Wednesday, July 13, 2016

It's a Man's World

Hi, and welcome to another What If? Wednesday Challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This is the second challenge of the month, so that means it is Designer's Choice and this week, Shirley chose: It's a Man's World.  So, create something masculine and you can join in with our challenge; it's as easy as that!  This was perfect timing for me because we are going to celebrate our neighbor's 80th birthday this week.
I started out by stenciling the stripes on the left side of the base layer with a nice chocolate brown.  (I know, it looks black in the picture).  Then, on a slightly smaller layer, I stamped the compass rose image in the same dark brown, stamping off once first on scrap paper to lighten it up a bit.  Then I used SU!'s Creamy Caramel ink to stamp the metro map image and also sponged it on the edges to give it a more vintage look.  I masked and stamped the image so the words were side by side, sponged the edges of the sentiment panel with the caramel and matted it on dark brown card stock.  A single button and we're good to go.
I hope you get a chance to play along with us.  Stop by The House Blog for all the details and to see how the rest of the DT interpreted the challenge.  And if you NEED one of the stamps I used, there is a discount coupon off your ENTIRE order over on my left side bar.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Compass", "Metro Map" and "Birthday"
MFT "Diagonal Stripes" Stencil

Sweet Stamps--anything goes
Crafting With an Attitude--anything goes
Crafty Creations #319--CAS
ART Impressions #188--anything goes
Brown Sugar #206--monochrome
Addicted To CAS #92--stripes
Sweet Stampin--sentiment as the focus
Come And Get It--Make your own background (I made the stripes and the stamped background)
Fresh Brewed Designs--birthdays


Glittered Paws said...

OH how creative - love the map stamped over the compass - great man card.

Patti J said...

What a great card! I love how you used the map and compass - looks SO masculine! Way to go, dear friend!!!

Bunny said...

Nice masculine card. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Susan said...

What a perfect masculine card! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

Cheri Burry said...

Love the color tones of this stamp..... perfect for a gentleman! Thanks for playing along with us over at Art Impressions!

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful male card. Thank you for joining us over at Brown Sugar, we hope to see you next time.
Linda xxx
Brown Sugar DT


Fab male card - brilliant technique and finished result, I bet he loves it. It looks very professional.

Thank you for sharing your card in our 'Sentiment As Focus' challenge this week at Sweet Stampin’, and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Neva Zver said...

This is really pretty. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Barb Ghig said...

Really fabulous masculine card! I love the patterned papers with your diagonal stripes and the color palette is perfect for a guy! So happy you played along with us this week at Addicted to CAS! So happy you played along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Stunning! Love everything about this perfectly inked card! Fab entry for our ‘Sentiment As Focus’ challenge at Sweet Stampin’. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us this week. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin’ DT

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "make your own background” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

Cheri said...

Heather, this is super creative. What a fabulous card for the challenge this week.

Ksenija said...

What a great male card, Heather! Thank you so much for sharing your card at Addicted to CAS. - Sweet Kobylkin

Deepti said...

Fab masculine card :) simple yet great, thank you for sharing with ATCAS