Wednesday 9 December 2015

TMR - Theme ....

.... Good morning!  It's time for our new challenge over at The Male Room.  We've a theme challenge for you this time - and I'm not giving any awards for anyone who's guessed it!  Yes, our theme for the next couple of weeks is to make a CHRISTMAS OR SEASONAL GREETINGS project.  It doesn't have to be Christmas, any of the December holiday festivals is acceptable, but your project MUST have a masculine feel.  Here's my card:

Joy to the World - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Winnie & Walter - Comfort & Joy; Uniko - Simply Said Christmas
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Brilliance - Galaxy Gold
Dies: Winnie & Walter - Joy Cutaway
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Kaisercraft DP - A Touch of Gold

I've made a really clean and simple card.  I used my new die cut for the word "joy" which I cut out of black and gold design paper - love the bold, graphic look.  I used some design paper to cover the card. Using my MISTI I positioned all the stars, inked them up and stamped them twice to give good ink coverage (particularly of the gold).  Then I stamped the words "to the world" and finally I adhered the die cut word.  This got the masculine seal of approval when Jonathan said how much he likes this one!  On the inside I cut a mat layer of design paper and added a simple Christmas greeting.

I used colours from a recent Colour Throwdown Challenge - CTD#371 and I'm submitting this to Addicted to CAS - ATCAS#78 where the cue word is JOY!  I'm also playing along with Happy Little Stampers Christmas - HLSDecXmas where they would like to see stars!

Joy to the World inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsJoy to the World sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I'm sorry about the glare on the foiled pattern, but I had to use the flash on my camera yesterday to take the photos, so dark here, even in the morning!!  I did manage to take another photo of the card at an angle so that you can see the paper better:

Joy to the World detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Do visit our blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the team.  You've got plenty of time to play along with this challenge, it's the only one we're having this month.  Deadline for submission is midnight Tuesday 29th December (7.00pm EDT).  The challenge winners will be announced when we come back in the New Year.  And that's all for now!  See you soon, I'll be back with another card in the 12 Days of Creepmas Blog Hop!



Louise van Vuren said...

Wow! Love the grid lines, which really give the masculine feel to this card. The choice of paper for JOY was inspired too. Looks fab in the DT showcase
Louise xx

Jane said...

A real stunner! Love that diecut joy and think I recognise the foiled paper and grid - using it it my December Daily.

Barb Ghig said...

Stunning card, Deborah! I love the gold pattern on your die cut sentiment and your gold stars are just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

MaryH said...

This is a wonderful masculine card, but truly, would work for either gender. Love the way you've played up the design of the DP with that bold die. Also great Misti work with the golden stars...and I liked the graphic look of the gridded dp. TFS and joining in with the HLS December Christmas Challenge. Merry Christmas

Linda said...

Gorgeously elegant! Esp love the mix of elements!

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