Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Waltzing Mouse Thank You Card

Hello everyone,


Its the 17th May so its time once again for the Waltzing Mouse Blog Waltz and the task this time was to make a masculine card. Yes anyone who visits here regularly knows how hard I find it to come up with cards for men and I was so wishing that I had bought Claire's cowboy stamp set, but as I hadn't, I had to make do with what I'd got. It turns out that I didn't have very much. Well I suppose the purpose of challenges IS to challenge yourself so I leapt in anyway and came up with this offering:-





I went with a kraft card base and stamped the chevron stamp from Offbeat Backgrounds in cream ink along one side and inked up the edges of the card.



I then cut a cream label from Nestabilities 14 and stamped it again in cream with a stamp from Holiday Labels. I over stamped the thanks stamp from Rescue Remedies Additions in Corduroy distress ink, folded it to make a tab and hung a sunshine charm from it.




I found a scrap of ribbon that just stretched across the card and stamped the other sentiment onto some cream card and inked and rounded the edges. I was really pleased how these two sentiments linked so well with each other. I found a manly looking brad and gave a little more dimension by raising it on pop dots. Not quite a CAS card but it is spare and plainish without a pink ribbon in sight.

Thanks to Crafty Math Chick who pointed out that Moxie Fab World are having a challenge to use chevrons, so I am entering this card.

Thanks for stopping by do enjoy your dance onto the next blog.

Hugs
Carol x

21 comments:

  1. Hi Carol! Your card is awesome!! Love all the details you added esp the sunshine charm. ;)

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  2. Carol - it's fantastic - I think the kraft and white are a super colour combination, and I love the ribbon you've used. The charm is fab!

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  3. Love the kraft on white - and that little charm is fabulous!

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  4. wonderful masculine card...the charm is perfect!!!!

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  5. love the clean lines in this and how everything pops off of the kraft c/s

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  6. Love what you came up with !! This card is FANTASTIC!!

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  7. I love the white on kraft and your folded label at the top! Well done!!

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  8. Less is more; mcu more. And this card is gorgeous!

    Hugs,
    Stella
    X

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  9. Wonderful use of your stamps on this masculine design Carol! love the chevron and the patterned ribbon. The folded over label stamp looks super!

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  10. Ooh, this is a fabulous design! Love the colors and the embellishments!

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  11. I think this card is super cool! Wow! It is very masculine. You came up with the perfect ribbon and the perfect layout!

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  12. Cool! Are you going to enter this in Moxie Fab's Chevron stripes challenge too? I think it is super!

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  13. Oh, I LOVE this card! Great layout and colors, and I especially like the way you have used the sentiments here. I have both of these sets and I am SO going to CASE you!

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  14. I love this card, Carol!! Your choice of stamps, color and embellishments are perfect. I used the chevron on my card too, but I so much like what you did with it better!

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  15. Waw,, cards are nice, cool and creative,,

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  16. You did a great job with the stamps you had. Love that chevron strip.

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  17. The "braided" ribbon is a great accent - ribbon but still masculine.

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  18. Fantastic card. I think it is the kind of card a fella would get. Cool and stylish.

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  19. Hi Carol!

    This is really pretty! The charm is perfect for this!! Great card!

    Hugs, Wendy

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  20. Hey Carol! Thanks for linking this up to the Chevron Chic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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Thanks,
Carol x

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