Thursday, March 31, 2011

Just a Card


Nothing fancy here - no pearls, lace, coloring, distressing or special techniques! Not even any embossing!! Yikes! Just a couple of SU punches, In Wilderness SU stamp set, and some CTMH papers. Oh, plus a little baker's twine, button, and dimensionals. But all in all, I really like it. Of course I love that fabulous image but also really like the patterned paper I used too. If you can't see it on the photo, click it and get a little larger version. I think this will make a nice card for a guy.

This is for the sketch challenge over at The Paper Players. If you haven't checked that out yet be sure and do so. So much inspiration from the DT and they already have so many pretty entries. I also found a challenge (new to me) over at Top Tip Tuesdays. The theme for this one is "nature inspired". Be sure and check out both of these wonderful challenges.

Thanks for stopping by.................

Lynn

23 comments:

Marilyn said...

Great card Lynn! I like the Baker's twine & how it matches the blue paper & it looks like some blue in your DP too. This is just perfect... you don't need any other embellishments, I like it the way it is.

Monica said...

VERY EARTHY AND SUPER COLOURS! Love that patterned paper. Goes so very well. And the image is lovely. Love it's vintage feel and the sentiment is so deep and meaningful. A great card, honestly.

xxx Monica

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is a wonderful card, love the image and the paper, just natural, love it. I have not really tackled a more natural card and I love yours so maybe I will give a try. Have a great weekend, enjoy, especially with the warm/hot temps.

The Allyson Rioux Foundation said...

You are just a pro at the masculine cards!!!!
Terrific :)
Maria

The Allyson Rioux Foundation said...

Ooops, I'm logged in as my 'other' account!
It's really Maria @ Crafty Cre8tions!!

Tina said...

Oh Lynn, your eagle is beautiful and the paper you chose to accent it is perfect! Baker's Twine ...coming soon in a SU Summer Mini catalog..can't wait to play with some! Healing Hugs to you-hope you're feeling better.

MiamiKel said...

This is really beautiful - sometimes it's nice to make a card just because! It really stands out with it's classic look and beautiful color choice! Awesome, Lynn! x0x0

Nance said...

Great masculine card Lynn! Love how the blue picks up the flecks of blue in the DSP. The baker's twine is a great touch with the natural stamp set. Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Players! :-)

Becky said...

This is a wonderful masculine card Lynn. I love this.

Carrie said...

I really like it too! Sometimes its good to not add all the other stuff to a card and you nailed this masculine style perfectly.

Tammy said...

Fabulous card Lynn, perfect for a man. Baker's time and button really sets it off.

jaydee said...

Lynn, the bakers twine and button are the perfect addition to this card. I, too, love this image! it really is a perfect guy card without trying too hard to be "masculine"! If you know what I mean. Your framing of the eagle is just perfect.
So glad you joined the Paper Players this week and hope that you are feeling OK
hugs
jaydee

LeAnne said...

Outstanding card! It doesn't need a lot of fuss and bother with this image! Perfect for the Paper Players this week!
If you like eagles, have you seen this?
http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles
It is a live stream of a pair of eagles' nest--with eggs ready to hatch! Sorry, I just had to share!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Lynn! The image does it all with this card! A perfect masculine card! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Fab creation!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday

Come back next week for another great tutorial!

Maggie
x

Lynn McAuley said...

Awesome colors and papers for this wonderful image!! A great card, Lynn!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Awesome card Lynn...I thought I had left you a comment already but I guess it didn't take! I love the masculine image and the twine. Nice touch! So happy you joined us at the Paper Players!
Hugs!
Lesley

Anne Marie said...

Lynn, you may say nothing fancy was added but I think that is why it is PERFECT! This is an awesome masculine card! I love the clean lines and the bakers twine is a fantastic accent! I also like how the DSP mimics the border punch. Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players this week! :)

E.T said...

not just nice, it will make a PERFECT guy card!

Nana Connie said...

Lynn, I love this card. It's masterful in its elegance and the blue/brown palette you chose is absolutely perfect! Sometimes CAS is the way to make a card really stand out! Excellent work.

Karen Howard said...

This is amazing and a perfect guy card!

Nancy in Iowa said...

A perfect image for me to happen upon today...spent the day watching a bald eagles hatch on a web cam!
This is a wonderful card - love the layout. That design paper is yummy and just what the majestic bird needed!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful and wonderful!!! Love the image and the accent with Bakers twine!