Monday, April 23, 2012

Just Ride

I thought I'd start the week off with a CAS masculine type card.  The image and sentiment are from Mark's Finest Papers and I'll enter this in their challenge this week. It's a very basic card with distressing, stitching, and that's about it!  All the card stock I used for this is from CTMH - it's white core and great for distressing.  This is one of those cards that really does look better in real life and I think that's because of the card stock.  I used some Chocolate, Brown Bag, and Parchment.  The Parchment is such a unique color - not white or vanilla - it almost has a pinkish tone to it - But sadly, that didn't show up in the photograph.    I did a little "crazy" stitching around it and then added the ribbon and that brad - which is from SU.



After I finished the card I asked my husband if he liked it....since he thinks he's part Indian anyway and loves all things western, he of course said he loved it!  Dang, I really like getting nice compliments like that! LOL!!

I'll enter this in the challenges at Mark's Finest Papers (stitching), Card Crafter's Circle (stitching) and the challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks (Boys Dig It)

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

37 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh, I love this, Lynn! An absolutely perfect masculine card! Your "crazy" stitching is fabulous. I've GOT to pull out my sewing machine and at least attempt some stitching on a card! I see so many wonderful cards (like this one of yours) with stitching and it adds so much!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Great card, Lynn! This is one of my favorite MFP sets!

Anne Marie Hile said...

What a great masculine cards, Lynn! I really like those roughed-up edges and the cool stitched detail. Have a great day! :)

Anne Temple said...

So very cool. Love that stitching (but that's probably what my straight stitching would look like :-) ).

Bonnie said...

I love that crazy stitching. It's kinda like doodling only with a needle. All the browns come together to make a great frame for a wonderful image.

Tammy said...

Love it Lynn, especially like the stitching, looks like a pretty frame!

Kathy and Lucky said...

I love it too! All the elements are just so perfect from the paper to the distressing and that wonderful image. What a sweet hubby :)

Dixie said...

What a fantastic masculine card! I love everything about it - wonderful job!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Lynn, Fabulous card, I love all the little details you've added with the distressed edges, stitching antique brad and bow yet still kept your card CAS.

Thanks for making our Boys Dig It challenge so special.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Guest Designer @ 4 CCC

Veronica Z said...

Lynn I love this card! The design is fabulous!

Carol L said...

I just love any and all western theme cards, and this one fits the bill!! Those images are fantastic, and so is all the stitching and distressing! A totally cool card, NJ!

Linda said...

I am absolutely loving this card Lynn! It is great to see a western themed card.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Gina Lindsay said...

I like it a lot! I love the stitching and then that button reminds me of denim jeans.

Heather P said...

love love love this! Love CAS and this is so perfectly masculine! Thanks for joining the Boys Dig It Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!
Hugs!
Heather :)
www.heather-p.blogspot.com

Pat Garvin said...

Cool stitched frame. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Lynn, I like the image, the stitching and the brad.
Kevin xx

MiamiKel said...

Oh Lynn, truly stunning work - I totally get the western vibe you were aiming for and agree with your hubby - you nailed it and it's just beautiful! Blessings to you x0x0

Chriss America Real said...

I LOVE it! Your stitching is so cool, the whole card is really neat!

Hugs,

Chriss

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. I love the distressing and the simplicity.

Monica said...

Love this oh so masculine card, Lynn. The distressed paper looks just perfect and so do the charm and ribbon and ofcourse the image. Matching sentiment fits in so well.

Thanks for kind visit... come and see the card that I made with the felt hearts you sent me.
Love and hugs,
Monica

Faye said...

Oh this is just gorgeous. Loving the colours and the fab masculine feel. xx

NanaConnie said...

I love the CAS, Lynn! Fantastic brad and such a great stamp. Perfect bow, as always. :-D

Shelly Schmidt said...

Now this card- is the bomb! I love everything about it- the paper frame and the stitching- awesome!!! Your hubby is right- fabulous!

Karen Howard said...

Fabulous CAS and masculine card! Love your crazy stitching, I will have to try that myself! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Karen

Gemma said...

I love it hunni, great colours & such a great image too..
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Tammy said...

Awesome masculine card Lynn! I LOVE your fun stitching!! Fantastic distressing and bow!
Hugs, Tammy

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

So neat! Aside from the image, the fun stitching really jumps out at me! I've really got to get back to my machine!!

Love your bow in the corner too!!

So glad hubby liked it!!!!!

:)

Pauline said...

This is fabulous! My hubby would love it... he lives and breathes cowboy! Thank you for sharing at Card Crafter's Circle!
hugs,
Pauline

Darlene said...

Well, your hubby has every reason to like this card!! LOL
It's a keeper! How fun your "crazy stitching" is as a border! And I really like the distressing, it's perfect for a Western themed masculine card. Love it!

E.T. said...

what a great masculine card Lynn!! I am glad your hubby liked it.

Kelli Hull said...

Your Hubby has great taste! ;) Wonderful Card! Thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 104

Barbara Colbert said...

GReat stitched frame!!! NICE job! thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

Davi said...

Fab job on this one Lynn! I love the distressing with the meandering stitching and button :) I see why your husband liked it!

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Lynn,
Thanks for playing in the stitching challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle, I can see you have put a lot of thought into this creation and I love it! All the little touches make this card special!!!
Hugs
Trish Munro
http://trishandtreasure.blogspot.com/
Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

Joan Ervin said...

What an awesome guy card, Lynn....love the wonkey sewing in the background and the Indian silhouette image is just perfect for a masculine design!!!!

Designing with Debbie said...

Great masculine card. Love the crazy stitching really makes the card. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Margaret said...

Finally finding time to visit!
Your card is the perfect blend of rustic and masculine! Love the distressing on the core paper and the stitching is awesome! LOL at DH's opinion! He's a wise man!!