Thursday, October 15, 2009

A New Challenge Find!

Hi Stamping Friends!

Well I'm so excited, because I found a new challenge blog!  And heaven knows I need more challenges to partcipate in!  :)  It's a Dutch blog called Cards & Things.  Doesn't their blog header look a little familiar?  This week they offered a sketch challenge:

It's a very masculine (to me!) sketch with no scallops, flowers, or frills.  This reminded me of the Color Throwdown Challenge CTD64 which is also perfect for a guy.  

So this is the manly (is that even a word?) card I came up with:

This would be a great card for a teenage guy, or an old surfer like my hubby!  Guy cards are always a little difficult.  You can give any woman a card with a flower on it, but you can't give just any man a card with a surfer on it.  KWIM?  My brothers, for instance would rather have a card with an old car or shiny truck on it.  But I haven't come across any stamps that have cool looking Peterbilts on them! 
The Extreme Surfer is stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The DSP is retired Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper.  I miss this paper!  The card base is Basic Black, with a layer of Sahara Sand.  The Twill Tape adds some texture, as does the black button which is also retired.  I roughed up the edges of the Baha Breeze circle with my Distressing Tool and then sponged the edges with ink.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Pretty simple!  And manly!

Extreme Surfboard  #115173  $8.95

Cutter Kit  #106958  $16.95

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Christa said...

Nice card you made for a guy Kristal! Thanks for playing along!

Krista said...

You did a great job with the challenge !
Love your header ;-0
Thanks for playing !!!

Broni said...

Your card looks great! Just perfect for a guy of any age! Thanks for playing in the Color Throwdown with us!

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE your card! The surfer image in black is just too cool!

LeAnne said...

I love love love this card! Yes, manly is a word and this definitely a manly, boyly (now that is NOT a word) guy-ish card! Wonderful take on the colors and the sketch! A winner in my eyes!