Friday, May 29, 2009

One Sheet Wonder- Masculine Cards

Tonight I did another One Sheet Wonder project and I wanted to share the results with you.  I started out on a mission to create a pile of masculine cards because I never seem to have the appropriate card when I need one for a male friend or relative's birthday.  These cards aren't super "manly" but I think they will work so maybe my title for this post should be "Masculine-ish Cards".

I made a total of 8 cards from one sheet of hand stamped "designer" paper and here they are (please scroll down for more pictures of the making of these cards and other details):

The last picture above is the inside of one of the cards.  There are so many pictures in this post that I didn't go crazy showing you the insides, but I wanted to show you one.

When I started out tonight, I used my SU color wheel to pick out a color combo and I went with five colors: brilliant blue, always artichoke, rose red, bravo burgundy and elegant eggplant.  I also chose two SU sets: Papa's pocket and Antique Collectibles.   They compliment each other nicely.
Using all five colors and all the stamps from both sets, I started randomly stamping up a sheet of ivory cardstock.  
Here's what it looked like all stamped up.  I made sure that I went right off the edges of the cardstock with the images.
I decided the paper needed some "antiquing" so used a duster brush to stipple on some close to cocoa ink- very lightly.
Now my "designer paper" is done and I gathered up some cardstock to start assembling cards.  I randomly cut up the designer paper and created one card at time and embellished them with ribbon and embellishments from my stash.
Below are each of the eight cards photographed separately.  You can click on them to see them larger.   

If you'd like to see other One Sheet Wonder projects I've done, just click on the One Sheet Wonder line under "Posts by Topic" on the right side bar.  I had fun tonight making this one and I'm happy to have some cards that I can use for men in my stash.  What do you think?  Please leave me a comment and let me know.  Thanks for stopping by!


nise said...

These are beautiful cards (I have Papa's pocket and it's a great set), however I don't know too many men I could send a rose red card to and with ribbon, no less and not hear about it. You are a brave woman!

Joan B said...

What a great idea. These came out beautiful.