February 05, 2011

CAS Masculine Tree Card for the OCC

I’d like to thank everyone who has congratulated me on my OCC design team acceptance. I’m glad you are excited too! I’m also getting close to 50,000 blog hits. While that may seem tiny compared to those who get millions of hits, I am proud because for so long the numbers were really tiny. BTW, the counter at the bottom of the page isn’t accurate because my old one was close to 30,000 hits the last time I looked, then it crashed. Might have  been much more but I’m going to go with 30,000. Hopefully this counter won’t crash!

CAS tree masculine card

This week’s challenge is to create a card or other project using Clean and Simple design principles and use a tree. CAS is far from my normal style but the whole reason I love challenges is for, wait for it… the Challenge of it. If it was too easy, it wouldn’t be as fun right?

Well, I’m not a huge collector of tree stamps, the only ones I have are very small, so I’m really glad I recently purchased some PTI stamps second-hand. Since the set I used was designed for manly cards, naturally I went with a masculine card. I used masking and sponging an top of my stamping to get a faux board look. I wanted to use something as nails but I just couldn’t think of what to use that wouldn’t overpower, look cheesily hand-drawn or look too large. Any thoughts for next time?

Please be sure to play along at the OCC blog this week. We’d love to have you and maybe you can even win one of our Talent Awards! I know you’ll enjoy the team’s work, such FABULOUS designers!

Enjoy. Rebecca

Men of Life, BB: Woodgrain, Father Knows Best–PTI
Ink: Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters-Ranger, olive, artichoke, cocoa, chocolate-SU!,
Paper: chocolate, cocoa, confetti white CS-SU!
Accessories: foam dots-Jody Morrow, tag die-Spellbinders, twine-stash, embossing folder-Cuttlebug


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful work, Rebecca! Great colors and lots of texture. Definitely a perfect masculine card!

Hope you are having a great weekend.


Wendy Janson said...

Wonderful masculine card, Rebecca. I love the wood grain stamp and the embossing folder you've used for texture. Then there's the simple tag and hemp. They all come together well and your image pops! Great job!

Sarah Gough said...

I've seen some awesome screw head brads before, but nothing that looks like nails. Love the card, that tree is perfect!

Kimminita said...

I absolutely LOVE trees. They are so wise and energetic, alive. And I must say you photograph you cards so well.

I am Kim by the way, Kimminita on swap-bot for the follow my blog swap.

Lori Rider said...

This is wonderful, Rebecca - I love the embossed background and wood grain, and your tree is really gorgeous! The sentiment label is cool too - just a great card all around!

Vicki Burdick said...

Love this Rebecca, love the woodgrain stamp, perfect CAS masculine card!

Brittani said...

Hi, This is Brittani (MsBunni) from Swap-bot just stopping by to check out your blog (from the Follow my blog swap) I loved looking at all your projects. I plan to come back when I have more time to look around. They are all so cute! Thanks for sharing your blog.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Rebecca, your card is stunning! I love the muted colors, the sentiment, and the woodgrain! I also like the way you staged your photo- very creative!

Flocoton said...

Wa-hoo... I'm so impress ! Cards are things that I never tried (even didn't think !) to make, and seeing yours, make me think that I have to !
I love Dino-mite too, what a great idea !
I'm definitly one of your followers now !
(Happy Flo, swap-bot partner)

evey said...

What a handsome card. he tree is simply beautiful. Love your blog and the how-to's. Thanks for sharing.

(eveyinorbit via swapbot)

Conniecrafter said...

Love it, great texture and stamps combo, great inspiration for a masculine card and can always use that :)

Kristin said...

Love, love, LOVE this! I mean - perfection! I love all the patterns and textures, and it's still CAS - how DO you do it?

Diane Gilbert said...

Rebecca this is fantastic!!!! I love the look of this card it caught my eye right away! Great job on this week's challenge