Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Road Less Traveled... Masculine-CAS

I can always use masculine cards so these challenges are just right for that purpose. The hikers, hunters, fisherman, campers and happy wanderers in my family will enjoy receiving a card like this.
The front of the card base was dry embossed with a diagonal design, which was covered with a panel of patterned paper. (Smart move.) The next panel of wood grain paper was added at an angle. The final layer is a map pattern. It was backed with foam tape for dimension and adhered. Finally the sentiment was added. Along the way, various panel were sponged along the edges. The inside was decorated with a strip of patterned paper along one edge.

This card is being submitted to:

1. The Male Room #66

2. The Paper Players #356

Technique: CAS
Size: A2

Stamp: Sentiment computer generated
Ink: Stampin' Up! Soft Suede
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla
Pattern: Graphic 45 from stash
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape); TIEF (diagonal stripes)


  1. Your card certainly achieved a masculine feel and would indeed be a great card for hikers and outdoors people. I like the way you'v used a bit of the patterned paper in behind your sentiment as it helps to tie the patterns together. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

  2. I've got a few happy wanderers in my family who would loved this card too, Melanie! Great mix of patterns and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

  3. Great masculine card Melanie! The mix of designer papers is perfect and so is your sentiment! :)

  4. I love the masculine vintage feel you've captured! A great way to highlight the great outdoors! Thanks for playing with the Players' challenge this week!

  5. Great work on this card. I do like the vintage, distressed feel. And that sentiment works perfectly! Sorry to be so late commenting. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room Maps/Coordinates Challenge. Deborah, DT.

  6. You mastery for masculine cards...always so incredible. Fun card and love the sentiment.