Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Taylored Expressions May Blog Hop

This month we were challenged to make a masculine card. I was a little concerned on how I was going to do it because most of the stamps I have are so girly.  I went through my TE stamps and decided that the sentiment "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you've imagined" by Thoreau was a great sentiment to use.  It's from TE's New Beginnings.  ( I LOVE that set and really wanted to use the butterflies and roses images but no - they're not "manly" so I'll save them for another card... tee-hee!) 

I used the dandelions and daisies from the stamp set Discover Your Wings for the background.  Even though they are flowers, I think that stamped on the chocolate background and embossed in white allows for enough masculinity for it to be given to any self-respecting man.  Am I right?  ;)


This card could be a great for graduation!  My son, Brandon, will be graduating from High School NEXT WEEK!  I don't know how this happened... it seems like just yesterday he was throwing his things off his high chair and wanting us to pick them up for him so he could throw them again.  haha!  That's one of the many fun memories we tease him about. 

 
I had a terrible time photographing this card - I'm not sure why.  The photos just don't do it justice.   I photographed it with a white background and the designer paper behind it but I'm still not happy with how the photos turned out.  It's just been one of those days I guess.  

I hope you've enjoyed your visit here and will continue visiting the rest of the blog hop participants. 

12 comments:

Karen Giron said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the white embossing on the patterned paper!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is FANTASTIC Nancy! LOVE the color combo and the stamps you used! That sentiment is just perfect for a graduation card!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This looks great Nancy! I love the texture behind the flowers and the striped background looks terrific too!

Natalie said...

The white embossing looks fantastic next to the brown. Beautiful card!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

What a nice card! That brown/aqua color combo is great. I love that set too! Awesome!

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous!

Taylor said...

You did it! It's perfectly masculine and I love the white embossed flowers!

Julia Aston said...

Love the embossed white and the twine on the sentiment! Great colors too!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous Nancy!!!! I love everything about it.

Michelle Single said...

LOVE what you did with that! I think it definitely says "guy". With something so wonderful, though, he can just deal :)

wendy said...

beautiful !

FibreJunky said...

I think it's a perfect graduation card! How on earth do they grow so quickly?? Congrats to Brandon - and to you for surviving it!