Thursday, 25 September 2014

Awesome Day

It's Freshly Made Sketch day and this week I am the hostess!  I've designed a sketch incorporating a tag this week:

For my card, I decided to make a masculine card which also meets the challenge requirements at The Paper Players.

I went with a bright and graphic card today, using a NBUS stamp set from WPlus9 called So 80's. I stamped the word "awesome" in Real Red ink then fussy cut it out.  The "hope your day is" was black embossed before being cut out.

The tag was cut from some of my precious Cool Caribbean cardstock and the half-tone image was clear embossed onto it to add interest.  The patterned paper is adhered directly onto the card base but the white layer was popped up on dimensional tape, as was the tag.

Thanks for visiting.  Please be sure to check out the wonderful samples from the rest of the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  So 80's (WPlus9)
Ink:  Versamark, Real Red
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cool Caribbean, Celebrations DSP
Accessories:  Enamel Dots, Black EP, Clear EP, red twine


Edited to Add:  This card was chosen as "A Cut Above" at Paper Players.


Linda Callahan said...

You are awesome! Love these bright colors! And always those interesting details are such the bit of embossing on the tag!

Ellen said...

Your sketch is great! I also like the card you designed, so beautyful colors. Nice!

Greetings from Ellen

Amy O said...

This is one of my favorite color combinations! I love the texture on the tag, and the candy dots are a fun way to dress up a masculine card. Fabulous card and fabulous sketch, Karren!

Jen Brum said...

So fabulous Karren! I just love it! The red and blue look so great together! Such a great sentiment! Thanks for a great sketch this week!

Evelyn S. said...

Thanks for the great sketch! I really like the blue and red combination, and I love the graphic look.

Jen said...

Well this is a whole lot of awesomesauce! Great card, great sketch - everything is awesome!

Greta said...

Love your sketch, Karren--I really want to play along in the challenge! Your card is fabulous--love the clear embossing on the tag & wonderful color combo!

Cindy Lovell said...

Your Sketch is so awesome and so is your card,Karren!! The colors,the sentiment,the dots!! I LOVE this card!!!

Jaydee said...

Love the bright, graphic feel of your card. the primary colors are perfect for a guy card. Fabulous card. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

LeAnne said...

OH. MY. GOSH. Not only do I LOVE this sketch, your take on it is just out of this world! LOVE the bold colors and ROCKED this challenge, Karren! So glad you played with the Players this week!

Joyce said...

What a fantastic sketch. I want to play for sure this week. And, I love the card you made, too.

Yapha said...

Great card, Karren! I love that strip of numbers down the side!

Nance Leedy said...

LOVE this, Karren! Great colors, sketch and those sentiments glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Joanne James said...

Another amazingly awesome card Karren! Love the sketch and your tag, the colours, the enamel dots - this is the perfect CAS masculine birthday card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Claire Creates Cards said...

I love your card! The colors, sketch and embossed tag are awesome! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! Xx

Monika Reeck said...

Karren congrats on your HM winner...
I love the color combo of your card
and lovely using the sketch..
the red strip is to die for..
I love making manly cards and I never use red on it
you did it very well blue and red plus white together..
Awesome manly card Karren..
wish you like visitiing me back..
would be so glad..
we can do the same happy dancing this time

again congrats.
hugs, Monika

Kelly S. said...

This is such a versatile sketch, Karren! I just love your masculine card with the fab retro font, the panel of red numbers and the fun embellishing. Love the color scheme for a masculine card. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Jen Timko said...

Yep, awesome covers it completely!! LOVE this card!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely cool card Karren! Love the stamps and colours you've used. You always use the perfect accents.