Sunday, November 4, 2012

MANLY STRIPES

I got a chance to make a card this morning.  It's always a good day when it starts with a card.  I've been thinking about what elements I would want in a CAS masculine card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  When I saw the colors for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge, I knew they would be perfect for a masculine card.  

Here's what I came up with:


I used a textured paper for the card base.  The rectangle is very vanilla.  The stripes are more mustard and old olive quarter inch strips.  I used dimensionals to pop the vanilla cardstock up on the base.  Keeping the design CAS and the colors masculine to combine the two challenges.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Big Hugs stamp set.

I changed up my photo location to try something my friend Wida blogged about earlier this week.  I usually use a photo tent and take pictures in my basement.  There isn't a lot of natural light in my basement.  Wida is using the light from a window to photograph her pictures and I thought I'd give it a try.  So far I'm happy with the picture quality using this method.  It was a cloudy day today and I still think the lighting on this picture is better than what I would have gotten using my light tent.  You can find Wida' post HERE

Here are the links to the CAS-ual Fridays and Play Date Cafe challenges:

CFC77



PDCC156

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card! 

 

15 comments:

Trina G said...

I reallu like this card - the colors, and simplicity makes for a perfect masculine card - great job!

Virginia L. said...

Love your take on the colors with this masculine card, Julie! Truly CAS and sophisticated! I love the shot of your card photo. Do experiment a bit till you are happy with a setting that works for you. So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Wida said...

hey!!! that was fun to read. I think this card has winning qualities, it's very manly! and I do like the quality of the photo. just a pinch brighter but fab overall!

Benzi said...

Very pretty and so classy, Julie. The colors are awesome and your photo looks great.

Pia S said...

The striped panel is very effective - it can't get any cleaner than this, such a clever and good looking design!

Joyce said...

Very striking masculine card.

Deb said...

Those striped panels and the colors you chose make this card a definite CAS winner! Fabulous choice. Thanks for playing along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

~amy~ said...

perfect masculine card! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a great masculine card! I love how you used the color story and am so happy you could play along with us at PDCC this week!

Angie Tieman said...

Love this CAS masculine card! The stripes and muted colors are so perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lynn said...

I love the bold stripes...perfect for a guy's card! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Mandy LaCroix said...

I love this card. Very clean and grabs your attention! I think I shall "pin it" for future reference, if you don't mind. :)

Great job!

Rachel W K said...

wonderful card that is manly and perfect for the color challenge! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Barb King said...

I like the simplicity and the colors. I take my photos in my diningroom with lots of natural light, and I also supplement with an Ott light, which a full spectrum light. Try lots of different things!

Benzi said...

Thanks, Julie. I'm so glad you liked my pumpkin card enough to pin it. I'm watching for a new card on your blog soon. :-)