Thursday, June 1, 2017

Dream Big

Today is the first of June
and the first day of the month always brings us to a new challenge at

The theme is 'MASCULINE'....
perfect for this time of year.

I just had created 57 'masculine' cards for a DT commitment 
so wanted something rather simple and easy.

I chose to use my TH Distress inks on glossy card stock.

The inks used were spun sugar, broken china, orange marmalade, shabby shutters.

I used an older SU stamp (2007) 'Happy Harmony' for the  sentiment.

The dies I used are all Impression Obsession:

Very simple, very cool dies for a 'masculine' card!
I have owned these fun dies for quite some time
and love how they make a simple but perfect card
pretty much on their own!

Head on over to the Dies R Us challenge blog,
the team has fabulous creations to give you lots of ideas for a 'man's' card!
Enter our challenge for your chance to win a gift certificate to the online store!

Entering the following challenges:
Paper Play Sketches .... Color Challenge

Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Watercooler Wednesday .... ATG
The Crafty Addicts .... ATG/Add a Sentiment
The Male Room .... Stash/Die Cuts


Janis Lewis said...

This is beautiful, Diane. Thanks for sharing at Paper Play Sketches.
~Owner/DT Janis

Kathy Krug said...

I love your sponging on this card. Such a great background for all the birds and the sentiment. Powerful imact card.

Fiona said...

Lovely colours on this card and yes I agree a great Masculine card - Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge

Darlene said...

This is awesome! You know how much I like creating sponged backgrounds like this and I LOVE your theme ... BEAUTIFUL!!!

laurie said...

Love this serene and beautiful Diane.A perfect masculine card!

Heidi Weaver said...

Diane, from the die-cuts to the wonderful colours, this card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the way you've sponged the background with distress inks on glossy cardstock. It gives a gorgeous effect. Great sentiment, too. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Ros Crawford said...

This is stunning Diane!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful background. Your scene is so serene and wonderful A very handsome masculine card. LOVE it!

Donna Ellis said...

Diane, this is GORGEOUS! Lovely colors, and beautifully shaded silhouettes - I am also partial to older SU sentiments, and it is perfect with this lovely creation. The use of glassy CS is amazing.

Lastly, I am in AWE that you were able to make 57 masculine cards! LOL FABULOUS design, and it will make many people happy!


Leslie Miller said...

What???? Diane, get serious. 57 masculine cards????? I have a hard time making one! But, of course, you have all those awesome dies to work with. I have two of the dies you used on today's totally gorgeous card. Heck with the guys... send it to me!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! The colors are amazing!! I love the IO dies you used!! And 57 masculine cards?? How did you do it?? I struggle to make one!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Robyn Oliver said...

Just simply goooorgeous Diane

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Paper Play Sketches, good luck!!! Amy DT

Unknown said...

Beautiful card thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts - good luck
Lyn - DT

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks for joining us at the WWC#121 Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week Diane. Your card is stunning. I love the beautifully sponged background and die shapes and the sentiment is so wonderful!

Gail said...

Absolutely gorgeous background! Love the elegant silhouette shapes against those colours. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Ginny Maxam said...

This is just gorgeous! I hope it goes in a frame!! Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT