Sunday, March 20, 2011

Masculine (pt. 2): "Less Is More" Chgallenge Blogspot

 So here we go with another round of masculine cards on the oh-so-fun LIM challenge blogspot.  My husband is a golf fanatic!  In fact, what's he doing on this blustery weekend afternoon - watching a tourney on tv.  Conditions aren't great for play, and as we currently live on a course, he can afford to be picky.  I could also give this card over to his dad who plays about 250 rounds a year during retirement.  In my house, this is definitely a guy's card!

Unknown cardstock in cream.  StazOn black ink.  CTMH "Tee Time" Stamps*  Natural colored cording.  I had thought to add the ball hanging from the cording, but decided "less is more."

*This set of acrylic stamps has gotten quite sticky.  After inking them up they actually would stick to the cardstock, tearing it a bit.  Hence the sort of blotchy effect was the best I could achieve.  What to do?  Sand them with some fine grit sandpaper?  Hmmm...?  Anyone else have this issue with acrylic stamps?  Set is probably only 2 years old and stored away from light.


My husband's 12 y.o. son is loving Tae Kwon Do.  At his next belt test he will be going for a green belt so I thought this would be great.  Interior of the card is handwritten, "Focus!  Confidence!"  This is what the kids shout out before breaking a board to complete the test.  I wanted the paper strip and knot to resemble the belts of his uniform.

White cardstock and Bazzill Basics cardstock in green.  Alphabet stamps from PSX: Celtic.

Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate all comments and critiques.

21 comments:

Chrissie said...

These are two superb cards Bernadet. They just seem to keep coming!
Wonderful!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

AsAlwaysAngela said...

Very clever idea to create a green belt for the tae kwon do card! Also, I like that you cut out and propped the golf bag up on dimensional adhesives.

Kathyk said...

Woo Hoo - two really great guy cards

KAthyk

massofhair said...

Fabulous golf card, very subtle colouring around the edges and great placement of both the golf bag and the sentiment:-)

Susan said...

Both great cards!! Love how you made the strip with a knot look like ribbon! As for your stamps, try washing them in warm soapy water then let them air die. Sometimes that helps.

Jo said...

Brilliant masculine card. I wash my stamps in warm soapy water and then leave to air dry. Amazing the difference it makes. Jo x

Viv said...

Two great cards, love that added cord and the green belt idea was an inspiration:O) Viv xx

ikki said...

Defo two great masculine cards, just right for the challenge. Well done.

Aileen said...

Great male cards especially like your golf one. x

Suze Bain said...

Fab golfing card and the Tae Kwon Do one is a great idea. x

sharingthepassion said...

another 2 beauties, love them

Ali x

Mandi said...

Just fantastic
Thanks Berndaet
mandi
"Less is More"

pickle said...

Two super cards..what a fab idea with the belt

Kerry x

Vicky Hayes said...

Both great cards. Love the word golf on the first one - it's a great shape and the 'belt' on the second is very cleverly done.

Debbie said...

Those are super cards!

Netty said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Love both your fabulous cards. Annette x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Another 2 lovely cards here. Well done.
Hugs, Sandra

Handmade with Love said...

Great cards, I especially love the golf one! Tracey x

caroline said...

Great cards! The second one is great as it fits perfectly with the occasion!
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Angelnorth said...

These are great, love the idea of the green belt for the tae kwon do card!

Sylvie said...

Wonderful cards
Hug Sylvie x