Wednesday, January 20, 2021

TCC147 The Road Less Traveled

Hey there, everyone!  Wednesday brings us  anew Card Concept challenge...this week it's a great one for masculine cards!  What do you think?


I do not have any globe or travel stamps that would fit the theme that this photo evoked, so instead, I went with the brown hues I found in this cool DSP:

I would call this style shabby and vintage; I did find a map stamp, which I stamped on some tan DSP in Stazon ink and diecut with a Stitched Shape die, then shaded it with a sponge dauber to give it that vintage look:

I added an embellishment with some twine ribbon and two silver brads, as a nod to that silvery lampshade in the photo!  The sentiment was stamped with my Stamparatus and gives that "travel" feeling to the card as well:

Since there was a wee bit of blue in the DSP, I mounted it on a Marina Mist card with an Early Espresso mat.  This is a tad larger than a regular A4 card; when we cleaned out my dad's house a couple years ago, I found boxes of envelopes he had saved, and some of them are larger than standard, so I am trying to use a few of them up, as well as some of my retired supplies!

I added a birthday sentiment to the inside of this card and it's already in the mail!  Masculine cards are a bit of a challenge, so I was happy to be able to put this challenge to good use!  I hope you'll play along with our challenge!  Be sure to tell us what your "style" is (details listed on the Card Concept blog), then share it with us there too!  Can't wait to see it!

Lots of snuggling goin'on:

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"Do not be afraid.  These are the things you are to do:  Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts; do not plot evil against your neighbor, and do not love to swear falsely.  I hate all this," declares the Lord.    Zechariah 8:15-17

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Adventure Awaits, The Open Sea (both retired)
Card stock & Papers     Marina Mist (ret), Early Espresso, Forest DSP (ScrapBerry)
 Ink Stazon Black, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories Burlap Ribbon (ret), Silver Brads (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Sponge Dauber


Karen in Florida said...

I love your card! Although brown cards are not usually my style, I love all the texture and interesting add-ons you've used. The DSP is really fun.
Thanks for sharing!!!

I Card Everyone said...

I think it's fabulous, LeAnne!! What a cool DSP!

Beth Kochheiser said...

Love that card and I also am struggling with the need for masculine cards. Happily I have the retired things you used. Now I need to find some dsp that will work as well as yours! Love that brown & blue combo.

Linda Callahan said...

This is wonderful!

Bonnie said...

A wonderful masculine card, LeAnne! Love that paper and all the way you did the globe!

Lisa Elton said...

Wow, what great depth on that paper! This is terrific!

Lorraine said...

Super masculine card! Love that you chose to bring out the blue with the card base.