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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Quick and Simple Masculine card

I love the sea and I love nautical themed cards, whether they're clean and simple or with plenty of layers and embellishments.
This card came together quickly as I had an idea about the design before I sat down to make  my card (that doesn't happen very often!)
I went with a long rectangular shape (11x22cm) and blue card base.
I cut out the circles of kraft using two different sized dies and attached them to a white background.
The boat is a metal charm, but the two other elements are die cuts made with Die-namics dies, heat embossed with platinum embossing powder.
I wanted to keep the background white and clean, so I chose to heat emboss the stamped sentiment using white embossing powder.

This card is for these challenges:
1) The Crafting Cafe - Here come the boys
2) CAS on Sunday - Make it Masculine
3) Addicted to CAS - #14 Circles
4) Shopping Our Stash - #104 No Patterned Paper
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes



The platinum embossing works wonders Pia - I really thought all 3 embellishments were metal, until I read your Post!
A brilliant masculine card and a fab. take on the Circles theme.
Thank you for joining us at ATCAS - Sylvia xx

Lau W said...

Oh wouah !! Superb card, love the nautical theme, and the design is so perfect, love your card !

Laine said...

Stunning in its simplicity Pia.

Jackie said...

This is awesome Pia! I really like your CAS that charm you used!

Asha said...

What a delightful card, Pia! simplicity at its best! Thanks for sharing.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Sue - bearhouse said...

A stunning CAS nautical card Pia. The embossed white sentiment really works.
Sue xx

Nancy said...

Wonderfully simple and yet striking! So glad you joined us at CAS on Sunday!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Fantastic Natical CAS card! Your embossed elements look great!
Thanks so much for playing at The Crafting Cafe in our Here Come The Boys Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Wishcraft said...

Love the simple design, this is fabulous Pia :o) Hugs, Lisa x

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe and good luck.

Sue B said...

Oh this is a beautiful design Pia… I love nautical themes too… and this layout has worked so well… I love the colours and the boat charm... I really thought that the anchor and wheel were charms too!!! you have done a fab job with the embossing... they look like real silver!! :-)
Hope you're having a lovely day!
Hugs Sue xx

Tammy said...

Fabulous card Pia! I love the longer card style and your fabulous boat charm... the embossed dies look just like real charms too!!
Hugs, Tammy

Skye said...

A fantastic card. The platinum embossing has worked beautifully, it looks like metal. It's a great layout

Sue said...

What a fabulous CAS mens card! Your circles and heat embossing look great. Thank you for joining us at ATCAS.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous CAS card Pia, your anchor and wheel look just like metal.

Shana Gaff said...

Wow, what a great masculine card! I love the interpretation of circles. Great job! Thanks for playing at ATCAS this week. :)

Jennifer Grissom said...

Thanks for sharing with us at MIM!

Monika Reeck said...

I love your masculine card design it is really simple but also really manly...great job..good luck with the challenges

I am just joining for the first time the challenge on Addicted to CAS, my card is number 66, would you mind to see it on my Blog, I would be so happy if you could leave me some love, and thanks before...big hugs, Monika

scrappymo! said...

Great masculine card. I love the sea and the beaches of lakes too.

Our friends are pretty well all the same...most have boats and live near the water...sea or lakes. I am always looking for masculine water themed cards...thanks for the inspiration!

Claire H said...

Love what you've done! Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe this month!
Claire xx

Leslie Hanna said...

I love the CAS look of this card, and that charm is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, A perfect CAS card and it has all the right touches.
Hugs, Patricia

Amanda Curtin said...

So stylish, I love it. Thanks for taking part at the Crafting Cafe this month Amanda x

Lisa M said... the simplicity and masculinity of this card!!! Very inspiring and exactly the kick in the pants I needed for a project that is very late :)
I'll give you credit!
Lisa x

Marleen Gallagher said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at the Crafting Cafe xx