Saturday, 18 January 2014

Beer Monster

I'm back in C&S mode today with a masculine(ish) card which I've made for a colleague's birthday at the end of this month.  I'm sure that hubster would point out that despite the monster image, this is still "cutsie", but it's as masculine as I get, and he's lucky it's not pink and glittery.

I used a paw print border die for the top to mimic the monster's footprints, but instead of cutting it, I used some tan embossing mats to emboss the paw print.  It was still a bit feint, so I lightly rubbed some green shimmer chalk over it.  Then it looked too dark, so I rubbed most of it off again with an eraser!  Some of the chalk seemed to stick to the twine though, so the top line of twine looks more green than the lower strip!

After all that, I thought that it still looked a bit 'unfinished' so I popped on a few pearls.

My masculine card supports the new 'For the Boys' challenge at A Gem of a Challenge which starts today.  Hope to see you join in with us.

Card Recipe.
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Sarah said...

What a great "guy" card Annette, your colouring is fab, as ever! Have a good weekend xx

Mojca said...

ohhhhh such a gorgeous CAS card Anneette. love how the image stands out Hugs! Mojca

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is a wonderful CAS design. So love the green colouring, twine and shadow around the cute critter.
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Lisa Minckler said...

It's WONDERFUL...I love this card!!

Craftdee said...

Oh my, what a fabulous card!! Love the image, and that edge is perfect, Donna x

Carol S. said...

This is such a fun card. The image is amazing and love the CAS design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol S. said...

This is such a fun card. The image is amazing and love the CAS design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Christine L said...

A fabulous fun card hon... love the monster... who could have also had pearls on his spots!! hehe!! T'would be perfect for my lovely OH who likes his glass of beer!

Christine x

vic said...

Oh my gosh how cute is that beer monster I love it! Beautiful colouring your card looks amazing!!!!!

Vic x

gail said...

lovely male card, gail

Janet said...

Fabulous Annette love it! xx

Wishcraft said...

Such a fun male card hun, love it :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Ann said...

Guy cards are a challenge for me. This one is great. Love the monster

Jennifer said...

I just loooooove the beer monster, he is so cool and so cute. Hugs, Jen xx
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Sandra said...

So cute! the beer monster is adorable! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Joey said...

FANTASTIC card Annette, beautiful colourwork. Thanks for joining us at Without Words. Joey xx

debby4000 said...

Love your beer monster card and how clever to do that strip of embossing.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



Cindy Groh said...

I love this card. It is such a great male card regardless of what your spouse says I like it. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK-Let me know. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.

Curly said...

Wow superb colouring and layout, absolutely stunning creation :)

Thank you so much for joining us at
Without Words Challenge I hope you will try to join us again next Month :)
Have a lovely day
Crafty hugs
Bridget :)

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