March 17, 2011

CR84FN19 & FLLCMAR11


Hi-ya, friends!  Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!  This being St. Patrick's Day, day of all things Irish and green, I have a card for you that is.....blue.  Right.  I can assure you I am at least wearing my green today, so no cyber pinches for me please!

This card is for the current color challenge at CR84FN and a challenge at Flourishes to use border punches or die cuts.  Wouldn't I just love to win their gorgeous March release?!






I have to admit I've been in a slump lately.  After several days away from my craft table last week when I was sick, I have had the hardest time putting anything together.  I turned these colors around in my head for several days until I finally decided to make a card for my brother to go with a little care package I'm sending.  

I used a color combo of Soft Stone, Basic Gray, Enchanted Evening, and Baja Breeze.  All of the cardstock pieces are textured with the Linen & Canvas impression plate.  I stamped a border using A Little Argyle on one side, then used the largest diamond in the set as a watermark behind a sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages.  The notebook edge punch is from EK Success, a staple in my masculine card-making arsenal.

All of the edges were distressed with the edge of my scissors, and I peeled the cardstock back a bit in one corner, just because it felt a little empty.  Two Enchanted Evening buttons are the finishing touch.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Soft Stone, Enchanted Evening), Stampin' Up! (Basic Gray, Baja Breeze)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (A Little Argyle, Mega Mixed Messages)
Ink:  Papeprtrey Ink (Enchanted Evening), Stampin' Up! (Baja Breeze)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas impression plate), EK Success (border punch)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (buttons)

I hope you have a fun day planned!  Thanks for stopping by today!

17 comments:

Jean Martin said...

Oooh Christina this is fantastic!!! That argyle just on one side is such a great idea! And the colors are perfect for this!!! :)

xiumaiyuki said...

Girlie, we all have those not-so-fun-slumpy days... But I don't see them present here in this fantastic masculine card! It is the perfect card for these colors.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Amy said...

That's funny because I have a go-to punch for my guy cards too! This is so perfect for a masculine card. I love the extra little corner element of torn cardstock!

Marisa said...

Love how you used these St. Patrick's Day colours together ;-) Fabulous masculine card!! Love the punched edges and the distressing and argyle. Brilliant card. NO loss of mojo from this end!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love your color combo, and the argyle and note book edge make this a GREAT "man" card! Love how you stamped your sentiment in the diamond too! Sorry you're in a slump, just hang in there, it WILL pass :)

Lindsay said...

I think this is so clever! I love the sentiment stamped over the diamond!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Nicely done! Your corner treatment is great and I like all the shades of blue. Thanks for playing in Flourishes A cut above the rest challenge.

Andrea M said...

Oh, girl, this is FABULOUS!!! Again, you wow me!!! Love the simple use of the awesome argyle background and the solitary diamond highlighting the sentiment! WOWZAS!!! Love it Christina!!! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Christina! Such a pretty card! Love the argyle stamped background and decorative borders! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

Karen B. said...

I've been in a slump too! Love the blue in this card and how the elements work out.

dpkennedy said...

I love the simple design and the corner distressing! Thanks for playing along with the Flourishes challenge!

Leslie Miller said...

I absolutely love everything about this card's design! The curled corner and the argyle and buttons. It's a great guy card! I hope you're feeling better. It's so easy to get out of the swing of things and sometimes so hard to get back into it. I'm glad you could use this wonderful card for Flourishes Cut Above challenge.

Smita said...

Wow! I love the corner!! And you are making a masculine card look soooo easy ;-)

Jen W. said...

What a great guy card! I really love that notebook punch - it now has a place at the top of my wish list. :) The peeled back corner is a perfect touch to the card - looks cool and balances everything out. Have a great weekend!

Deb Hickman said...

Fab card,I love that border punch and the argyle is perfect for a male card. Thanks for playing along at CR84FN.xxxx

Meredith said...

What a great idea to use the notebook as a border! This is a great masculine card! Thanks for playing with CR84FN!

E.T said...

LOVE!

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