Thursday, September 27, 2012

Masculine Verve Birthday Card

  
This is the final Verve sketch for September.  This month always flies by being the first month of school with all the activities ramping up again.  The school year schedule has been set and here we go!!

I decided to go with a masculine theme for this card when I found this striped paper.  Matched it up with more yummy fall colours and then hand doodled the stitching around the sentiment panel.

The top right hand corner was just too plain for my linking (even for a masculine card) and since I couldn't make up my mind on what I wanted to use in the corner, I armed myself with my various options and took them downstairs for a family vote.  The consensus was the leaves with the button.  Took their vote and ran with it.  Anyone else recruit their family for decisions on cards?!  They are a great cure for indecisiveness LOL!

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Happy Birthday To You Plain Jane and Best Dad (Verve) 
Paper: Costco Paper Pack, Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Cream Linen 
Ink: Black, VersaMark 
Accessories: Classy Label and Ribbon Banner Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), Scalloped Border Punch (Stampin' Up), Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart), Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Brown Half Pearls, Dimensionals 

16 comments:

Marianne said...

Wonderful card, Marisa. Love how you have used fall colours to create a masculine card. And yes, I do consult my husband sometimes regarding the cards I'm making LOL. He's always very supportive and loves what I'm creating.

Lynn said...

Love the stripes on the patterned paper...bold yet clean! Gorgeous Marisa.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous man card, love this

Maureen said...

you've got the masculine vibe going on! Always nice to have those in the stash :)

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful use of the sketch and masculine card! I like the leaves with button!!

scrappingnana said...

Great masculine card. I like the colors and the leaves with the button. I sometimes ask my daughter for her take on a card I am making and often like her opinions.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome masculine card and great sketch.

Susan (rainy) said...

Fabulous job with this sketch! Love the colors.. great guy card.

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh MY! I LOVE this! Awesome job with the sketch!

Benzi said...

Love the striped paper and that wonderful ribbon banner. I may have told you doodling scares me...somewhat the way skewed panels used to scare you. LOL

I ask my hubby for his opinion on cards occasionally. Sometimes, I take his advice and sometimes not.
So, I guess the question now is why I ask. Maybe just to see if he agrees with me. LOL

Darlene Gabriel said...

I used to ask my son for his opinion all the time (he was still living at home when I started out making cards). He is an artist so I really valued his opinion and I do miss that so much now.
This is a wonderful masculine card - great job on the doodling. I'm with Benzi-- doodling scares me.

Wanda Cullen said...

What a fabulous masculine card! Your family had good advice...the leaves w/button is a great corner touch!

Patrice said...

Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/09/52-card-pickup-week-39.html

Lee-Anne said...

Fabulous colors! That is the perfect embellie IMHO, Marisa! Love how you doodled around the sentiment panel!

Betty Wright said...

Awesome colors and I love how you faux stitched the label frame! Terrific card, Marisa!

Andrea Ewen said...

Lovely Fall colors...your card is a wonderful reminder of why I love this time of year~