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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Male Card with Typewriter

I love this week's Inkspirational sketch, it's perfect for so many different types of cards - CAS, layered, male or feminine designs! I hope I'll find the time to make more cards using this sketch as in(k)spiration!

My first entry is a male card. I'm trying not to "get stuck" in a certain type of style or design. That's quite tricky, isn't it? I have a tendency to do square or rectangle shaped cards and add stitching, as I did for this card, but apart from that I tried to do something not so typically me, so I used a good, old typewriter image, suing a stamp from Prima. Also, I tried not to make things too even and straight, but rather a bit distressed and uneven. But from there I was a bit lost... How to proceed? What do other crafters use for embellishments? Couldn't come up with any new ideas, so I added a kraft ticket with sentiment (love those!), letter stickers (love those too) and some pearls. Kind of vintage, kind of male and I think (hope?) not so typically me!

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - #9 Sketch
2) Anything Goes Challenge - #87 Make It Manly
3) Craft Room Challenge - Something For A Man
4) Crafty Sentiments - 1 image (Typewriter), 2 papers (2 different DPs), 3 embellishments(Pearls)
5) C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Embossing (Heat embossed image)
6) Eclectic Ellapu - Masculine
7) 4 Crafty Chicks - #131 Stitching
8) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

36 comments:

Deepti Stephens said...

Love this new style of yours. Keep going.. :)

chrissy xx said...

Pia It looks just perfect to me!
FABulous colours...FABulous design...
I LOve it.
Chrissyxx

Wishcraft said...

It's fabulous Pia, love the typewriter image and distressed look :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Pia. I love that image and the colours and detailing are fabulous.
I have never thought of your cards as being the same, in fact I think you always make a really good variety of card types and designs.
Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

GREAT male card, it needed nothing else, the main focus to me was the old fashioned typewriter, the paper and ticket are just perfect as are the square sentiments....Your cards are never the same, hey square cards are great and so versatile to use. Don't stop, your cards are just what I would love to receive in the mail...hugs, annie

creatingwithpaper said...

Wow! This is fabulous! I love all the paper layering/stitching and that birthday ticket is wonderful! The typewriter is timeless and so great for a masculine card. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Rene said...

Fabulous card! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Make it Monday this week! Don’t forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
Rene

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous masculine card. I do think you suceeded in a different look. The design paper is fantastic for this and I love the shimmer of the vertical strip of DP. Those little letters are fab!!!

I think yuou are too hard on yourself though. You get a lovely mix of different looks! I never find you, your cards or your blog boring. I think you are often trying some lovely new thing and I am always impressed.

Crafty Lark said...

Love both your vintage cards, great detail and embellishing. xx Flora

Tammy said...

Oh Pia, I love this awesome masculine card!! Fantastic design and papers!
Hugs, Tammy

Chrissy said...

Fantastic male card Pia, love the papers and typewriter image.Fabulous design ,love the layers...just perfect.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Asha said...

Another fab man-card, Pia. Such a treat to see your creations. Wonderful image and the DPs and layering... just perfect! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.

xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Claire said...

Fantastic card Pia, the layers are fab! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week!
Claire xx
EE DT

sandie said...

Pia, I love how you have changed your style-very brave and what a great result. I think it works for vintage and a guy card and looking forward to seeing some more entries if you get chance. Thanks for joining us again at Inkspirational, I love seeing your creations!

Laine said...

This is so stunning Pia,love your take on male themed cards
Laine
xx

Shirley-anne said...

Fabulous masculine card love the image and embellishing .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
Shirley-Anne

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! Another fantastic and awesome male card sweetie. It is so lovely and has caught the real vintage look.

Have a good weekend.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Lau W said...

Oh love how you used these papers, love them ! Your card is fabulous !
xxx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, I love the vintage typewriter and the distressed feel.
Pauline
x

xxcalamityxx said...

This is fabulous, thank you so much for sharing with us at FCCB for our very manly challenge xhugsx Nikki

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Awesome creation, love the vintage look! Thanks so much for playing in our recipe challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

Lisbeth K said...

Wow, dette her er jo bare kanonflott Pia!!! Digger den skrivemaskinen, og vintage-looken :) Perfekt for gutta boys! Tusen takk for deltakelsen denne uken hos Inkspirational :)

Mynnette said...

I absolutely adore this monochromatic take on our sketch, Pia! You always amaze me with your creativity--LOVE that typewriter and all the fabulous embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Inks! :)

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

This is such a great vintage style guy card - lovely layout and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu :)

Ellen said...

Pia I think it is fantastic! Definitely masculine and definitely vintage! Your creativity is always inspiring. Thanks for joining us again at Inkspirational this week!

Annette said...

Beautiful card . The stamped image is amazing and love all those cute embellishments...
Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week .
Annette xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love that vintage typewriter image .. fab card
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week for our recipe challenge
Lisa x

Donna Nuce said...

Wow -- I love all the distressing and layers on this card! So cool!

Skye said...

Nothing wrong with square card. Yours are always fantastic. This is another great card. Love the typewriter and the ticket sentiment was inspirational It all went together beautifully.
May I ask but what size to you make your cards cards please?

Nikki Stalker said...

Wonderful card Pia. Love all the paper layers which fit perfectly with you 'old fashioned' typewriter. Thanks for playing along at Inkspirational with us this week.
Nikki

Ruth M said...

Fab card Pia, I love the vintage, distressed look which is perfect for a male card!
Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Inkspirational & I really hope to see you playing along with us again soon! Ruth x

Jackie said...

Fabulous card! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge. I hope you join us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Lori said...

Awesome card!! Look at all that wonderful stitching! Thanks for joining in my challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Leanne said...

Thank you for playing our stitching challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Awesome sketch and choice of papers. I love the vintage feel to this card.

Daen'Ys said...

Wow, I love all on this card! Simply huge what you've done! Great layout!
Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comment about my card. :-)

Rosi x