Grey Wolf

Thursday, February 23, 2012

My first card made in my new craft studio!  I'm just so excited!  I cannot believe how much easier it is to find things, move around, do things, EVERYTHING.  Such a joy!

This card is for my oldest son's 20th birthday.  He is out in Oklahoma, so we will miss being able to celebrate with him.  So, I wanted to make something grown up masculine but also with something that is him.  He has always been an animal/nature lover so the wolf is perfect for him.

Lately I have been very obsessed with everything Taylored Expressions.  So, I decided to use their sketch challenge for this week for the card.  It is clean and simple and works great for masculine cards.Then, over at The Paper Players, the challenge was to make a masculine card with clean and simple lines.  Finally, my colors were inspired by the color challenge at City Crafter.

As you can see the card is very clean and sleek. I embossed the black background to give more depth to the card.   Also for more depth, I crimped the kraft scalloped border and added more kraft behind the sentiment, which I punched the sides of with the scallop punch and also crimped.  I couldn't decide whether to put any embellishments along the cloth ribbon.  I finally chose one brad to put in the center underneath the sentiment and added a metal round paper clip for a little extra man touch.


Stamps:  Sentiment  (Inkadkinadoo); Wolf digital stamp (M&M Designz).
Paper:  Buttercream, black and kraft cardstock.  DP - Little Black Dress (Basic Grey).
Ink:  Copics for image.  Tuxedo Black ink (Memento).
Extras:  Labels die (Spellbinders); diamond emboss folder(Provo Craft) scallop border punch; paper crimper; cotton ribbon; brown brad; brown paperclip ring.

Thanks for stopping by!


LeAnne said...

This is a fabulous card--what a great sketch! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is awesome, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Ros said...

I love it!! Fabulous card and beautifully done ... many thanks for playing along at CCCB

Lesley said...

What a beautiful card! That wolf is coloured perfectly, your son will love it. I am envious of your new craft room, I can't wait to get mine set up too! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful card, I love the image it is so

Ann Schach said...

Wow! What an awesome masculine card! I love the layout and the coloring! The plaid paper is fabulous! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hooray for a creating in a new space! This is a fantastic "guy" card with so many great details. Your shading is great on the wolf image. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Linda R said...

What a wonderful image.. Your card look wonderful.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

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