December 1, 2011

CR84FN43


Hello again!  Thanks for all of your well wishes yesterday.  The kiddos are much better today, and I'm starting to get my voice back.  I think an afternoon nap today should have us all feeling as good as new!

Today's card is one I made for my hubby's birthday, which was yesterday.  His favorite color is green, and he likes any earthy tones, so this week's CR84FN color palette was a perfect fit.


My hubs is not a big fan of white space.  He's stopped saying so directly, but every time I show him a clean and simple card I can hear the voice in his head saying "Why don't you put something there, in that empty space?"   So I knew that his card shouldn't be too CAS, but who can resist a bit of white space?  Certainly not me!

I think this card is my CAS version of a collage.  I always admire crafters, especially scrapbookers, who can execute a perfectly balanced but seemingly random arrangement of elements.  I long to be that scrapbooker, but my attempts always wind up looking, well, random.  I think I found a happy medium on this card.  Not too busy, but just enough elements to keep it interesting, with an empty space where the eye can rest.
Stamps are from PTI's Postmarks and Star Prints.  I used the Linen & Canvas impression plate to add a worn look to the kraft panel, and PTI's star dies to make the star frame.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Cardstock:  Pinefeather, Kraft, Rustic Cream
Stamps:  Postmarks, Star Prints
Ink:  Vintage Cream, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!), Evergreen (Clearsnap)
Tools:  star dies, postage die, Linen & Canvas impression plate

So what did hubby think of his card?  He said he really liked it, especially the green, but he thought the sentiment should read "First Class MALE".  *snort*

I hope you have a great day, friends!  Thanks for your visit!

18 comments:

Amy said...

There is so much I love about this card Christina.....your use of Postmarks, the use of the star dies, the color palette, and I could go on and on. Then the other thing, is that color!!! I think this is the first time I've seen Pinefeather used where I actually LIKE it! Don't get me wrong, I had to buy some when it came out but have NOT used it. It works perfectly for a guy card!!!

And I had to *chuckle* when I read what your husband "thought" the card should read! My hubby would have done that SAME thing! hehe
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the colours, Christina. Great masculine card and wonderful use of the elements.

Maureen said...

so glad to hear you're feeling better...no fun being sick :( What a fabulous masculine card! LOVE that postal set :) It's fun to play around with all the elements :) Have a restful day:)

xiumaiyuki said...

Such an inspiration to my 'never does well at masculine card' mojo.... It's a beauty.

Aimes said...

A super duper guy card, Christina! My own guy (as well as myself) would love this card as green is our fave colour ever (especially this shade) and I have a feeling that my guy would also suggest it should say 'First Class Male' too LOL!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Nerina said...

Love what you've done with this - it's so fabulous for a masculine card!! Your colours and layout are brilliant! (Ha, ha to your DH's interpretation of the sentiment - that made me smile :0)

Lindsay said...

You sure did find a happy on this card Christina! You really did a fab job putting the elements together on this! I love it!

Karen B. said...

You did a fantastic job with balance, in my opinion. Great MALE card!

Lynn said...

I am really hoping that you all got your afternoon nap in and that you're feeling better. Your husband's comment gave me a definite laugh. My hubby would surely have had something like that to say :) His card is absolutely wonderful. I love a CAS collage...great job!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Christina! Love all the PTI goodness here! Those postage stamps look fabulous! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Virginia L. said...

Aw.. this is so wonderful and sophisticated! I can really use some masculine card inspiration! Your placement of the pieces always amaze me! And Christina, I also want to let you know that I am so glad to know you through blogging this year. you have been so sweet and encouraging to me! I love love visiting you and reading your comments. Happy belated birthday to your hubby! Hope you are on the mend. This blog and the followers needs YOU (wink)!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous card Christina. Love the different images and the masculine colors. :o) Sometimes our other halfs have great ideas! lol...

Dr. Ivy said...

I cannot imagine anything you do "looking random". You make such perfect works of art.

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, this is just the perfect, guy card, Christina! I bet your hubby loved it to pieces just because you made it! And just tell him that CAS is an art next time ;). It's so, so hard for me, but you do it so well!

Lisa said...

Oh this is fun looks like a holiday postcard!

Andrea M said...

Perfect masculine card! Absolutely perfect! I've learned to ignore the voice that said "put something in that white space" - gotta embrace it :)

Love the hubby's sense of humor too :D

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

wow, this just POP something amazing!

Jen W. said...

Love your CASified random layering! And your hubby's pretty funny...

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