Friday, November 4, 2011

Pointer Finger



Masculine = Strong. Powerful. Bold.
Masculine =Clean. Simple. Striking.
Masculine = Monochromatic. To the point.
Slightly treasured by husbands.
That's my opinion anyway.

I'm happy to add to my masculine card stash with this card for the Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from Melissa Shea's blog. There are some fabulous sponsors for the hop: Simon Says Stamp and Paper Smooches !

I kept my card clean, simple and graphic. I started with some fabulous patterned paper as my base, scored the lines where the two patterns met and highlighted them with a black pen. I then added the sentiment, some simple stamped swirls and topped it off with a dimensional pointing hand that is so common in old style advertising.


I'm also entering this card in the Young Crafters Unite monthly challenge, to create a masculine card!

Your next stop on the hop is Kristy Smith!


Supplies:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max
Patterned Paper: (The Tradewinds Collection) DCWV
Stamps: (Breeze "Dream) My Minds Eye
Ink: (Antique Linen Distress) Ranger, (Onyx Black) Versamagic
Other: (Markers) Pilot, Copic

69 comments:

  1. What great use of patterned paper... and what a great idea to score the lines and use a pen to highlight it.. fun!!!

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  2. Love how you accent the card with the black lines.
    Great card!

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  3. Fantastic masculine card Karen. Love the scored pen lines, the subtle stamping and that wonderful pointing hand :)

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  4. I love this masculine card. It is to the point. ;)

    Very very cool.

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  5. Send this one right on over for my card stash! I love those lines...they give so much definition to the sentiment,

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  6. super masculine card...love the design!!!

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  7. Fun! LOVE the simplicity but the great understated patterns!

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  8. Awesome guy card and I love that commanding pointer!

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  9. aaaaannnnnd.....I absolutely love this card. Thank you. Goodbye, now.

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  10. Fab man card! I love little details like the scored black lines. Really makes a difference. ~Hugs, Cheryl

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  11. Love, love, love this card. The subtle patterns really make it for me. And that pointer.

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  12. I love to point fingers, lol, so of course this is a good card for me, lol. hilarious stuff.

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  13. Perfect masculine card! Love the patterns, the way you highlighted the scored lines with a pen, and the pointing finger embellie!! Awesome work!!!

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  14. Oh, this is fabulous! I have a pointing hand stamp and have always been a little stumped on how to use it. Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  15. This card is certainly not froo froo.

    Rebecca
    brrck@uahoo.com

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  16. Love the pointer finger.... perfect way to showcase the sentiment.

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  17. I love the subtle tones and the sentiment with the pointer!

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  18. I love this Karen, the subtle colours and the chevrons are gorgeous. The finger pointing at the sentiment is a great design :)
    Jenny x

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  19. cool card...love that pointing finger..thanks for sharing..

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  20. very cool masculine card. love the subtle but manly color.

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  21. Liked how you interpreted the word masculine. Great card.

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  22. Great masculine card - perfect design and wonderful colors!!!!

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  23. Very simple and masculine. TFS :)

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  24. super great masculine card! i think you knocked it out of the park! and i agree with your definitions of masculine!! :)

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  25. Great CAS card. So simple, but fantastic!

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  26. Does it make me masculine if I LOVE this card?!! - the colors, simplicity and that pointy hand just make me happy!!

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  27. Ooohh, I love the monochromatic look of this.

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  28. Great masculine card Karen! Love the stamps and colors!

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  29. Beautiful Karen!!
    I love these colors ;-)

    TFS~

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  30. Love the way you have highlighted with the black pen.. Great colours.. TFS...

    Hugs,
    Khush

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  31. Perfect clean graphic dreaded man card. (That is what I always call them) because I can't add all my buttons, bows and bling that I like to! :-)

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  32. that definitely screams masculine to me...love it :)

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  33. I love your checklist! Esp the "slightly treasured by husbands", so perfect! Love the card too!

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  34. adore your card! love the chevron patterned paper and the old school pointing hand

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  35. eeek, this is an awesome masculine card.

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  36. Love this card - vintage always works for guys :)

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  37. Love the pointing finger card! How fun! Perfect masculine card, Karen!

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  38. what an awesome card, karen! really love this!

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  39. i love this Karen! the pointer finger along with that distressed pp are the perfect vintage touch. great design!

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  40. This is just too fun Karen! Love the LO and that pointing hand/arm!

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  41. nice card. that paper was a great choice for it.

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  42. Great design, Karen! I love the hand pointing to the sentiment.

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  43. This is a fabulous male card! Love the monochramatic tone at the stripes.

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  44. I love all your cards!
    hugs,

    Maria

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  45. fab.u.lous! Such a striking card, I love it :)

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  46. Great--the pointing hand is perfect.

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  47. Very "to the point" :) I like it! :)

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  48. Love all the subtle details & fab masculine vibe!!!!

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  49. wow, what a great MAsc card!
    Guys just want to have a simple kinda gift..Macho colors..and earth colors..will do..you made it!

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  50. THANKS for sharing!! LOVE the ISPIRATION and the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  51. Oh, I really love this. All the details are just right. The neutrals were the perfect choice for this design, too.

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  52. Nice Monochromatic card Karen !!
    And Thanks for visiting my blog !!!

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  53. What a great vintage feel, perfect use of the "hand"!

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  54. I love this one too!!!! Sometimes I see Masculine cards & they're too overdone. Like they have to SCREAM "I'm for a boy" - not so, you've used neutral colors and it's so obviously perfect!!!!

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