Saturday, May 21, 2011

Masculine Birthday Card


Loved the fall colour combo of this week's Color Q (at least that is what I thought of) so I had to play along. Also qualifies for the If The Shoe Fits challenge and There's Magic In The Air challenge.

I combined it with a Flourishes sketch from a week ago (yup, late again!) because I wanted to use my new PTI leaf dies (happy sigh...) to make a masculine card and this sketch was perfect.  Since our spring  has never really arrived, it was an easy transition back to Fall colours - isn't that a sad statement to make!    

I used the maple leaf die and this fabulous sentiment from Verve's Love Deepens set as it fit the empty space on the sentiment panel wonderfully.  Best part is I have decided this will be my hubby's birthday card, so it is made well in advance as his birthday isn't until September :) 

We have a long weekend up here in Canada and that means some fun family time :)  Plus, if all goes well, and IF the weather cooperates by bringing some sunshine, I'm hoping to plant some annuals in my garden.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend!  






What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Love Deepens, (PTI) Leaf Prints
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey, Peach Parfait, Sahara Sand
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder, PTI Medium Scallop Die and Leaf Die, Labels 3 and Circle Nesties, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Half Pearls, Dimensionals


22 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

I adore that maple leaf, Marisa. What a great accent! And super use of the Flourishes sketch. I thought I recognized that ;) . Hope you get your garden in!!

Tanya said...

Beautiful Marisa! That embossing folder is perfect with that fabulous leaf die, and I really love that sketch too. We never Spring here either, (or winter for that matter, lol. We are total opposite of you, we went from Fall straight to Summer. Have a great weekend. :D

Viv said...

What a beautiful subtle take on that sketch Marisa!! It's absolutely gorgeous! Hugs Viv xxx

Christina said...

This is absolutely fantastic, Marisa! Brilliant use of the colors and sketch. I love how the leaf is perfectly tucked into the edge of the sentiment, and the embossed texture adds such a nice touch. Fabulous, dear!

lotte chew said...

fab card! love the colors and the layers

nitestamper said...

beautiful creation!!!love all the texture!!!'tfs:)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Love it.... Guy cards area always a fav and this is perfect Marisa... Clean and classy! Hope you have a great weekend. Thanks for wishing the boys a happy birthday. :0)

Maureen said...

I spy some new PTI goodies!! ACK!!! Don't you love those dies and stamps? AND this is too funny that you used them on your Colour Q card...me too!! Although grey leaves...hmmm...I used some creative license on that one! LOL Love all the texture and the perfect sentiment...it's so appropriate for husbands as well!! You are so organized!! LOL Here's hoping the weather man (Mark!) is wrong and the sunshine stays :) hugs and enjoy the planting!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a beautiful card!! Oh Marisa I really love this one. Love what you have done with the sketch.. FABULOUS!

Sue Kohler said...

absolutely stunning Marisa, a gorgeous masculine card! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Holy smokes Marisa..this is a card after my own heart!!! Fabulous CAS design! Love the embossing, the leaf and the beautiful sentiment! Have a wonderful weekend...hugs ~S~

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

LOVE this Marisa! So crisp. Yep, crisp is the word. Hugs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What an awesome masculine card! That maple leaf is just YOU!.

I grouped you in my Reader -- I am in heaven now for commenting!! I only have missed about 20 of your creations -- :( Consider a FABULOUS on all of them okay? :)

Katina said...

Just so perfect Marisa! The embossed panel reminds me of the bark of a tree which, of course, is just right with the maple leaf. Trees are so strong, dependable and beautiful and so the whole theme is perfect with the sentiment and the fact that it's for your dear husband too. I'll go now as I know I'm rambling, lol!! xxx

Patrice said...

Gorgeous card for any gender!

Benzi said...

What a great card for your DH's Fall birthday...now, don't forget you made it. I probably would and make another one. Ugh! Your colors are certainly true to the Fall season...I love it!

Betty Wright said...

Marisa, you totally rocked these colors! Great design and the leaf die cut is fantastic! Fabulously done!

lesleyworth said...

gorgeous masculine card! that leaf die is fabulous!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful. What a wonderful sentiment. Love the colors. Great job Marisa.

TannyP said...

Ooooooweee! I love it =) That color comb is beautiful and you've aced the sketch. Love the stamp choices and that awesome punch!

Nance said...

I'm a little behind on my comments but had to leave one for this beauty! I love your use of the Q colors and the woodgrain embossing and leaf die are splendid....ah happy sigh! Just gorgeous Marisa!

If The Shoe Fits... Scrap it! said...

Congratulations! Your card was named one of the FF#80 Top 3 entries at the Shoe!