Monday, January 14, 2013

Masculine Mojo

Hi friends!  It's Monday again and time for a new Mojo Monday sketch!  This week's sketch is by Carole and is one of those that you can dress up or dress down for any occasion.  I was in the mood to make a masculine card (which rarely ever happens) when I sat down at my desk, probably because I just loved these Timeless 8.5 x 11 papers I found on my last trip to Michael's.  I mean really... what's not to love about kraft and black and all sorts of vintage patterns?  Done deal.  {grin}


Anyhow, I decided to go with a rounded square instead of a circle for my main panel, because the circles just seemed a little too feminine for what I had in mind.  I pulled out the Stronger Love set, and embossed the sentiment in white on the graph pattern paper, then colored with a Copic marker to give it a little definition and some not so white coloring.  The little tab is a Tim Holtz die cut, which I embossed a little heart from the heart swirls in the set, then outlined the tab with a pencil.  I also embossed the bigger heart in white on black, and colored with a Copic.  The ribbon is Graphic 45 and was white before I stained it with a combination of antique linen and vintage photo inks.  The border strip is the Pennant Trim Die and I outlined the black with a pencil as well.  Finished off with some mini gears as embellishment and some chevron embossing on the card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous start to your week.  Be sure to head on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what all the other gals did with the sketch!  And if you haven't already, be sure to checkout the No Matter What Blog Hop for a chance to win some new Verve.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Stronger Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Timeless (Recollections), Black, Cream
Ink: Embossing Ink, Black Soot, Antique Linen, Vintage Photot (Ranger), Copic markers
Accessories: Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Tiny Tabs & Tags die and mini gears (Tim Holtz), ribbon (Graphic 45), corner chomper, chevron embossing folder (SU!)

23 comments:

Lynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous masculine card...those papers are fabulous and I love how the sentiment pops out with the white ink.

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome masculine card, Julee! Love those papers too! I never think to shop at Mike's for things like that anymore. I'll have to look next time!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sparkly Engineer said...

I have to make masculine cards once or twice a month and this one is fab. Really like the rounded corners and white sentiment.

Lee-Anne said...

Outstanding card, Julee! Love the papers and how your sentiment just pops off the card! And of course...love the pennant trim die...one of my all time faves! :)

Carole said...

Strong and bold and oh so appealing. Really fantastic card.

stampsandscrapbooks.com said...

Beautiful as always, Julee

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous card from a fabulous sketch!

Maureen said...

love the masculine look and the new papers! The white lettering really stands out!

Annheidel said...

Striking card - love it!

Sandi said...

This is a beautiful card! Any man would be lucky to receive it.

scrappingnana said...

Gorgeous masculine card. Love all the embossing and the papers are perfect.

Wanda Cullen said...

I'm always on the lookout for great masculine cards and this one is fabulous! Love those papers and all the little details you added to the elements! Gorgeous and had to pin it!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful, Julee! Love the vintage colors and all the great embellishments!

Marisa said...

Great colour/paper combo and loving the white sentiment. Fabulous embellishments too :)

Katie Johnson said...

What a lovely verse :)

Maggie Eichen said...

Love the details and the paper. I'm heading off to Michael's and I checked their online ad and this paper is 40% off so I can use my coupon for something else!!!

DIANA L. said...

Thanks for the fun challenge. Great Design Team inspiration. Your piece is beautiful this sketch is really versatile I think I will use it a few times.
DIANA L
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Over Embellishing said...

Wonderful! I luv the black and Kraft paper! Very clever with the heart tab too!

Romantyczka said...

ƚliczna !!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Julee!!! Such a striking color palette - love it!!

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Michelle said...

Gorgeous manly card. Now I *have* to go find those papers. ahem Thanks for the enabling help. ;-) Guy cards are hard to not make plain or too girly, but these colors/patterns are perfect!

My Consistently Inconsistent Life said...

I absolutely love this card! Great masculine colors!