Sunday, July 24, 2016


Hello everybody,

Do you think what is happening in your life affects your creating thoughts?  And your work reflects your mood?

If you say Yes, then you would understand why my card may be a little sad today since there is a recent death in the family.  But life goes on.

A Blog Named Hero's July Challenge is Masculine.

I've made a no frill CAS card.

Since I don't own too many 'masculine' stamp, when I make this type of card, I rely on pattern paper to help me out.  I choose pattern that is less flowery, neutral in color, and/or has some graphic elements on it.  And to add interest without the bulk, I use ombre inks.

What's your tips on creating masculine cards?  Would love it if you'd share.

Hero Arts stamp: Forever (from the Stamp Your Story collection)
Hero Arts ombre ink: Mint to Green, Tide Pool to Navy
Memories dye ink: Grey, Sand

Thanks for stopping by.  Cherish today and everyday!


Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card Cindy - and sorry for your loss - the colors and graphic design pp along with the ombre leaves are perfect for a masculine card. i just rely on neutral colors, few frills and a minimum of "stuff" for masculine cards - thank goodness i don't have to make many of them - thanks for playing along with A Blog Named Hero and Good luck!!

Maureen Morton said...

Hugs, dear pal! What a sweet card. Love this graphic style. Crafting is good therapy when we aren't feeling great.

Brenda said...

Hi Cindy, sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you. You made a lovely masculine card, perfect colours and I love the simplicity.

Barb Ghig said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Cindy! This is such a beautiful masculine card! I love the soft ombre color palette, and the lovely patterned papers you chose for the background! Perfect sentiment, too! Good luck in the ABNH challenge...looks like a winner to me!
Thinking of you, my sweet friend!

Chark said...

So sorry for your the colors on this card.

Michelle Lupton said...

So sorry for your recent loss, Cindy. I adore the ombre colours you have used - perfect colours for a masculine card.