Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Masculine Card

I have a difficult time creating masculine cards, just like many of you, but using this fun paper from Simple Stories made it easier this time. It's a 6x6 paper pad I picked up the other day called, Harvest Lane.

I pulled out my new hexagon dies and had some fun putting them together to create a birthday card for a friend of ours. The sentiment is Hero Arts, from their Good Friends clear set.



With the hexagons repeating across the card, I thought I'd give it a go and enter it into the Moxie Fab World's Card Design Handbook Week: Repetition Challenge. If you haven't picked up this issue yet, I highly recommend it! So many fab cards and wonderful tips and lessons for cardmakers like me who struggle with designing a card. I seriously think it's their BEST EVER issue! I was especially inspired by Kimberly Crawford's card on page 60.

That's it for me tonight. I have one more day of work then I'm off for 9 days! Another "stay at home vacation" - just love those! Hope you all have a fun weekend! :)



34 comments:

Laura B. said...

Love the hexagons for a masculine card!

Lynn said...

Awesome masculine card...and can I please come take vacation with you? We can just craft all day :)!!

Dawn said...

what a fabulous card Barb. Lovely PP that really made the card sing. Nice to have a stay at home break. I'm taking a 7 days overseas winter break at the end of next week.... Hope you get lots of crafty time

Karen B. said...

Have an amazing vacation Barb! I hope that translates into more fabulous cards for us to see. This one is so bold, perfect for the man!

Efrat said...

Beautiful card. Love the pattern paper you used. Have a great vacation.

Kathy Humphrey said...

Absolutely amazing masculine card, Barb!! I wasn't a fan of hexagons but you've given me a reason to like them now...they work perfectly for guy cards!
Hope your staycation is wonderful:)

Anita Rex said...

Yay for 9 days off! Whooo hooo! Love this card, I think it's masculine! Hexagons to the rescue with making a hard masculine card!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Happy Vacation Barb!! Great masculine card with the geometric shapes.

CinnamonSally said...

Great card Barb, love all your gorgeous paper hexagons. Have a great vacation.

Bethany Stellpflug said...

lovely colors Barb! I love the hexagons :) Have a great day!

Beverley said...

Great masculine card! Love those hexagons!

Laura Jane said...

MASCULINE cards are so HARD for me to come up with...Yours is MAN-TASTIC!
Happy VACA:)

Judy1223 said...

Awesome masculine card, Barb! Love the white sentiment on brown and the patterned paper hexagons...FAB! (I sent you an e-mail, wondered if you saw it...maybe went to spam?)

donna mikasa said...

Fabulous masculine card! I would never think of using hexagons but it works really well, especially with those colors! Love the white embossing, too!

Kathy (krolski) said...

This is a great masculine card Barb. Love the hexagons! Good luck in the MF challenge! Oh, and I just picked up the PC mag today. Lovin it so far!

Trinh said...

Yay for days off! Great idea to use the hexagons for a guy card. I love the dark brown card base to show off the patterns.

Cindy C. said...

You've created a very handsome looking masculine card there Barb! Way to go!

alexandra s.m. said...

It's a great card Barb!
TFS~

Greta said...

Oh I love this design, Barb--& a wonderful card for a guy (or a girl!)--terrific!

walchowDesign said...

Fab masculine design card, Barb! I wished I could buy a copy of the handbook easily over here! TFS!

Donna Bowman said...

Amazing card for that challenge Barb!! Looks like you're a pro at making masculine card to me!!

Brenda said...

Perfectly masculine Barb! Those papers were the perfect choice! Have a wonderful 9 days off! (I asked Lisa to get me that issue as my hubby is going over to the US on the 8th of September and will be visiting Lisa for me! Wish it was me going!)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love all the hexagons, Barb - great mix of patterns and arrangement. Enjoy your time off!!

Simone said...

This is such a great masculine card Barb! I love the colours and those hexagons! I hope you enjoy your long staycation! :)

Lisa said...

I agree that the mag is a great issue! I have been enjoying flipping through it and being inspired :)
Lovely masculine card- great papers/colors!!

MarcyK924 said...

LOVE LOVE the hexagons! They've been around forever and now they're trending! Took long enough - I'm glad you enjoy them. This card ROCKS!!

Dortesjs said...

Love the hexagons

Maureen Morton said...

So happy that you get another break from work while the weather is still good! Hope you don't stay inside crafting the entire time - ha! Love the hexagons, even tho I haven't jumped on board yet myself. A perfect guy card....great spacing on your layout, too.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love this on the brown card stock... many thanks for the love over at Moxie Fab (and always on Flickr, you're the best!).

Cathy A said...

Great challenge cad Barb, I never remember to use my hexagons like this, so thanks for the inspiration

Joy said...

Well I don't know about you but I think that this is the perfect masculine card and you have out done yourself...I hope you enjoy your next few days off, I cannot wait for mine, less then 3 weeks to go YAY!! hugs sweet friend!

Suzanne C said...

What a perfect masculine card. Love the paper choices, design and colors! Enjoy your staycation!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE the placement of pattern paper with the hexagons! The white embossing is SUPERB in this! You are cranking out some GREAT cards, Barb!

Cath said...

Hey Barb! Thanks for linking this up to the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)