Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TST #160 A Masculine Touch - Are You Ready to HOP!!!

Hop, hop, hop!  Yes folks we are Blog Hopping this week.  Enjoy my card and then follow the links to our other Fabulous Designers!  Hop(e) you have fun!

So has everyone had enough of the snow for this year?  I know we have.  The cold temperatures certainly are not helping either.  -30degreesC (-22degreesF)  Poor dog doesn't even want to go outside. Forecast says it MAY improve next week.  Guess we will just have to wait and see, but in the mean time lets have some fun!  So what is there to do when its too cold to play outside?  Play inside!  This week at Try Stampin on Tuesday we are looking for a masculine card.

Twist:  Masculine Touch

This is another one of those sketches that can be used over and over again.  I like to keep a small binder with the sketches that I really like so that when I need inspiration for cards I can draw on them.
I stamped and cut out two of the oak leaves from the French Foliage set and then inked them up. In order to get a weathered look to them I ran them through my crimper, but you could just scrunch them up to get the same results.
Then, rather than place strips across the bottom I used twine and knotted it to make it appear even more rustic.

If you are just joining us now then Hop on over to Rose's site HERE! We have lots in store for you to see.

Now it's your turn.  More inspiration is waiting for you over at the TST site.  Don't forget to link up your card for all of us to admire.

Thanks for stopping by.

Nancy

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16 comments:

  1. Perfect colors for a masculine card. Love how you used the leaves and the added twine. Very rustic.

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  2. Very nice masculine card!!! I am hoping for spring to appear very soon too!

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  3. Fabulous card, very Autumnal,
    Kate x

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  4. I love the leaves! Very nice!

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  5. What a great take on this sketch! You did a fabulous job, especially with the leaves!

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  6. Gorgeous take on a masculine card!!

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  7. Love the texture and how you did the sentiment! Awesome job.

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  8. Great card, love those leaves & all the twine looks fab!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  9. very good idea to run the leaves through the crimper. By the way...here in Nashville TN we are ready for spring. Come by my blog for a visit:
    http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love your textured leaves--I'll have to remember to take my crimper out again. I love your fabulous color scheme too! Thanks for all your efforts in inspiring us with the wonderful artwork you share as part of the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Design Team. You are appreciated!
    :) Marie

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  11. Great colors for masculine card and I absolutely loved those leaves..

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  12. This card is stunning! I love the rustic, weathered look and how you interpreted the sketch :)

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  13. this is such a great card, and the twine substitute for the strips was inspired!

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  14. Love the colors and rustic feel! Fabulous masculine card!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  15. Wow! Love the natural, rustic textures and elements! NICE!

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