Wednesday, May 8, 2013

SSCB#11 - Masculine Card

I can't believe we are on Challenge #11 already!  This week Serendipity Stamps's challenge is going to be a fun one...masculine cards.  I know I normally dread making them, no bows, no flowers, no glitter, but it is still possible to make a nice card for men or boys just by using a few stamps, die cuts and the right choice of card stock color.  Here is my card:

Kraft really is the most perfect color.  It can be paired with almost any combination and depending on the accent colors, make a card perfect for a either a man or woman.  Today I used some cute stamps from Serendipity that are perfect for any male, young or old.  What male doesn't love sports, all kinds, especially with all the cable sports available on television.  There is a game on just about every minute of the day.  This card uses Serendipity Baseball, Football, Basketball and Soccer Ball to make a fun border for my masculine card.  I cut a kraft star background with my Silhouette and adhered it with spray glue to the card base.  Then after stamping and embossing the basketball, just layered it over the background.  I think that basketball looks so real with the polkadot embossing.  Since all of these sports rely on referees, I decided to add a "referee" sentiment banner.  I cut the banner shape and added slivers of black cardstock to frame my sentiment (We Make A Great Team).  I think it looks a little like a referee uniform, don't you think?

Do you have a man in your life that deserves a nice card...remember Father's Day is coming up very soon.  If so, why not make a card and enter the Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge #11 and make a masculine card using at least one Serendipity stamp or die.  You have a chance to win a $20 certificate towards your next Serendipity order.   For a little more inspiration, here is a list of the other Serendipity Design Team members who also made masculine cards today.

Soccer Ball


Bike and Tandem Set


Deborah Frings said...

Great card! Love the textured background and the bold sentiment on the flag. Love all the different sport balls and the dots on the basketball - perfect!!

Joyce said...

What a great masculine card (or a card for my daughter!) I didn't even realize that Serendipity had all those sports stamps. Cute referee banner, too.

Jeanne J. said...

Look at you! More stamps that I don't have that now I absoutely need! The background is amazing and the sports balls look so cool stamped on the colored paper - I never would have thought of that!

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow this is such a great card Cathy. I love those sports stamps, and love how your banner mimics the ref jersey--Brilliant!

Miriam said...

Great playful card Cathy! Love all the texture!

Kim Heggins said...! What a card, so many sports, so little time. I love what you did for your background, I recgonize that from our Silhouette class, just perfect for your card.

Sharron said...

Wow, Cathy--this is SO COOL! You added some many fabulous details. The jersey banner against that wonderful embossed background is great. And how fun that your basketball has a bumpy texture!

Marybeth said...

I love your sport card! You nailed this masculine challange! Yes , the stripes are perfect for a ref. I love the way you embossed the basketball it looks so real ....great touch! This is a perfect fun , guy card. Always a game on over here too!

Pauline said...

Wow, look at all those amazing stamps you got on this fabulous creation! A great card for a special guy who loves his sports!