My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

You've been on my mind...

Hi Everyone,

I think this serene scene in today's focal stamp from DRS Designs is perfect for those difficult masculine cards. I'm always struggling when it comes to making those, so I played off the image and made a nautical looking card.
I colored the Seaside Dock with my Copic markers and used the Dot Ribbon Edger stamp in the background, since I thought it looked a bit like ripples in the water. (Just and FYI...The edger stamp is a 2 for 1 stamp. It's paired with a great border of Christmas lights!) I added a strip of dry embossed stars, and a punched border that I embellished with a gel pen and wrapped it with some twine. Twine and buttons seem to be my go to embellishment when it comes to cards for men.

The On My Mind Greeting works for any number of occasions and you can find more wonderful stamps in the new releases section at DRS Designs.

Have a great day!

Challenges for this card:
Come and Get It- Masculine
2 Sisters-Anything Goes
Catch the Bug-Anything Goes
Emergency Crafters-Bold and Bright
Cute Card Thursday-One for the Boys

Details not listed above- Paper: The Paper Company, Twine: Nestabilities, Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug, Ink: Memento, Stampin' Up!, Punch: EK Success, White gel pen.


Shona Erlenborn said...

Great card Karin - perfect for the fellows in our life! It reminds me of one of the little harbors in Fife - that may have to go on my list! TFS

Emily Leiphart said...

This is fabulous, Karin! I love the idea of a scene for masculine cards. The water stamped on the back panel is perfect, too. Does this remind you a little of the coastal villages in Italy? ;)

Brenda said...

So soft and pretty, yet masculine at the same time.

1CardCreator said...

Great guy card and I love the layered twine too!

Cheryl said...

This is such a lovely image. You colored it beautifully. Your clean design really shows it off.

Jacqui Hall said...

What a lovely thinking about you card. Thanks for joining us at Emergency Crafters and good luck. Jax

Amanda R said...

Great card Karin! Nicely done for a "man card", not too many embellishments but not overly simple. Awesome colors and love the twine and the border you used.

Angelica Carballo said...

Hola!! Karin

Pretty card, I love the colors and sketch it's perfect
for man, your coloring is so good.


Judy McKay said...

Karin, your card is lovely. Like the sentiment that you have added to the design. Very fitting. Thank you for playing Come and Get it Challenges this week.

April said...

So bright and pretty! I love the layout too. Great job!

Anonymous said...

What a great card. I love the design. Thanks for taking the time to post on Our Come and Get It Challenge Blog this week.

TannyP said...

Twine is such a fabulous embellishment and I'm loving it every time I see it lately! This is gorgeous...and you're right - totally perfect for a manly card. Gorgeous job, Karin!

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Wonderful image, great job on your presentation of the card Karin!

Glad you joined us for the challenge at Come and Get It,.....Good Luck!


Gerlinde said...

Love all the elements on this! Great masculine card!

Gina Lindsay said...

Perfect masculine card. I love the colors and the twine is a great addition.

Monica said...

What a cool card... love the waves. I am trying to make a card for a male and struggling since the last three days.

Monica xxx

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