Sunday, February 19, 2012

A CASE of a CAS {PP83}

Hey there friends! I'm sorry for being a little late with my card for The Paper Players today but I'm finally caught up!  Anne Marie has a great challenge for us this week... to create a Masculine Themed Clean-and-Simple Project.


Since I was a little short on time, I decided to CASE myself and created another CAS card using the Embossed Color Blocking technique as shown on Thursday's card.


This time, I used the colors of Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke and River Rock for my embossed panel.  Of course, the tree is from the classic stamp set, Lovely as a Tree, and it's stamped in Early Espresso...


...with a little River Rock ink added with a Blender Pen for shading.  The Houndstooth embossing folder seemed a fitting masculine texture and the Antique Brad was just enough "hardware" for embellishment.

Also, The Paper Players are are having a Design Team Call through Sunday, February 26th at Noon (PST)CLICK HERE for more information and to apply.  Be sure to check the rest of the fabulous Design Team inspiration at The Paper Players...come back and play with us until Friday, February 24th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by today!

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Supplies 
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes 
Ink: Early Espresso, River Rock, Always Artichoke
Paper: Early Espresso, River Rock, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Xtras: Labels Framelits; Antique Brads; 1 1/4" Square Punch (flagged end); Houndstooth Texture Impressions Folder; Blender Pen; Simply Scored board

11 comments:

Lesley said...

Just awesome Nance! That new technique is cool and one I am stashing away for a future project. Love the colours you chose and of course the tree is always a classic. Great man card!

LeAnne said...

Very cool....and definitely a stand-out masculine card!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance what a great card! Love the colors and the houndstooth embossed BG texture. That majestic tree is super for a manly look. You can't go wrong with "Lovely as a Tree" anything! What a great stamp set. Hugs

Nancy said...

Definitely worth waiting for, love the cut out frame showcasing the gorgeous tree.
I really like the score lines at the bottom of the card as well and the colors are very masculine, great job!

Anne Marie Hile said...

I love that you CASED yourself, Nance! But you know what they say...don't mess with a good thing. Love that design and how you were able to create two completely different cards in the same style. The colors, the texture and your choice of stamped image is absolutely perfect for a manly card. You rocked it, my friend!

Hope your weekend was great! Big hugs! :)

Ann Schach said...

Wow...this is awesome! I am going to have to CASE your CASE of a CAS!

Marisa said...

I reeeeally must get this set!! Such a fabulous card. Love the colour blocking and the texture.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is wonderful Nance! I like the textured blocks and the aperture and the tree is one of my favourite images.

Tara Bilbao said...

OOO Nance - I just love these colors and the technique. I am definitely going to have to CASE this one. I have some color combos that I want to try this with. Fabulous card!

Marie said...

Simply delightful card. Very masculine. Love your color palette.

Margaret said...

Another great card using this technique! Love the colors and the label frame is perfect for your tree! Such a great stamp set for guys!