Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The Male Room Challenge #23

The new challenge at The Male Room starts today and the theme is one we all have to address at some point.

http://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/challenge-23-theme.html

And as it's Remembrance Day here in the UK and we all wear poppies I went with a card that could be used for this or even as a sympathy card.


I decided to paper piece my poppy stamp and chose a tartan paper to keep my card masculine. So I stamped the poppies once onto the card and then again onto the paper. I hand cut the poppies and stuck them in place over the stamped image. I then added the flower middles.


Before mounting the poppy panel onto red card I embossed three lines down the right hand side. I finished off the card with the sentiment and some black gems.

Supplies:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Remember
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black, bamboo leaves
Ppaer: Paper Cellar, Squares
Embellishments: Mei Flower gems

Well I'm hoping I won't need this card in the near future, but it's always good to have one prepared. I'm wondering how you will intepret this theme and still keep your card masculine - a tad tricky I'm thinking. If you want more inspiration check out the DT creations - here - and we also have a new amazing Guest Designer joining us for November - Vicki of Stamp Smiles.

Thanks for your time today. And keep crafting!

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6 comments:

  1. This is absolutely stunning!! I love the paper piecing on the flowers in addition to the score marks added to your design! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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  2. That's a clever idea to use tartan paper, it looks great.

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  3. What a fabulous idea! I love the tartan poppies - really does give a masculine feel. I really like the sentiment and the detail with the scored lines. Lovely work. xxx

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  4. Very clever idea with the paper piecing. The tartan works really well and is so perfect for a male card and for the sympathy theme...yes lets hope you don't need to send it for the foreseeable future x

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  5. Beautiful card. Love the patterned paper you used on the poppies! this would be a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge for Remember the Fallen!

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  6. The paper pieced poppies look fantastic, love the paper you have used, I would never have thought of tartan but it works brilliantly. Great card for the theme
    Louise xx

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