Monday, August 17, 2009

The BIG Challenge

Hi, all! Time once again for another CAS challenge. I guarantee this week's theme will challenge just about every single one of you: create a masculine card. Creating masculine cards seems to be a universal struggle, SO I expect to see many of you playing along and challenging yourself to make one. At the very least, I'd hope you'd stop by the CAS28 gallery to check out what everyone else makes for this challenge. I'm sure it's one you'll want to bookmark and come back to again for inspiration.

I chose to create a birthday card, since that's the type of card I send most often to men. I used some Bitty Box Basics paper to create some panels, then added a simple sentiment and corduroy brad. Easy peasy!

I hope to see you playing along with this week's challenge. Head over to the SCS CAS forum for details.

Stamps: A Little Birthday Cheer (SU)
Paper: Basic Gray, PTI white, PTI dp

Ink: Basic Gray

Accessories: brad (SU)

43 comments:

Quirky said...

yes...it is my hardest, toughest challenge!! :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

Great masculine card Ann!

PaperCrafty said...

Great card Ann!! I have a big struggle with masculine cards!

berta said...

very simple and very nice card! I like this color combo

Kristyn said...

I love your masculine card and I will definitely be bookmarking that gallery for future inspiration (gah why is it so hard to make manly cards?! lol).

Biscuitlid said...

oh I like this, so chic for a chaps card

Victoria
x

Dora said...

Ann!!!!! I like this card very much! Clean and Simple, for me it's hard to do, but for you it's art!

kathy s said...

great card - its always hard for male cards thanks for the inspiration- definitely will check out all the others and bookmark them

StampinCathy said...

This is a great manly man card. Love the colors.

Susan Raihala said...

Honestly, the word that popped into my head was a very enthusiastic NEAT! I love the rectangles of grid paper and the button...a very guy-pleasing card!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like the combination of the grid pattern on the paper with the texture of the brad. Simple and clean. Perfect for a guy who doesn't like "fussy" cards.

chercroppin said...

Oh yeah do I struggle creating masculine cards, but this one is perfect Ann!

mommyabbytommy said...

Great!! Simple, clean and perfect for a man!

Aimes said...

Hey can I play? I made an Uber CAS masculine card that I was kinda proud of yesterday - I can totally agree with how tough they are! Your card totally rocks - I opted for the PTI paper too on mine!
Well I hope your first day back at school goes smoothly!
Aimes
x

Ann Kranitz said...

Ann, this card fits the challenge to a T....you so rock at CAS and this is just *gasp* perfect!!!!

LeAnne said...

Awesomely simple---I think I can do this!

AUsome mom said...

Really cool! I hate making man cards!! I've even had people ask me to make one for them to give to a man and I refused. However, I have one to make this week for someone, so I will definitely do this challenge!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Outstanding masculine CAS!

tiffguam said...

LOVE IT!

Maggi said...

This is an excellent card!

Maile Belles said...

The perfect man's card!!! Love that brad!

Heather P. said...

LOL, you are too right... Masculine cards are TOUGH. :) Yours is fantastic, though!

Laurel said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous!

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

This is the perfect masculine card. I love the little button too!

HazelQ said...

Very simple card, but yet cute. Thanks for the idea, masculine cards are hard :P

Danni said...

Great job!

Laura O'Donnell said...

love this!

Belinda said...

Love the masculine card!

~amy~ said...

fabbie card ann...masculine cards are tough ones for me...love the SU Basic Gray...

Erika M. said...

Masculine cards always challenge me - love your card!

Becky Carafa said...

Oooo, this is a great one!

Maureen said...

You're getting me hooked on CAS! Love this masculine look. I find it very hard to make them.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Ugh, the dreaded masculine card! You rocked your though, great colors!

(-: Heidi

Deb Neerman said...

Awesome, Ann! A perfect masculine card! Great job!!

Karen said...

Masculine cards do seem to be The challenge! Love the courdoroy brad! :>

-Agnes- said...

Like your colours - very suitable for a male card!

Marie B. said...

Oh my, what a toughie! You have done it super dooper well, though, Ann!

Elena said...

You did a great job with this challenge! Love the colors!

SMK said...

definitely CAS! aren't man cards hard!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just PERFECT for that masculine card!! So looking forward to seeing everyone's creations!! :)

Lyn S said...

Love your masculine card Ann! I love even more what a great job you did to get your layers to match up so perfectly!

Cindy Lee said...

I just love the simplicity of your card!

cricketeew said...

Looks like a Man card to me! :)