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Monday, May 27, 2013

Explore your wild side!


This card looks nothing like I had envisioned! In my mind the chevron embossed paper would look elegant cut and panelled onto squares. Instead I think it ended up looking like tire tracks -lol. So I had to improvise - goodbye flowers and butterflies, and hello to another male design.
I  ended up inking up a car stamp from Kort & Godt for the first time.  I chose a sentiment from a set from Whimsy stamps. The stars are from the same WS set and they're there for a reason - to cover up the joints of a paper strip, since I felt the black panel was made to narrow at the top. This card is a great example of how things might not go as planned, mistakes have to be hidden, but these bits of paper still turned into a card - one has to be flexible sometimes:)

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - #21 Sketch
2) The Crazy Challenge - Use Sentiments
3) Cupcake Craft - Boys
4) Crazy 4 Challenges - No patterned paper
5) Cards For Men - Dad
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

34 comments:

Laine said...

It all worked out well in the end. This is fabulous. You make stunning male themed cards Pia.
Laine
xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

I agree with Laine, the end result if wonderful and you really are fabulous at making 'male' cards.
Sue xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Pia - I think you did a fabulous job with those "bits of paper" -this is a brilliant masculine card! Love it!

Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Pat K said...

And yet another great male card Pia. Love the tire tracks...so very creative. hugs,x

Jackie said...

That's a pretty cool sketch Pia & I love your embossed panels...how creative! You really have your masculine cards down....thanks for the inspiration Hun!!!

Crafty Lark said...

Great male card, your post did make me chuckle as well. xx Flora

Deepti Stephens said...

A perfect male card Pia! I totally agree with you. Yes! sometimes we has to be flexible.. :)

Yvonne Garner said...

Really cool take on the challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!

Deepti Stephens said...

*we have.. sorry.. :D

scrappymo! said...

I sure enjoyed the story of your adaptability as you made this card...you did some great saves and the card look fabulous.
Great masculine card and they are hard to do!

sandie said...

I love how it turned out Pia! The car stamp is fab and what a great sentiment. I am always trying to cover up mistakes and it often workd out better! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational and thank you for your lovely comments on my blog x

aussie aNNie said...

Gosh this turned out awesome with those bits n pieces and your card is all male...fab design.xx

Lau W said...

Oh wow, you're just the queen of boy's card ! This creation is just perfect !
xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fantastic sweetie even if it isn't what you started out to do.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Ruth M said...

It may not have been what you intended Pia but you've ended up with an amazing masculine card so it all worked out perfectly! I love the distressed edges of your sentiment panel, it adds fab texture!
Thanks so much for joining us at Inkspirational again, I look forward to seeing what you make for us next time! Ruth x

Cathy said...

Fabulous card Pia, I love the chevron panels, they make a very effective background for the gorgeous car image. I'm popping over from MIM :) Cathy x

Lisa M said...

Had you not said, we never would have known there were mistakes. I love the chevron/tire marks...LOL! This design really makes for the best masculine base and having that vintage car there....absolutely groovy!
hugs,
Lisa x

Sue B said...

Well it might not be the card that you had planned Pia but it's turned out beautifully! I love those chevroned panels….so perfect with the classic car and the wonderful sentiment! it's a fab design! :-)
Hope you have a good week hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

sari said...

Such a cool card with a great image! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine

cotnob said...

This is a brilliant male card Pia, I love the chevron blocks and your vintage car.
Pauline
x

Zippy said...

Fabulous card, so effective! xxx

Michelle B. said...

Your improvisation proved sucessful! Fab male card and I love the chevrons, well done! So glad you joined us for our "Dad" challenge at Cards for Men!

Asha said...

WOW! You're quite the expert and masculine cards, Pia. Love this - clean and crisp and that car is just perfect!

Tammy said...

Fantastic masculine card Pia! Love the chevron bg and that classic car!
Tammy x

Skye said...

I don't think they were mistakes because this is a fantastic male card. Great embossed panels and love your car image.

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Pia, this is such an awesome card for men. Love the beautiful background and great image. ^_^

Mynnette said...

This is so awesome! LOVE the embossing and the monochrome!!! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Pia. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna x

Chrissy said...

All your male cards are just wonderful Pia...tyre tracks, chevrons, whatever happened, happened, and this is a fabulous card..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

ZOOM ZOOM ..love your style ..
hugs Shirley-Anne

Lisa S. said...

What a terrific masculine card Pia! My son would love this, thanks for the inspiration. :)

Patricia St Martin said...

Great job, no one would know you made any mistakes and another super way to use your folder, love how you cut them in squares, the stamped car and your sentiment. So glad you could join us at Cards for Men challenge, good luck on the challenge our sponsor has some really cut images.
Hugs, Patricia

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

so cool. janex

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen