Saturday, February 25, 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style: Masculine

We've come up with some masculine inspiration for you this week! Sharon has set up a Masculine section (listed under Occasions) in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store...all for your shopping ease! Check it out HERE.

Here's my design today:


I began by inking up JustRite's new "Seashell Bay Labels Twenty Two" seahorse image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring it with Copic Sketch markers. "Seashell Bay" matches Spellbinders "Labels Twenty Two" dies, just as the name implies, and makes for a swift and clean image panel.



I used Bo Bunny's "Timepiece" decorator paper, but did overstamp it with JustRite's new "Chevron Background Stamp." JustRite has a passel of new background stamps...see them HERE.  May Art's Natural Burlap String and a vintage button add a simple touch (keeping that man in mind).


All supplies (minus the Copics) are available from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

And...


As always, this is a Mystery Blog Candy, meaning the winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leaving a comment on each blog will greatly increase your chances of winning, but only one comment per blog, please. The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, February 28 and will be posted here on Sharon's blog on Wednesday or thereafter.






You must check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner!


Good luck!


Sharon Johnson - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Deb Saaranen (you're here!)
Holly McMillen

Thanks so much for stopping by today, please come back for next week's Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style on Saturday!

52 comments:

Playing with Paper said...

Love this card!! I am always stumped when it comes to making a masculine card. Thank you.

Carol L said...

What an incredibly fantastic card for men! I'm such a huge fan of chevrons, and I LOVE how you stamped the background on dsp that's awesome to begin with! Great coloring and design for this amazing card!! WOW!

Jerri Kay said...

A fabulous masculine card Deb, I love the nautical theme. The cord is absolutely perfect!

Stacey Mowery said...

Great masculine card----I always want to add ribbon to cards, but just doesn't seem manly. The twine is perfect! I'll be remembering that!!!

Grace said...

Oh what a perfect masculine card Deb! Love the twine, eyelet and button! Love the dp! Perfect guy card!!!

StampnInkLady said...

Fabulous card Deb! Very Masculine!
Lori R.

Anonymous said...

I love the seahorse..perfect for a manly card. Thanks for sharing. Would love to win the "candy" Barb Shelton

Luanne said...

Love your card! LOL, I just posted on Sharon's Blog thinking it was yours... You guys are both great and so full of inspiration. This is an awesome masculine card, TFS!

Sue D said...

Great masculine card--love the chevron background.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Fabulous masculine card . Thanks for sharing
Marilyn

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous and very timely! I need to make a masculine birthday card TODAY! -Mary R.

Anonymous said...

Verrrrrry nice card. I do like that chevron.
Jean McGee

Darlene G said...

Great masculine card.

Nan G said...

Fantastic guy card! Am loving the new background stamps from JustRite and appreciate the chance to win some!

Sherry P said...

Great card! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love how you colored this super cool image! The twine is a great accent and love that fab button!! Great card. Oh, and of course, yummy candy!

Peggy said...

Great job. Masculine cards are always a challenge for me.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

cgigler said...

Deb, love this card! Thanks for sharing.

Rosemary said...

wow...stunning card! i love how you used the twine!

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful! I love the accent that the natural burlap provides on this masculine card!

Rebecca W said...

Wonderful card. I really like the background.

Diana N. said...

Another wonderful masculine card! Great chevron background!

Carol E said...

Great card love the masculine look, thank you so much for sharing it.

Cards By Jan said...

Ohhhh, Love this Deb!! great fantastic masculine card... hugs

Marisa said...

Love how you used the twine! Great masculine card.

Charlotte said...

Great masculine card. I'm always needing ideas for the guys. Love the chevron - and, the twine and button really work so well for that manly touch! Thanks for sharing.

lisa808 said...

Chevrons, twine, and the sea--perfect combo and card for a man (or woman!).

Carla S. said...

Wonderful masculine card, Deb! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Jo said...

Great card! Love the twine usage!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Perfect! I love the twine! Very masculine!

Caryn S said...

I just love this stamp set and what a great card you have made with it. The way the string echoes the rope in the stamp is fantastic!

jean w. said...

Nice card Deb! Certainly can use some masculine inspiration! Thanks!

Juanita B said...

This is an awesome card, one a woman would LOVE giving {at least I would}. I like the way you stamped over the background paper and the coloring you did on the seahorse. TFS.

jasann said...

Love these cards!!! Have more males than females in my family, so am always looking for masculine style cards, Thanks for the inspiration

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Deb! This is fabulous! I love the stamped image and your rich brown colors. Thanks so much for sharing your talents wih us!

Linda Carson said...

Wonderful nautical card! Beautifully design using the cord! Great job!

Linda Carson said...

Wonderful nautical card! Beautifully design using the cord! Great job!

kathy s said...

as usual you have excelled- great card- love the chevron background.

Lynne said...

Love the card and the way you overstamped the designer paper with the chevron stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

Great card- the image is perfect for a masculine card- those are always so challenging. I really like the use of the background chevron stamp on the PP. Very striking!

Janet L. said...

This card is terrific!! I love the manly button and twine, the colors, the stamps and all! I'm always on the lookout for masculine stamps and love these!!

Betty Neville said...

Awesome masculine card! The cording is the perfect embellishment!

Luanne said...

beautiful! just love the color of your card and the stamped pattern. And love the center image.

Holly aka Toy said...

Oh my! I wanted to use this set, too, but I'm glad I waited! Now I see how to do it justice!! Amazing card, my friend!

Lynda said...

What a 'handsome' card! Great choice for a masculine card...they are the MOST difficult!

Lynda said...

What a 'handsome' card! Great choice for a masculine card...they are the MOST difficult!

Shona said...

Oh Wow ! I have to get this stamp. I love what you did. It's perfect for the men in my life!

marcelle schauer said...

Living near the ocean I just adore this card. I can see many of my friends recieving one like this in the near future. Love the colors to this beauty, great job.

Karen in KY said...

What a great card! Love the seahorse - and the button.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Karen

Dee N said...

Wow, lovely card. I really like how you stamped the background on DSP. Fantastic idea.

Luanne said...

Deb, I've chosen you as one of the favorite blogs I get inspiration from! You can read about the "Liebster Award" on my blog. Thank you so much!

Karen W said...

Beautiful on both of them. I love ideas for masculine cards also. Gorgeous creations!