This week's challenge over at CASology is rather simple ... Masculine!
If you're a bit like me, your inside voice just said "yeah, right!". Masculine cards are definitely a challenge for me!
But that didn't stop me from wanting to play along this week, so as soon as I got home I rummaged through my stamp collection and immediately focused on this Deep Red image. Well, that's fine & dandy, but then I had to go on another search & destroy mission to find an appropriate sentiment (you should see my craft room now - ha!). This little gem was hidden away in an old bin of stamps I purchased back when I began this little hobby, and my card idea took hold. I also reacquainted myself with some fabulous stamps I own that I've completely forgotten about :-)
A strip of Basic Grey leopard print DP coordinates with the embossing folder I used on the kraft panel to form the base of my card.
I inked up my stamp image with Distress Vintage Photo, then added black ink lightly with a sponge dauber. The image was then cut with a stitched square die and mounted on black cardstock. The sentiment panel was accented top & bottom with a stitch design to give it a bit of interest.
This week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge also fits the bill for this card: Animal Magic. And since my leopard definitely plays nice, I'm going to send him over there to play along with all the other "animal" creations ;-)
This is the perfect card for my DH this weekend as he celebrates both his Birthday as well as Father's Day!
Stamps: Deep Red Leopard; Michael's Dollar stamp sentiment
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square Dies; My Favorite Things Basic Stitch Lines Die-namics