport theme.
Hope you are having a good weekend.

Lisax

Claire said...

Such an effective card, those flashes of colour on the bird and leaves really bring it to life
Claire xx

Diane said...

Perfect man card Brenda! That is one card I have a hard time with so maybe I should play these men challenges!!!

Claude said...

Very nice, masculine card!

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! It's so hard to do "man" cards, but your's is just perfect--love it!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. Lovely bird stamp and great colour for the men too.
xx

Penni said...

A lovely card. Very stylish.
Hugs
Penni
X

Pretty-In-Ink said...

What a great guy card! love the fabulous stamp!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh this is great Brenda I adore that image and the added leaf swirl the bp is gorgeous what a brilliant card for a man or woman lol.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Shirley N said...

Thanks for the great inspiration. Great card for a man!

Kathy said...

I love black and white, its very sophisticated.

Lynne K said...

Love it, Brenda. Quick and simple maybe, but very effective. x

Crafty Lou said...

Hi! B, such a fab card and like the image/simple is so nice.See you soon,Lou.xx

Myzdamena's World said...

I always find it difficult to make cards for men and usually resort to 'any car' or 'sport' lol

This card looks excellent and contains neither...

G xxx

Leah the Orange said...

wow, what a great card, Brenda! i absolutely love the "sketchy" birds and the mono colour scheme is perfect for a gentleman. :)

Violets Corner said...

The stamp is so beautiful! Love the way you coloured it Brenda! The branch fits in perfectly. It´s a very elegant card.

Hugs
Maarit

craftimamma said...

Classy and absolutely elegant! Love it!

Lesley Xx