Wednesday 11 April 2018

TMR - Theme ......

.... Hi! I'm sorry, I thought I was going to get back on track with regular posts, but then Easter arrived and spring break. So we went away for a week and had a super fun time with pretty much no Internet! Anyway, I'm back today with my card for our new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#83. For the next couple of weeks, we want your masculine projects to feature SYMMETRY! I'm sure that word brings back memories of finding lines of symmetry in shapes during maths lessons - it did for me!! So that's what I played with - shapes and lines! I actually made a set of four cards, but only finished one:

Hugs - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Hip to be Square
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Winnie & Walter Cutaways - Hugs
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Black, Tranquil Tide; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella - Clear

I really like this stamp from Paper Smooches (now discontinued) as it makes super simple cards. You can leave the squares plain or colour them in a pattern, which is what I did. I used two shades of purple and created a symmetrical pattern. If you ignore the sentiment, you can fold the printed image vertically or horizontally and it will be symmetrical. I layered the finished panel on some green card and adhered it to the front of a white card. I finished this card by adding a simple greeting - I die cut it several times, in green, white, and black and layered them. I offset the white and black die cuts to create a shadow effect. I also added a touch of sparkle to the green word - just because it's a card for a guy, doesn't mean you can't have sparkle!!! On the inside, I cut a mat layer of dark green card and attached a white panel but have left it blank for my own message. I'm submitting this card to The Paper Players - PP#388.

Hugs sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I mentioned earlier that I made four cards - here are the other three:

Squares 1 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Squares 2 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Squares 3 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I had fun colouring in the squares and creating different patterns. These cards have all gone into my stash and I'll add greetings as I need them. Don't forget to visit our blog to see more cards from the rest of the Design Team and also from our guest designer Majda. You've got plenty of time to play along with the challenge, submission deadline is midnight (BST) on Tuesday 24th April (that's 7.00pm EDT in the States). See you soon.



Jan Clothier said...

A perfect pairing of challenges, Deborah. The mathematician in me likes this arrangement of squares! The curvy sentiment softens the lines and the way you'v used the colours is lovely. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

Annie S. said...

Love the graphic look of this card and you nailed our color challenge this week! Thanks for sharing over at The Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

Very cool! I saw that Symmetry challenge and just could not come up with an idea for it at all, so this is fun to see! Love the different colors and how you added the "hugs"! Thanks for playing with my lavender challenge this week at the Players!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a clever take on The Male Room challenge Deborah and beautifully done.
Faith DT

wienerhoneymooners said...

This card DEFINITELy inspired me to JOIN the Male Room Challenge!! LOVE the clean look and lines and the great sentiment!

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