Sunday, September 23, 2018

PP411 Jaydee's Sketch

Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week the wonderful Jaydee is our hostess with a sketch challenge. I love the simple lines of her sketch; they leave so much room for interpretation.

I followed the sketch pretty closely, and took this opportunity to make a couple of masculine birthday cards which I was in need of. There are lots of birthdays in my family in September and October (one of them mine). I used some Stampin' Up oldie-but-goodies, and was inspired by this card by Sheri Gilson. I loved the contrast of the modern chevron paper with the organic stamped images. I continued the circle element with my sentiment and a few enamel dots. It's nothing fancy, but I think it all works well together for a guy-card. 

Stamp Sets: Wetlands, Uncharted Territory, Petite Pairs
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Patterned Paper: Modern Medley
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Circle Punch and Dies
Accessories: White Embossing Powder
(all Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 

The Paper Players Design Team

Inky hugs :)


Nancy Farrell said...

Good Morning, Great masculine card, Sandy.
Have a blessed day.

LeAnne said...

I think this is awesome....not too much chevron at all! And I love anything in silhouette, so it's a win-win for me!

Jan Clothier said...

Good guy card. I like the contrast of the bold chevron and the more gentle natural elements, as you say. But there's also a contrast of light and dark that helps focus attention on the image and therefore the sentiment. Very stylish, Sandy.

Ann Schach said...

I love your chevron card, Sandy! The focal image and sentiment are a perfect contrast to the sharp angles of the chevron. The enamel dots are the perfect accent!

JoAnn said...

Love your masculine card Sandy. Great take on the sketch.

laurie said...

I love the chevron worked so well for the sketch too! Sharp card sandy!!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I love the monochromatic colors and the chevron paper is fabulous as a background for your silhouetted scene. I also love the fact that, although you made it for a masculine recipient, it could also work for any gender. Fabulous card. Thank you for rocking my challenge this week

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love this card Sandy! Chevrons can be tricky to use but they balance your naturalistic image beautifully. Great monochromatic colour scheme too. A perfect male card!

Claire Broadwater said...

I love the monochromatic color combo and all those chevrons! I agree, it is a perfect guy card! The beautiful silhouette just pops off this beauty! I hope you have a fantastic weekend, My Friend! XX

Anne Marie Hile said...

I just love the chevron paper with that clean image. A wonderful masculine card, all around. The enamel dots are a great touch to add some detail while still keeping the card crisp and clean. Love it! :)