Saturday, 1 June 2013

A Blog Named Hero - It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World


I'm so excited to be a (temporary) member of the DT at A Blog Named Hero. Congratulations to Kelly, who had baby Nathaniel last week. And thanks to Linda and Mary Dawn for asking me to fill in for Kelly while she's on maternity leave!

Today's challenge is to make a masculine card.


Just in time for Father's Day! I kept it simple and stamped a pattern using a background stamp and then shaded it with Copic markers to make it look 3D.

I snipped up my sentiment so that I could stack the words. It really makes these clear stamps even more versatile - I just lined them up on my grid paper desk pad, pressed the acrylic block down on them and voila, perfectly placed sentiment!

I hope you'll get a chance to play along with our masculine challenge! You can win a $25 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp!

ETA - Whoops, I goofed! The challenge doesn't go live until 5:00, so please act surprised when you see it later today at ABNH!

Here are the supplies I used:

24 comments:

Neets B said...

This is great, Ardyth. That background looks really effective coloured in the way you have. I love the tones too :) x

shirley-bee said...

Very smart card! Love your placement of the chevrons, and the 3D effect.

Lynn said...

I love the subtle touch of gray in the pattern. Fabulous guy card!

Deepti said...

Oh my God the 3D effect is terrific :) love it :)

Mary Ann said...

Awesome!Very pretty,love the colors!!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the effect of the grey shading.

Lesley said...

Congrats Ardyth! Love the chevron! Very classy!

stempelomi said...

fabulous card!
Thanks for your comment on my blog...oh yes,a german teacher lesson *lol* ... and you are right...klare Formen means clear design,and kräftige Farben means bright colors!

And YES ... this Hero Arts stamps are absolutely necessary!!

I wish you a wonderful birthday week,

Hugs,Beate

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is SO striking, Ardy! I love it. That stamping is masterful and flawless! I clip up my clears, too; it really worked for your amazing design here!!

Hannelie said...

You just make it look so easy!
Beautiful job!

Geri said...

OH MY GOODNESS! This is spectacular! I seriously thought that it was a foil paper embellishment that had actual folds in it! I have been studying the image for five minutes and just realize that it's all about how you colored each line (off set).

Seriously, did you know how to do this or just happen upon it? Perfect placement of the sentiment!

Wow!

Geri said...

Oooops! In my excitement of your seeing your card, I forgot to mention congrats on your temp DT duties! They are so lucky to have working with them :)

Happy Dance said...

What challenge?! teehee. Love this. Perfect coloring on this. And dang, super straight too! ABNH is lucky to have you, if only for a bit. Way cool girlfriend. Love this card, totally. Bev

Sian Ridley said...

Oooh, this is so elegant and sophisticated...I love it! Congratulations on your DT position, I honestly don't know how you keep up!! :)

Skye said...

Fabulous card. A very cool card for a man. Love the shading

Kylie said...

Congratulations on your (temp) DT position. :) Your card is lovely - simple and elegant! Can you say elegant for a masculine card? Either way, I think it is a great card!

Gabby said...

VERY COOL card! Great design and I love the stripes. I did think they were dimensional. Wish I could "shade" that way. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great masculine card! Congrats on the newest gig -- you are a busy stamper! :)

Kim Heggins said...

Oh, wonderful man's card...those colors and the fabby design. I many just have to make my husband another Father's Day card, this is so perfect!

Michelle Liimatainen said...

GORGEOUS cards. I love that graduation one so much!!!! :)

Barb Ghig said...

What a great way to add dimension to a card...Love the sophistication and clean design, Ardyth!

Joyce said...

Congratulations to you for your new post at ABNH. And, this is a super card.

Jenny said...

Oh my, Does it ever look 3D!! What a brilliant card, I want to reach out and touch it :0)

Angela said...

This is simply HANDSOME, Ardyth!