Monday, April 6, 2009

For the New Guy

There's a new member of our staff starting his job this week. It's tough coming into a school this late in the year, so our principal has asked that we have a basket of cards waiting to greet him when he arrives Wednesday morning.

I used Kristina Werner's color inspiration as my starting point. I chose textured cardstock for the circles and popped some up on dimensionals to add interest.

I'm not entirely sure I like this card; it's one of those that looked good in my head, but just didn't translate to paper the way I'd hoped.

Stamps: Tiny Talk
Paper: Chocolate Chip textured, Kiwi Kiss textured, Baja Breeze textured, PTI white
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: circle punch, corner rounder punch, dimensionals

29 comments:

Lauri said...

I like it! It reminds me of a card Kristina Werner would make and her color challenge is a great combo! I think it makes a great guy card!

stampinfrog said...

This will make a fantastic card for a man. The new guy will love it.TFS
Hugs, Connie

jacque4u2c said...

I agree - great masculine card! You done good!

Lisa Graves said...

I really like this... simple... but very nice. Love the colors.

AUsome mom said...

OH, I think it's fabulous! I know he will love it and it makes it all the more special that it's handmade! I need to check out that website for some color inspiration for myself. Thanks for the link!

Angie Tieman said...

I think it turned out fabulous! Such a perfect look for a guy card too!

Allison said...

How unique...great job!

Becky said...

It is a great masculine card. great for a guy.

~amy~ said...

I love your card...perfect for the "new dude" :)

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

an excellent man card!!! I usually struggle with men's cards as im a pink lady, so fabulous design :) ♥

fishlips said...

Wow Ann I think this is just Darling and so so unique....Great Job

MrsETaylor said...

I like the simplicity of this card. And very versatile too.

AmyB said...

I think it's a marvelous card! It's inspiration for me.

Laurie said...

I think it's great for a guy! How did he like his surprise?

Stamp and Smile said...

Your card looks AWESOME!! Even though you are on the fence about it.. I LOVE IT! Such a cool masculine card... Rocks! :)

Purple D said...

Hey, that is awesome!! Love the circles!

Lyn S said...

What a nice way to welcome a new co-worker! Your card is just perfect for the occasion!

Elena said...

Great job on masculine card, Ann! Love the circles!

Christine Riley said...

Awesome card, Ann. I love the unique layout, so cool.
Hugs, Christine

~*Joni said...

What a nice way to welcome a new staff member. This card is perfect, it's a great one for a guy. I love the random dimension, it brings so much depth to the circles. :D

JoLynn said...

What a nice thought from your leader! It is a TERRIBLE time to start a job. Yeesh! Great card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Clever, clever girl! This is a blast!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

So simple and so clever, great card!

Tasha said...

This is an awesome card - the colours are fabulous and really love the design
love tasha xx

Winter said...

Cute! Love how simple it is!

Anthonette said...

I think it's a perfect masculine card. I love repeated geometric shapes.

Kathi said...

Great design and colors.

Tegan said...

I love it!!!!
So simple, but so amazingly crisp and stunning :)
I agree with Lauri, it definitely looks like a 'Kristina Werner card'.

Shirley said...

A very tailored and pretty card to welcome your new teacher~ Lovely~