Thursday, June 6, 2013

Masculine Happy Birthday

Today’s card was grouped together with a couple challenges: ABNH “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”, Simon Says Stamp “Masculine” and I did start with a sketch from CASE this sketch, but naturally missed the deadline for that.

Pearl Gateway - June Cards (5)

Pretty simple and CAS, my challenge here to myself was not only making a masculine card (where is the glitter and glitz!?  So hard not to pile on bright shiny things on cards for men!) but also to use only one stamp set to make the card, the Hero Arts/Studio Calico SAM Alphabet stamp set:

*Hero Arts Clear Stamps SAM Alphabet Studio Calico 331235

I used all Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Navy, Green Hills, and Charcoal.  A couple of SC wood veneers for some more interest. 

This was somewhat difficult for me, but a fun challenge within a challenge!  Do you ever limit yourself to just one set?  Do you remember to use the random stamps (like the graphic shapes included here)?

Have a happy Thursday – it’s almost the weekend! Winking smile