Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Another Masculine Card

I needed another quick masculine card today, and I decided to add some distressing to the edges to fit this week's CAS challenge. I wasn't sure how to incorporate distressing and keep it clean, so I just kept it super simple. The card base is textured to make it a little more interesting.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Paper: Old Olive textured, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: distressing tool

21 comments:

Laura O'Donnell said...

this is a really nice guy card. these are tough for me. its perfect.

jacque4u2c said...

I really like this one too! Just so perfect!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Lovely card Ann -

Lovely as a tree always works so well for masculine cards and the CAS style always seems to work for the men as well.

Your understated distressing worked well too.

Thanks for sharing - Jean

~amy~ said...

nice work...i'm a fan of Lovely as a Tree...a classic set!

~*Joni said...

I love distressed edges!!! Your card is so clean and fresh Annie! :D Your work is true proof that embellishments are overrated, as yours brings so much focus to the stamped image. :D

Cassie said...

great card - love the simplicity - really makes that tree stand out in all it's loveliness!

Michelle said...

ohhh...i LOVE this card...TFS!
*wish you'd joined the scs masculine card swap I'm hosting!
This card wold be perfect for that swap!

JoLynn said...

Gotta get back to that challenge. I have been trying to workout, which means that hour that I once had is gone. I miss getting my crafty on.

I love this card. Stark... clean...

Allison said...

All that texture really makes it work!

AUsome mom said...

So beautifully simple. I love that stamp! Your distressing is perfect-o!

Lyn S said...

Nice image for a guy card Ann! Love the simplicity!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

One of my all time favorite stamp sets, perfect for a masculine card and I really like your presention....CAS for sure!

Tasha said...

Wow stunning card - its beautiful, wonderful image
love tasha xx

Angie Tieman said...

Great CAS card! Nice touch with the distressing!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

This is my favorite tree image. The colors are great. You did the same thing that I did with my distressed challenge... just a bit around the edges. It does lend to the more rugged, masculine feel though.

Becky Carafa said...

Love it with the textured cs, great man card!

Susan Raihala said...

Yeah, textured cs, touch of distressing, perfect CAS card! LOVE IT!

Anthonette said...

Great CAS card! A distressing tool is one thing on my wish list. I love how distressed edges look.

Kathi said...

Wonderful card. I love that stamp! It was one of my first SU stamps and is still one of my favorite sets.

Lisa Graves said...

Great masculine card! I find masculine cards so difficult to create.

Shirley said...

Masculine and warm and pleasing to the eye too!