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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Less is More - Masculine Challenge

I look forward to Saturdays as the Less is More Challenge for the week is set.

I have been busy this week playing with my new Mini Catalogue goodies that I have forgot to put up any blog posts this week!


I did a commission similar to this but forgot to take a picture (typical). I used the Blender Pen (on offer this month) to pull the ink from the edges of the tree and add a bit more grass at the bottom of the tree. The edges of the card were roughed up a bit with the distressing tool.


SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Lovely as a Tree, Basic Phrases
Ink: Always Articoke, Chocolate Chip
Stamp'n'write: Early Expresso
Card: Naturals Ivory, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: linen thread, Blender Pen, Distressing tool


Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Elaine

xx

43 comments:

  1. fab card Elaine, I think the linen thread finishes it perfectly.

    I often make cards and then forget to photograph them - so frustrating when you've given them away!

    hugs
    Victoria
    x

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  2. Just lovely Elaine!
    I love the twine with the tree image, it works perfectly!
    Thanks for being quick off the mark, glad you could join us again
    mandi
    "LEss is More"

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  3. Super Elaine, I loved the added bit of twine... looks great.
    Perfect for a man!
    SO pleased you eagerly await our challenge each Saturday!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  4. Ooo, lovely. I do like trees as masculine images. Wonderful work. Thanks for sharing

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  5. This is just lovely and I love the natural feel of the string too

    Kathyk

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  6. Lovely card and I love the way you've tied the yarn around it.
    Diane xx

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  7. Morning Elaine this is fab I must get this set! Love this card. Perfect!

    Oh and get those sneak peaks up on your blog lol. Have a fabby Saturday!

    Ali x

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  8. Fabulous card Elaine, and love the thread detail.
    Cathy xx

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  9. nice card - great stamp - really adds something with the addition of the twine - enjoy your day

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  10. This is a wonderful masculine card, I love the tree image.

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  11. I nee dome twine, love your card xx Jan

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  12. It's lovely and you've just reminded me that I've got tree stamps that I could have used. Perfect. Hazel x

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  13. Its just prefect your card for a man , saying that would nt mind a card like that been sent to me , as love trees.
    Nicky

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  14. Trees are are a goobd bet for men..lovely card.

    Anne

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  15. WOW this is super, What a great card. Love Hazelxox

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  16. this is beautiful Elaine, I do love this stamp set.x

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  17. Fabulous card. I love the twine, gives it a really natural look.
    Lynne xxx

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  18. Love your card and the twine just sets if off.
    Maureen.....x

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  19. Love this stamp and you've made a great male card with it. Congrats.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  20. Stunning card Elaine, I too love the effect of the twine. Jo x

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  21. Lovley stamp, and beautiful card

    Sam x

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  22. Elaine, this is awesome! iLife that stamp!

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  23. This is a perfect card for someone male.
    I also forget to take photos of cards LOL

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  24. Super card Elaine, love the use of the linen thread.

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  25. Your card is lovely Elaine. Very suitable too. Hugs Rita xx

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  26. Fabulous card, love how you added the twine

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  27. I love the simple yet very appealing design on your card. Caz

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  28. A great card Elaine. I love this tree stamp. I really like your addition of the twine. Sue.x

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  29. I love this set it's one of my fav's.
    it's simple without being too plain
    kelly xx

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  30. Hi Elaine

    Lovely as a tree is a new stmap set for me. Great to see how it can be used for those tricky male cards. x

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  31. TREEmendous card, love it.
    jenjoy x

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  32. Great card, the twine just completes it too :O) Viv xx

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  33. Another fan of the twine here..the perfect finishing touch..looks fab!
    kerry x

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  34. You made me smile when you wrote that you had roughed up the edges a bit, i thought just perfect for a masculine card lol:-)

    Nature works so well for a masculine card and i love that you have used natural colours and twine, very cool card:-)

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  35. Love the card, tree stamps are great male images, the linen thread really finishes it off.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  36. This is very CAS and so suitable for a man.
    Linbyx

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  37. I think trees are great for male cards and the twine is just the right embellishment.

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  38. Quite lovely and the twine is the perfect touch.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  39. Great man card. Love the twine. x

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  40. Wonderful card
    Hug Sylvie x

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