Wednesday, December 24, 2008

2S4Y Weekly Sketch--Kazan's Sketch 16

I was fortunate to have today off from work, so this morning (when I should have been wrapping gifts) I finished up my card for this week's 2 Sketches 4 You challenge based on Kazan's sketch--
One of my crafting goals for the new year is to try and make more masculine cards. I have a husband, a son, a dad, and two brothers so I'm always in need of cards for guys. I start off with good intentions, but I also end up adding silk flowers or ribbons or other non-masculine embellishments. Here's my card for the challenge--
I used ivory linen cardstock, a scrap of textured green cardstock, striped patterend paper (My Mind's Eye) and painted die cut stars (Sizzix) all distressed with brown ink. I stamped the "make a wish" sentiment ($1 Michael's letter stamp set) and tied the tags to the stars with some hemp cord. I proudly showed it to my husband thinking he would really like it. He wanted to know why it was "dirty," but he did like the "lassos." He also didn't understand the "make a wish" birthday sentiment. Oh, well. At least I tried! Thanks for looking, and I wish you all a wonderful and safe Christmas.

18 comments:

Laura Davis said...

Ugh husbands sometimes they just don't know! This card is stunning Steph! I love the "dirty" look, very masculine!
Merry Christmas!
Laura

Ingrid said...

I like your card. I think you did a great job.

Smita said...

I thought the card was damn nice... especially loved the stars... and husbands! well, I never try to make mine understand anything! :-)

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Peet said...

Gorgeous!!!!! Love it!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

I love your distressed and very non "dirty" card! Men! lol! I also love the "make a wish" sentiment paired with the stars. Wonderful take on Kazan's sketch!
Have a merry Christmas!
-Heidi

Ann said...

Men! What do they know? I love it! :D

Merry Christmas!

Mrs J said...

Great card Steph! Love the stars and the sentiment attached to them.
Merry Christmas!
Sarah x

..tina.. said...

LOL, oh men! I think it is a great card! LOVE that Michael's $1 area! It has made me a bonafide ribbon collector. LOL

rae said...

fabulous masculine card, great take on kazan's sketch too! Merry Christmas!

Bev said...

Fabulous card, love the paper
hugs ev x

Terrie B x said...

You card is `beautiful` hope your enjoying your Christmas:)~X~

Amy said...

This is a wonderful card for a man. I also have a hard time coming up with things for masculine cards. You did a fabulous job with this one.

Frida said...

This card is great !!! I love how you made the sentiment !

Eveline said...

That's funny! My husband always says: Lovely whenever I show him a card.
Your card looks great.
Eveline.

Softangelkisses said...

Oh love love love the stars and the color choices! Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

LOL....love the comments about your hubby!! Your card ROCKS and I totally got the B-day sentiment ;)

Katie

Sonia Kertznus said...

You did an amazing card... ...Happy Holidays...HUGS..SK :)

Sarah said...

FAB what more can I say! :)