Friday, June 3, 2011

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #72

This week's colours were a wonderful combination for a masculine card.  I  used an A La Monkey Card challenge from a week ago in which you had to use their sketch to create a birthday card.  Since I needed a birthday card for my brother, this was a perfect combination. 

I'm betting my brother will give me a bit of grief for boldly proclaiming his age on this card in a colour he is not fond of, but I just had to use my new PTI number dies and take some big sister liberties LOL! 

Being as it was a masculine card, I distressed the edges, added different textures and used twine instead of ribbon.  A star with a button finished things off nicely.

The rest of the Design Team has some fabulous cards for your inspiration.


Each week Keesh will select a winner and an honorable mention and post their cards on the Inkspirations Challenge blog.  We'd love to see your card posted as a winner, so come on over and join us in the fun!

Look forward to seeing and commenting on your creations.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous weekend :)

What's In It?
Paper: Night of Navy, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzaz
Accessories: PTI Number Dies, Labels 4 Nestie, Stampin' Up Large and Small Oval Punches, Stampin' Up Distressing Tool,  Sizzex Star Die, Crimper, Scor-Pal, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Twine, Button, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


H2 :) said...

These colours do make an awesome masculine card Marisa! Love your big swiss dotted numbers & the star, twine & button trim. Is the diamond texture from an embossing folder? All the texture is fantastic. Great card! Enjoy your weekend. :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, I don't think we ever grow out of the big sister "nudging"...I think our brothers still need it! This is a great card, Marisa...perfect for a guy, especially one who maybe needs a little remembrance of what his age really is (literally, not mentally...haha!) Have a great weekend, my dear!

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, I love this!! Love all the different textures. Did you score the background - looks absolutely perfect!! Happy B-day to your brother! Have a great weekend :)

TannyP said...

I don't think he'll mind because this turned out beautifully =) Well, maybe he will, but I sure don' did your new dies proud!

Maureen said...

oh, cool!! You got the dies too!! Aren't they fun? Did you get the stamp set that goes with them? I'm sure he won't mind you proclaiming his age... or maybe just don't tell him!! I use the trick of telling people I'm 10 years older than I am so they say, "wow! you look fabulous for your age!" ;) Sunny skies so that means our basement floor gets poured! Will pop up and take another picture after school...then we're off to get flooring samples :) Hope yesterday went well at the trackmeet :)

ChristineCreations said...

Such fun colors together Marisa...and the layout really works well with the number centre stage...he'll never forget how old he is :)

Emily Keaton said...

What an incredibly fun and very cool card!! Love those big numbers. Great idea using them for this card. And I spy some crinkled paper! Looks like your paper crimper got a workout. :)

Benzi said...

Another wonderful, masculine card. I'm almost sure Big Brother will like his card...hope he doesn't find out you showed his age to the world. LOL

Anonymous said...

Another perfect man's card Marisa; so sophisticated and stylish - unlike the ones I make! Love the colour scheme, distressing and all the details. xx

Dawn B. said...

Number dies would be so fun to have. I love this idea for a birthday card. My son still thinks I am 32 so he could use those numbers..haha. Your brother will love this.

Viv said...

Colours I would never put together have just been transformed into a little work of art Marisa!! Beautiful take on the challenge! I LOVE it! Hugs Viv xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous card - I wish that was my number! :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Fabulous birthday card and am lovin' those big numbers! Love the fun color combo you used and the twine always works on masculine cards in lieu of ribbon!

Beedubya said...

So cool! Love the big numbers and the butcher's thread. Wonderful! xoxo B.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

LOL I bet he will give you a hard time putting his age on there. But its very fun and a great card.

Carrie Gaskin said...

These colours are perfect for a guy and this card is fantastic. I love all the little added details, Marisa.