Sunday, July 12, 2015

CAS and Masculine

Hopping in really quick tonight to sneak in two cards for two challenges I didn't want to miss!  
First I have a CAS masculine card.
The die is from Sizzix Thinlets - Shape Strips - and the sentiment is from Free Spirit Sentiments by Waltzingmouse.
I'm linking this card to CAS-ology Cue Card Repeat
My second card is also masculine but a little more involved.  I stamped the mountains and cactus strip from Way Out West along with the cowboy from Back in the Saddle on the card base.  All the stamps are from Waltzingmouse.  I die cut a piece out of the brown Bazzill card stock using a Thinlits Labels Die from Alterations and laid the brown panel over the card base so the desert scene showed through.   The sentiment from Back in the Saddle is stamped on another die cut using a Labels Die.
Here's a close up of the scene framed by the label cut out. I used Ocean Tides, Scarlet Jewell and Smokey Shadow inks from Papertrey Ink and sponged over the whole area with Ranger Distress Tea Dye Ink.
I'm linking this card to Cardz4Guyz - sketch challenge.

I'm off to bed - back to work tomorrow - vacation is over  : (

Way to Go
Stamps:  Free Spirit Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Smokey Shadow - PTI
Accessories:  Dies:  Sizzix Thinlits - Shape Strips 

Happy Trails
Stamps:  Back in the Saddle and Way Out West - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Brown Bazzill; Rustic Cream and True Black - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tea Dye; Ocean Tides, Scarlet Jewel and Smokey Shadow - PTI
Accessories:  Dies - Thinlits Labels - Alterations, star punch - Fiskars, foam dots.


LesleyG said...

Love how you've inspired us with two totally different styles of male cards, which are so much harder to do. TFS and hope work is not too much of a trial xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Two fabulous cards of very different styles but you rocked them both. Have a good week at work.
hugs Brenda xxx

Julie B said...

Two fab cards masculine Julia. Love your take on the sketch, especially the way you went with the shaped aperture to frame the scene.
Thanks for linking up at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Annette Allen said...

awesome masculine cards..

Marybeth said...

Love them both! Your first card is one amazing CAS card . I know, nothing simple about making it ..right!

Cazro said...

Brilliant interpretation of our challenge. I love how you changed the circle to a label aperture, with a wodnerfully interesting scene. It's different and fresh. So pleased you joined us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Hannelie said...

I LOVE the graphic take on the cue card!
Thanks for joining our repeat challenge at Casology!

Helen said...

Love the way you've used our sketch and your colour scheme is great.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh, I am loving your Happy Trails card!! I adore a western theme for guys and the colours and layout on yours is so wonderful! Great black and white card too! hugs :)

Angie said...

I love your repeating CASology card! So clever!

Anonymous said...

Hey Julia!! You used that die perfectly!! Its amazing what comes in handy for us at unexpected times. Nicely done. Thank you so much for playing us this week at CASology.

Terry said...

Both cards are just perfect for those men in our lives! Love the masculine touch!

Shari Trumbull said...

Fabulous manly cards, Julia!! I love the both of them!! XOXO-Shari

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great masculine cards Julia, love your western themed card, wonderful! Deb xo