March 30, 2010

Masculine whimsy

I finally got up the nerve to start using my much coveted Wonderfully Whimsical set designed by uber-talented Becky Oehlers. Because these types of images are not my regular style I was intimidated, but I had so much FUN with these last night! I don't know why I waited!

This card is for a guy, so I tried to leave ribbon and "extras" off, but I couldn't resist a few buttons. For masculine cards I generally try to stick to few colors or a monochromatic color scheme, so the red, white and black seemd a good fit. I really like how I can stamp the tiny sentiments right into the sign on the house...fun, fun, fun! I was worried embossing would be difficult because of the small size of the stamps, but as you can see, it was not a problem and actually looks great.

Thanks for stopping by today!

28 comments:

kolling143 said...

You made this set more appealing to me.....this card is super cute!! Great job with the "masculiness"!!

Sue Ann said...

Dana I love this card. I look forward every morning to checking out what you have for us ....... dessert with no calories ....

Laurie said...

This is great Dana! I love the image stamped in white on black! The colors you chose are so cute!!

IamDerby said...

Love the color scheme on this Dana!

pattylt said...

This is so cute! I love the color combo you chose and it works so well with the stamp. That background just brings your eye into the focal and works perfectly. Very well done!

Janice {Nysse} said...

Neat card, I like the stamp set, but was not sure if I would get it as most have coloured the images with their copics and I don't have any of those...you did a great job with just a couple of accents!

Jackie Pedro said...

What a wonderful card, Dana! I love how you heat embossed on black! Love the colors....great masculine card!

megspaulding said...

Oh my goodness Dana, you shouldn't have waited so long... this card is fabulous! I would have never thought to go masculine with this set, wow, really a great job! Glad I inspired you to use it!

Terri said...

I would never have thought to use this set like that. Great idea though. Very cool!

Suzanne said...

Oh Dana, this is gorgeous. Love everything about it. So well done.

Belinda said...

Oh I love the white house against the black! So so so cute!

Sue Plote said...

OMG! Love it! It's perfect!

Anika said...

This is awesome! (Is awesome a good masculine descriptive word?) I love the color combo and the clean lines!

Taheerah said...

Oooh, I love the bright, bold colours on this Dana! The die cut focal point it striking and I love how you've only used part of the hill stamp. I've not inked this set up yet but I think it'll be next!

Jennifer K said...

This card is very cool, Dana. I love the red and black color scheme and the stamps are just so darn cute!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really pretty, and unique use of the set with the embossing, I LOVE it!

Becky said...

I have been waiting!!! Looks awesome!! Can't wait to see more! FUN!

Shiloh said...

So cute! I love the house and the sentiment on the scored paper underneath

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

Elle est splendide, ce mix de couleurs est vraiment somptueux, bravo

Marcie said...

Beautiful!!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm both happy and sad to hear that you know what we're going through. It's so nice to know that we're not the only ones dealing with some of this... but I hate that there are so many children going through these things!

Jana said...

I am so glad you posted on my blog because now I've found yours! This is a great card.

Mara... said...

this is wonderful!! I love the colors and the embossing. Great masculine card!

Regan said...

aaaah pure perfection!!

Tina said...

wow - what a great card...love male cards...great job. I became a follower so I can keep in touch..
xo
tina
mommy scraps alot

Cheryl said...

I love it. It looks like a little chalkboard. I love the variety of your cards.

Jessica said...

Wow, Dana, you've been busy! i haven't been on here in awhile... Your cards, as always, are beautiful. They look really clean and professional! Awesome, awesome work.

Diane said...

What a fantastic guy card! Very well done!

Val said...

Dana, This is adorable. You've got me re-thinking this set. I love this card.