Monday, January 3, 2011

I {Heart} You


He's all rough and tumble, a bit of grumble. He comes home with mud caked all on his boots and jeans. He's scruffy in the face, and a little in his personality. He won't think of wearing anything pink and cringes at the thought of a button shirt and tie. But oh, oh, does he have a heart of gold and I love him to pieces. (You see, that's why I married him.)

Masculine cards are difficult to make, I agree--whether it be for a birthday, a congrats, or a lovely dovey valentine's cards for your mister--but this first ever set from Practicing Creativity Designs makes it super easy! I stamped a tone on tone background with the open argyle pattern, ink distressed the edges and then added my sentiment panel by threading some burlap string and adhering with tape.


For some more excellent inspiration using Key to My Heart and the other three word clues for this month's release, please stop by the blogs of Dana, Paulina and Courtney! Be sure to enter your phrase on Courtney's blog for a chance to win both sets being released this month! I {heart} both of them!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Natural White) SU, (Ivory) Georgia Pacific
Stamps: (Key to My Heart) Practicing Creativity Designs
Ink: (Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress) Ranger
Embellishments: (Epoxy Heart) Cloud 9, (Natural Burlap String) May Arts

37 comments:

  1. Your card is fabulous! Very simple and very beautiful!

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  2. I love the simplicity of this card. The red really pops! :)

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  3. Love the way that heart truly stands out, Karen! Fab design and great for the guys (and gals IMHO!)
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  4. You rock the masculine cards Karen. This one is no exception. The rustic twine adds a great touch to the clean lines and simple pattern.

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  5. Thanku dear for ur sweet comment on my blog.

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  6. i don't know which is cuter--the description of your husband or the card! love the use of burlap string, too!

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  7. Hi Karen,

    I'm with Lynn, I love how you describe DH and the card is just perfect - it's a tie! (not the scary kind).

    Hugs!

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  8. Love the CAS design, Karen! It really makes the sentiment stand out!

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  9. Fun fun Karen! I love the twine and sentiment! This card is great!

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  10. What a fab card Karen! Love the distressed edges on this one - really makes the card pop!

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  11. What a superb CAS, Karen! I love the way you used the burlap string!

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  12. You always do wonderful masculine cards! This one is perfect like all your other creations!

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  13. Unique and simple card. Looks Great!!!

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  14. Oh, I LOVE this card. Love the tone on tone with the shot of red... This card is perfect and I love it!

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  15. Super cute card! I love just the line grid!

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  16. Love this card Karen and how you did that background grid.

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  17. Perfect masculine Valentine's Day card! Love the tone on tone, the distressed edges and the POP of red!

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  18. So subtle.... so beautiful! Love it!

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  19. Your hubby sounds like mine! And I love your card....I have missed seeing your cards the last few days! Happy New Year!

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  20. Love the simplicity of the card... can't wait to see the rest of the set.

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  21. Such a perfect card for a male or female ;-)
    Happy New Year to you and yours Karen <3

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  22. That background is wonderful- masculine, clean- could easily be turned vintage... love.
    Fab treatment on the sentiment too! (if it is his birthday, hope it's HAPPY!!!)

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  23. one of the best masculine cards i've ever seen. they're so hard for me to do, and you did a great job on this card-very inspiring :)

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  25. HI Karen, Happy New Year to you!!
    Yes, I agree with you that the masculine card is not easy to make!! anyway, I am sure your husband will love for everything tht you do for him!!

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  26. Gorgeous design! Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2011...may your year sparkle!!

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  27. I agree with what several people have said already - your masculine cards do rock!

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  28. OMG, this is fantasticly CAS....LOVE! Seriously. Love. :)

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  29. Oh I adore this one Karen...

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  30. I love the look of that asymmetrical cord/ribbon stuff! What a great idea!

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  31. so simple and so beautiful, Karen! i adore how you can do magic with such simple designs. love this!

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  32. such a perfect card!! simple design but still plenty of details to make the card stunning!

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