Friday, November 30, 2012

Guest Designing at Playing in Paradise!

Hello everyone!
I have the pleasure of Guest Designing with the gals from Scrapbooker's Paradise for Playing in Paradise Challenge #95!  My "Purple Christmas" card took top honors there recently, which earned me a seat as a guest.  :-)  Thanks to Pam and everyone at PIP for having me.


Their new challenge is 'Mr. Masculine.'


Well, that sure is a challenge for *me*!  LOL  I am not comfortable doing the guy cards, but that's why it's called a challenge, right?

I decided to make a card for my father-in-law's upcoming birthday.  He is a wonderful man, respectable role model, very involved in his church.  We absolutely adore him!   He loves 'guy' type stuff (guns, power tools, hunting) but on the flip side he's a banker who is impeccably groomed and so sophisticated.  Neat mix!


The challenge inspiration picture shows a keyboard, so that was my cue to use some Sticko stickers that look like old fashioned typewriter keys.  Decided to use fancy damask paper in masculine hues to appeal to the elegant side of my FIL.  The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday, and has a period on the end of it, but I didn't ink that little period so it would work with the stickers.

Come play with us!  Maybe you could make a holiday card for the man in your life, or an early Father's Day card for next summer.  Link up HERE, and I hope to see you there!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Simply You - Technique Tuesday
Paper: River Rock, patterned - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; River Rock - SU
Fibers: brown grosgrain ribbon, twine - stash
Other: Nostalgiques stickers - Sticko; corner rounder punch - EK Success

28 comments:

Lesley said...

What a fabulous masculine card Colleen! You did a great job! Congrats on your win, that is so exciting.
Hugs!
Lesley

Leslie Miller said...

Based on your description of your father-in-law I'd say this is absolutely the perfect card for him. It's beautiful and dignified and very masculine. I love it!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

oh what a great design, I love it

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats on the GDT!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Perfect colors and loving the ribbon/twine combo!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful 'manly' card Colleen. Congrats on the DT guest spot, well deserved ! I have trouble with masculine cards, thanks for the idea ! Have a great day, Shirleyx

Benzi said...

Great card, Colleen. I do like the way the DAD looks like typewriter keys. Good job with the inspiration. Congrats on the GDT spot.

Linda B said...

Congratulations on your win for your gorgeous and unique "Purple Christmas" card (love the colors!)... and for the Guest Design spot. You certainly created another beauty in this masculine card. I love the tied brown grosgrain and that bit of a twine bow... ingenious!!! Love your sentiment, too and the typewriter keys. This is a great man card, Colleen!

Annette said...

congrats on guest designing... Your card is gorgeous.. your father in law is going to love it..

Lisa said...

SUPER card Colleen! Love the dad letters and the fun knotted ribbon/twine!

Lisa Lara said...

I love the letters. Fabulous Colleen.

fairyrocks said...

Colleen, Thank you so much for being our Playing in Paradise guest designer this week. Gorgeous manly card work. I hope all your friends can come and play with us this week too.

Gary Rose said...

OK let me start off by saying I'm a man and I love your card. It's very manly while still being sophisticated so you pulled off exactly what you were trying for. I love the typewriter keys and the twine tied around the ribbon. To me it all comes off is a very expensive card you would buy Hallmark except for that you made it making it all the more special. Your father-in-law is going to love it.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you tied the twine on the knot on this FAB masculine card! Congrats on the well- deserved GD spot, Colleen!

walchowDesign said...

Congrats on your GD post!

Fab masculine card! Love how you the combination of twine and ribbon!

Donna Bowman said...

Great masculine tag Colleen!! Love the DAD brads and the colors you used are perfect for a man!! He'll love this card!

Maria said...

Ohhhh, this is a perfect masculine card! Great sentitment and letter stickers! The damask paper is perfect for this wonderful card for your FIL! Happy birthday to him! Have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

Linda R said...

Well I have to say your guy card looks amazing. Well done my friend.

Hugs~

Allison said...

This is terrific! Belongs on the cover of a magazine!

Joanna M said...

Congratulations Colleen! That's awesome! Great card! Hugs, Joanna

Notes by Nina said...

It is fabulous to have you as Guest Designer Colleen. What a fantastic card, I love the sentiment.

Charlene said...

Congrats on your guest DT!! I love your sweet Dad card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You did good on this masculine card! Congrats on the gig!~

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous masculine card, love the vintage feel,merry elegant. Deb x

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow this is awesome I always have such a hard time with masculine cards, but this gives me some great inspiration thank you!
Lisa

Ellen said...

I am so far behind on comments! I am so happy I saw this awesome card though. It is a wonderful masculine card...I think it is the best one I have ever seen! Truly!! I need to make my DH's birthday card....Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!
hugs,
Ellen

Karin Åkesdotter said...

What a perfect father's day card - so masculine, yet elegant and slylish - LOVE it!

Jessi Fogan said...

Totally classy & classic! Love the ribbon & twine combo - and those typewriter letters? Fabulously masculine! (And trust me, I groaned when I realized I had to make a dreaded man card...gah!)

Bonnie said...

I love those stickers and the ribbon treatment!

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