Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Men in Paradise

Still working on my men's basket of cards!!!  There is a great sketch at Playing in Paradise this week and so I decided to use this sketch to make another men's card.


The stamps are from the "It's a Guy Thing" set from Raisin Boat.  The kraft paper was stamped with Adirondack Espresso ink using different sentiments from the set. The chair was paper pieced with paper from the Paper Studio. The rug is an oval die cut that has been snipped with scissors around the edge to make fringe. HA stamp was used to give a faux wallpaper effect on the top wall section. Dye inks on pieces of Cut 'N Dry were used for the floor, lower wall and to highlight the wood grain on the cream panel behind the image. The wood grain is from a PTI embossing plate. (FYI..if you LIGHTLY mist the piece of paper with water before using the embossing plate, you get a much deeper impression...wink) A Copic marker was used to add a little distressing to the well worn, comfy chair.

This is the sketch that was used to create this card.


Back to creating cards  in my Butterfly Garden.

17 comments:

fairyrocks said...

Wonderful Man card. They can be hard to create. Well done indeed. Thank you for playing in paradise with us this week

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh Marie this is my dad up one side and down the other LOL!! What a fun card ;)

Beebeebabs said...

Love your card - great job tfs!!!

Cindy C. said...

Great masculine card!!

Davi said...

What a cool man card~~ The layers and chair are fun and that rug is just about the most clever creation!!

Sue Lelli said...

Marie, what a GREAT chair for Dad's Day! GREAT card!

Debbie said...

This is an awesome masculine card!!!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and absolutely perfect for a man
luv
Debby

onecraftymama said...

Yay! So glad you played along with us this week, Marie :) I love the rug - how stinking clever is that?? The details are just awesome - the woodgrain, perfect sponging, 'guy-appropriate' embellies...love it!

Pauline said...

What a fab card for a guy, I love that chair image, and the lovely papers.

Angela said...

Relax...and put your feet up.... That must be a guy thing, right?! Cute card, Marie!

Angela Fehr said...

This is a great card! I love the way you followed the sketch but added so many cute little touches. The fringe is genius!

Allison said...

What an awesome take on the sketch...love all that piecing you did! Thanks for playing at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous masculine card, I love the papers you used. Thank you for Playing in Paradise.

Karla Yungwirth said...

Congrats on your win! Love your card!

Cheryl said...

Fantastic card for your man basket! The rug is awesome, and I love the little newspaper rolled up on the floor. In my house, though, it would be strewn all over the kitchen table, the floor, and the furniture!!!

Kathy said...

This is fun. Love how you've stamped the sentiments on the kraft, great idea. The well worn recliner is the cutest thing, love it!