Wednesday 29 October 2014

TMR - Wood .....

.... Hello!  You guys certainly had lots of fun with our Halloween theme last time.  And now it's time for our new challenge at The Male Room.  For the next couple of weeks we'd like you to use the theme WOOD on your projects.  You can use real wood or you can go faux, but your project has to have a masculine feel.  I had fun and actually made two cards:

Super Hero - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Man of the Hour, Wood Grain, USA 1776; Stampin' Up! - Happiest Birthday Wishes
Inks: SU - Blackberry Bliss
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stitched Rectangles #3
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Blackberry Bliss; EK Success Punch - Notebook; BARC Wood Paper - White Birch

I used the sketch from CAS - Colours & Sketches - CASC&S#97 for the layout.  I kept the card really clean and simple.  The wood on this card is both real - the die cut panel is wood paper and faux - stamped chevron arrows. I stamped the main sentiment directly on the wood - you can see a little feathering where the ink has been absorbed by the wood, but it's quite sharp.  I stamped the birthday sentiment on some scrap card, cut it to size and adhered it behind the wood panel.  I made the horizontal strip by stamping the chevrons on white card, cutting to size and then adhering them to a punched border.  The wood panel was adhered with dimensional tape.  On the inside I cut a panel of blackberry card.  On the white card I stamped a firework burst (fourth generation image) and then a birthday greeting.

Super Hero inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

 My next card has a nautical theme and has a real wood panel too. 

Oh the Places - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Tying the Knot, Ocean Bound
Inks: SU - Island Indigo, Mossy Meadow
Dies: WMS - Ocean Bound
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Island Indigo; BARC Wood Paper - Cherry

For this card I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch - CTS#97.  I cut a two inch piece of cherry wood for the central panel and used the die to cut out two ship wheels.  I stamped two wheels in blue and green and then cut them out with the die, I adhered them to the card with dimensional tape.  I added some interest to the front by stamping ropes down the edge of the card and the wood panel.  I finished the front with a simple sentiment stamped on white card, trimmed to size and then cut flags in both ends - attached with dimensional tape.  On the inside I made mat of blue card and stamped a simple greeting on the white card.

Oh the Places inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

For more inspiration projects featuring wood check the blog to see what my team mates have made.  Have fun!



Julia Aston said...

Nice use of wood on these masculine cards Deborah - these stamp sets are great for the guy cards!

Vicki Dutcher said...

That wood panel on your nautical card is perfect

Jeanne J. said...

Wonderful way to incorporate the wood grain in to your photos Deborah! It pairs perfectly with the masculine themes, and looks wonderful stamped!

Patricia H. said...

Two very nice masculine cards! I'm glad you let the sketch from CC&S inspire you! Thanks for joining in our challenge this week.

Leigh Penner said...

What wonderful masculine cards! Great takes on the sketches!

Louise van Vuren said...

Apologies for the late visit. Thank you for playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS C&S, Deborah.
Also love both of these cards for the Male Room, they are such good masculine cards

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Both cards are wonderful! The sentiment are great! Great job on both sketches.

Monika Reeck said...

the first birthday card I love the sentiment and the purple things behind it the second card you are so clever...I never think to use that sketch and making manly card..a clever manly card you made Deborah and the third one simple but so CAS and lovely..I love all your card in this post...I joined too the Male Room challenge hope you like to see my card and leave me some love too Deborah..hugs, Monika

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