Thursday, October 6, 2011

Reel 'Em In


Hi everyone!  I created this card for my friend's birthday!  He's not a die hard fisherman but he enjoys taking his twin girls fishing so I'm hoping he likes it!  The image and birthday sentiment are from the Reel 'Em In digital stamp by Doodle Pantry.


My card base is Brown Bazzill layered with White Cardstock then Crunchy and Gorp Patterned Paper.  Next I wrapped twill tape around the card base and taped the ends down on the back side.  The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers.  To embellish the card I added aged copped hodgepodge hardware over the sentiment and a couple matching brads along the iamge.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Reel 'Em In (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: Brown Cardstock (Bazzill), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Crunchy and Gorp Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Granola Collection)
  • Ink: Copics B93, B95, B97, C0, C2, C4, C6, E55, E44, E47, E49
  • Other: Twill Tape, Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware (Stampin' Up), Large Oval Punch (Stampin' Up) and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

32 comments:

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Karen,
What an awesome card! I love the added hardware as it really fits the masculine feel of the card! Your friend will love it!
~Hugs~

Patti P. said...

A masculine card couldn't get any betther than this! Love this set and your papers really make it stand out. Beautiful job on this!
Patti

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! What an awesome masculine card. Such a fresh look. Love what you did with this set!

Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous masculine card!

Lorie said...

This is a great card, as usual, Karen! Our papa Al would have loved it. :)

Sandra said...

This is fabulous:)Sandra H

auntbeespickles said...

Oh Karen, girl you just made me go duh! For the whole week I have been racking my brain looking for a card to enter in the Cards for Men challenge. They wanted a sports theme. I NEVER even thought of this set!!! You should enter this card into that challenge. This is a great fisher man's card. My dad would love it!
Hugs, Sarah

Patti J said...

Great card, Karen, and perfect for his birthday!!! This is another one of Laurie's fabulous images that looks totally 3-dimensional! Great card...thanks for sharing!

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome, love this card, what a wonderful mascuine card - wow!

Shelby said...

Great card and an excellent male card! You did a wonderful job coloring the image and i adore how you framed up the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Anything Goes challenge.

Shelby

Kathy Bradley said...

I love this card - awesome!

Dawn said...

Karen, this is awesome!
Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at The Crafty Pad this week in our One For The Boys Challenge!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xxx

SandraW said...

Great card, Karen! A genuine male card! Like it! :-D

Basslady said...

a gorgeous male-card!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Hazel said...

Fantastic card for a fisherman. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Donna said...

I love your card - I have a friend who would love to receive a card like that!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great entry in this week's challenge at The Crafty Pad!

Thank you so much for joining us.

Maggie
x

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi, Karen! You've done an amazing job with this entry. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges this week. We hope you will continue to join us for new challenges. You are a talented artist, and we look forward to seeing more from you!
Blessings,
karen - DT Member

Annette said...

I'm hopeless at cards for men, your card is great and very appropriate if he likes to go fishing with his girls. Fab job.
Annette
xx
Papertake Challenge GDT

Victoria said...

Hi, this is a perfect card for our challenge "One for the Boys" with The Crafty Pad this week. Thanks so much for playing with us. Good luck!
Victoria Lavender

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is a great "for him" card. The colors are perfect agains the image. Great elements and love the bottom background paper.

Shannah said...

Wonderful masculine card... Fab coloring and papers, and I love your framed sentiment! Thanks for joining our Heart Songs Inspiration Challenge this week! Hugs, Shannah xox

Cheryl said...

this is really beautiful love the image,bless you for playing at anything goes this week love cheryl xxxxxx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and papers. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

*Vicki* said...

I love looking at masculine style creations!! I'm always needing them! This is gorgeous and I love the colors! ;) Thanks for sharing!! Smiles, *Vicki*

Angel said...

Gorgeous male card.

Thanks for joining us at RRC.

Huggies Angel

Alexis said...

very nice manly card. Great colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Fab 'n Funky. Good Luck and we hope you will join us again on Wednesday.

Alexis
Fab 'n Funky DT member

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card, beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at Anything goes challenge Blog
hugs
Tamara

Andie's Space said...

Hi Karen,
Men's cards are always so difficult, but this looks fantastic. Fun image & the papers look perfect. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Dawn Frost said...

Fantastic male card Karen, they are so hard to do! Love the papers you used and your colouring is great!

Sharon said...

I struggle to make male cards. You obviously don't have this problem ;) A beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hugs Sharon

Kathy W. said...

Love it Karen..I'm sure he will love it too. TFS.