Monday, May 23, 2016

The Challenge #74



Lesley has another amazing inspiration photo and theme for you this week at The Challenge



I wanted to incorporate both the tractor theme as well as the subtle colors in the photo.  I started by "Debossing a rectangle frame to highlight my image as well as a dotted border line.  I added red paper behind the dots so they would pop and popped up my great big hello! on black foam. 

I hope my card  inspires you to make a masculine theme card of your own : ) Please come join the fun at The Challenge! we love seeing your work in the gallery.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday!

Patti


23 comments:

A splash of color said...

Oh how sweet and CAS. I love it so much. Great set.. perfect colors..

Lisa said...

The tiny red dots and the layered up hello are my faves on this fabulous card Patti!! So perfect for a dad!

Theresa Krout said...

You nailed it! Did you do any CROPPING for this card??heehee I love the look and that fact it is for your dad! He will love it. I see the next PTI die I want "hello". Is there where you go it? I love the dots on the bottom. Was that a die?

Karren said...

Fabulous masculine card! Love the little pops of red - very effective!

~amy~ said...

This is wonderful!

Linda said...

What a great masculine card Patti. Love the red and kraft.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Patti, you just brought a huge smile to all the thousands of us who didn't grow up inside a city! You rocked the challenge with your beautiful barn design for dad!! Hugs, Darnell

Jeanne said...

What an inspiring masculine card! I love the color of red you chose. It truly pops! That hello die is has a wonderful font. That stamp is fabulous and I see a bit of red inside the barn, too. I think the debossed frame is a fabulous design decision. All in all a fantastic card!! :)

Joyce said...

This is fantastic. I think it may be my favorite card ever using that little farm set. Love the subtle details like the red dotted lines and embossed frame, and how your color scheme is so simple. That tractor is so very adorable. Must look to see if I have it. Will be so happy if I do!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your card and the inspirational photo. Farmall tractors are really abundant on our farm. My hubby got several from his father and when he retires he is thinking of restoring many of them. So this is so cool. I need a good tractor die and stamp for my farm creations I can see.

Leigh Penner said...

I love this, Patti!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun! Love that tiny tractor!

cm said...

Such eye-catching details on your card, Patti, with the embossing and paper behind the dots. Special attention to 'little' things can have quite the impact! Your farm scene reminds me of long-ago visits to my grandparents' farm in Manitoba...right down to the little red tractor! Smiling at the memories and the delight of your creativity...
~carol

Lyn said...

Love this card to pieces <3 Red is one of my very favourite colours. so I had to have a tinker with this challenge........Masculine for me is always challenging :)

*Vicki* said...

Oh this is such a fun card Patti!! I just love how the red really pops on your design!! SO FUN!! :) HUGS

Taunya Butler said...

This is classy, crisp and just so very well done, I am in awe of the way you have added special details to this that just added so much!! Like that dotted line and the embossed square around your focal point - super wonderful card!!!

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card Patti, I love the kraft and red together.

Broni said...

Patti, your card is awesome! We both used that great "On the Farm" set....great minds...!

Asha said...

WOW! What fabulous man-card. LOVE these colours...masculine yet easy on the eyes for a girl too.
hugs Asha

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, I LOVE this Patti! At first glance it looks CAS, but there's actually so much detail and thought in it, lovin your colour theme too!

Rachel Bergfeld said...

This card is just lovely! The attention to detail is fantastic!

Kim Heggins said...

This is one fabulous card...just love your sweet scene, your farm is as cute as can be!

Jinny Newlin said...

Super cute, Patti! Love the way you've framed that little scene, and the large "hello" flanks it perfectly!