Friday 8 March 2019


Meet today's card.
A masculine card with a simple CAS design.

I needed a card for my husband's birthday.  He is a huge music fan and loves attending concerts.  This image from IO works so perfectly for a masculine card and for anyone who loves concert going.
So onto my card.

I began by pulling out my Rectangle Mask from A Colorful Life Designs.  These masks have pretty much found a permanent spot on my desk and are so great for creating cards with a border. It sure saves time and I don't have to fuss around with my Post it Tape.
I placed the mask over my white card front and started sponging on some DOX inks being sure to keep the colour just to the left side.  I used a small sponge dabber to apply the ink and chose colours that complimented each other.  When I was happy with the coverage, I added some details using the Grunge Dots stencil and more DOX inks.
Next, I place the piece inside my Misti and add more details by stamping some Graffiti along the left edge.  I stamped the image by inking with black Memento then clear heat embossed to help make it pop against the colourful background.
I added the sentiment, removed the mask and mounted it onto some orange cardstock then onto a plain white card.  

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- CREATE A SCENE
CAS on Fridays- EMBOSSED (Heat)
Time Out- UNIQUE

Stamps- Rock Silhouette (Impression Obsession); Graffiti (Kaisercraft); 
Happy Birthday (Studio G)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress Oxides- Spice Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); orange cs
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Rectangle Mask (A Colorful Life);
Grunge Dots (A Colorful Life); sponge dabber


Pat said...

This is such a strong image Karen and the bright stencilled background makes a bold contrast to the image. A fabulous card for your husband especially as he is a music fan. I bet he absolutely loved this. x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful card.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Wonderful - love your background.
Are the masks in plastic? Do they have "sticky" backs or basically stencils?

Cath Wilson said...

This is a fabulous card - great image, great design and brilliant background. It's so striking.
Cath x

Christine M said...

WOW Fantastic card Karen ... I know a few who would love this.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! LOVE the happy feel of a musician doing his "stuff" bet your hubby loved it.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

What a fun and cool take on our "Create a scene" challenge this week! Love your design so great for a man or boy!!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful masculine card and love the tones of orange/yellows. The layering effect looks fabulous and so does that striking silhouette. I bet your DH loved it x.

Christine Alexander said...

Karen, I really need to make myself one of these stencil. Beautiful background for your guitarist :)

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous male card Karen and such bold and bright colours, Kate x x

Loll said...

Fantastic card for your hubby, Karen. LOVE this guitar image and clear embossing it really does make it pop against the colourful background. These masks are meant to you!! How great to now have to pull out masking tape. I have looked at their store and there's lost of great stencils. xx

Cathy said...

Fabulous card Karen, you are such an enabler!! My wishlist has grown lol! Cathy x

Susan said...

Great masculine card, done in fabulous vibrant colours!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Fantastic card! I love the way you did the background, and the way it fades to the right. Great image. I am sure your husband will LOVE this. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Time Out!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautiful card , great background!!