Saturday, 19 March 2011

A Masculine Card for "Less is More"

Goodness me, last week was our best yet at "Less is  More". We had 267 entries, which took quite a bit of time to comment on. I think I got round all of them and there were some stunners!
This week our theme is a card for a man.  I wonder why we all seem to find it so difficult?
Here I have used a Stampin' Up image and teamed it with a Pink Petticoat paper, in monochrome chocolate.
I bought this set of Nesties labels recently as I had admired them on someone else's blog. Unlike the squares, circles or ovals, there isn't a large and small set allowing you to have a small increment in size, so I went about finding a creative way of trimming the diecuts in my Cuttlebug. There's a tutorial of how I did this on the "Less is More" blog.
I've also adapted the Spellbinders tags ... I shortened the white sentiment label using the smallest die from the set and then altered the large one in the set to make a mount. There are pics of how I did this also on the challenge blog.
I have since added my son-in-law's name in die-cut letters as it is his birthday this coming week and he does love a good wine.
What would I do without my Cuttlebug? Go out and buy another straight away I think!

45 comments:

  1. Fab card Chrissie,black and white always looks great. I'm off to have a go! xx Jan

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  2. Love it Chrissie, PP papers go so well with the vintage images you've used. Your die cutting tips on the challenge are brilliant

    Keep up the good work
    Love
    Victoria
    x
    ps your goodies will be with me on Monday and en route to you from there!

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  3. Love the image, one close to my heart lol! Like the monochrome colours and thanks for the tutorial of customising the dies - it's very useful.

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  4. What a great card for a man - as you say often difficult to make. Thanks so much for that tip with nesties and I will be trying that instead of drawing round the outside of the die and then cutting with scissors which is what I've done before to get a narrow border for matting.

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  5. oh this is just brilliant hun always makes a great card for a male black and white,I did do the last challenge but was too late posted it today,but will definatley get this weeks in hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  6. Morning Chrissie and what a fabulous card it is. i love that little charm too...wonderful addition. thank for another fabulous challenge

    Ali x

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  7. Superb as usual Chrissie. Hugs x

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  8. Hi hun
    gorgeous card as always, thanks for the brill tips, sue,x

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  9. Love the black and white, and that stamp is great for men. Would not have thought of using a charm on a bloke's card ... that grape charm is fab.

    Another great challenge.
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  10. I love the card - such a simple but effective mans card. THANK YOU SO MUCH for the nesties tutorial! I hate how the gaps in some of the them are so large and I've been drawing a pencil line and cutting by hand! This is so much easier........ what a difference a bit of knowledge makes - my nestie use will be transformed!!!!

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  11. Great card! The monochrome look always works so well and produces classy results.
    Thanks for the tutorial, too! I would never have thought to do that - very clever!

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  12. A great 'mans' card and a fab tutorial with nesties. x

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  13. Chrissie - sorry I haven't been by for a while - but you've made some stunning cards. And this is no exception - I love the simplicity of the monochrome colours and the image is great. I love the bunch of grapes charm!! Thanks also for super tutorial on LIM.

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  14. Fab card and thanks for the tutorial on dies - really helpful!! xx

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  15. Hi Chrissie thanks for that cutting tip, thats very useful to know.
    Your card is fab, not my fav theme I'm not very good at mens cards but I do need to make a couple for my BIL and Nephew this coming month so with you and Mandi giving me such great inspiration I'm going to have a go
    Hope you have a great weekend Hugs Susie xx

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  16. beautiful card Chrissie, love the wine stamp and very way to use your nesties! happy crafting, Debxx

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  17. "Pink Petticoat" paper on a masculine card??!! Do NOT tell your son-in-law! A perfect card - and thank you for the tutorials on Less Is More - I've always wanted smaller layers on these dies!

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  18. I know what you mean about the next die being too large. I have always traced around the die cut that I used and hand cut the larger panel, but I like your way a lot better. It is much more professional looking. Thanks for the tip!

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  19. Hello Chrissie, thank you for yours comments, i feel very good when i read yours posts.
    your card, i think, is for a gentleman, i love this stamp for a man, and i love the charme, perfect.
    Sorry for my english.
    A hug from Palma de Mallorca

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  20. A really great card for a man,thank you for also giving us all such great tutorials...we are learning so mych.

    Anne

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  21. Great challenge this week. LOVE your stylish monochrome card.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  22. Great card... thanks for the tip on how you shortened the nesties!

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  23. This is a fab male card Chrissie, I love the monochrome colours,
    Love Sarita xx

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  24. What a gorgeous card Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  25. Great card and really fits the bill - has given me an idea for a work colleague who is a bit of a wine buff

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  26. Great masculine card and I love that you used pink petticoat papers! LOL! Thanks for the tutorial, but it wouldn't work on my card! :(. I will be trying it on another one though.

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  27. Super card Chrissie, love how the different shapes work together. Thanks for the tutorial (I sometimes find nesties a bit fiddly to work with). suze x

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  28. What a fabulous masculine card. I love the simple B&W, always a classic. Thanks also for the details on how you used the dies; now I know how to "downsize" between die levels.
    Off to make a card now. TFS!!
    Carole

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  29. Wow Chrissy this is brilliant, love the monochrome look and thank you so much for your comment on my card, I really appreciate it.... that bow was on and off my card several times he he .. wasn't sure if to add it or not .. I'm definitely not good with male or CAS cards :) Thanks xxx

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  30. I didn't realize you had another blog! I am em following now~ Love your B&W card. I am thrilled for you that your challenge site has really taken off!

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  31. A great card Chrissie. Thanks for your tip on resizing the nesties. Really useful. Sue.x

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  32. Hallo Chrissi!

    Mir gefällt die Karte sehr gut !
    Irgendwann mal muss ich mich getrauen, nur in schwarz-weiss zu arbeiten. Noch hab ichs nicht probiert,dabei schauts doch gut aus.

    herzlichst
    Frieda

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  33. I really love this card Chrissie. It's just fab! The image is great and the charm really sets it off with that ribbon.

    Thanks for always making a point of commenting on all our cards...no othe DT seem to spend the time like you and Mandi do and it really makes us all feel like our efforts are appreciated.

    My last card with the Kraft card is actually meant to be kind of 'unstuck' from the card blank...it is stuck down, but not at the edges.

    Maybe I will try another card later in the week...
    Lizy x

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  34. FAB card Chrissie
    So inventive use of the die
    Great working with you
    mandi

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  35. Love black and white cards as they always look very elegant and this one is no exception, stunning card Chrissie.
    Thanks for the tutorial on the nestie it's good to know if you can do this with other dies too so will try very soon and see what happens.
    Thanks for all your excellent feedback on my entries, i am learning each week and i am enjoying all of the challenges so far:-)

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  36. This is absolutely gorgeous, I love it, especially the charm of grapes, it's just perfect.

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  37. Thank you so much for visiting to encourage me. :o)

    I've added where I got the stamps from and how I colored them. :o)

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  38. Love the charm and how it repeats the stamped image Chrissie. Thanks for the nestie tips really inspiring. Have a good week. Hugs Cherry xxx

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  39. Great mans card, and thank you for the tips you give us, thinking perhaps I should invest in a cuttlebug, people say how good they are.
    Jose

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  40. This is such a classy male card. I love it. I love my Cuttlebug, too. It is the one 'fancy' tool I have.

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  41. Hi Chrissy, great card, love that charm, it matches with your wine theme brilliantly. Have a wonderful day :0) xxx

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  42. Just a great, masculine card. Love the charm. Your son-in-law is sure to love it.

    I can't even think about not having a Cuttlebug. Yikes!

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  43. Super male card Chrissie, you certainly challenge us, good to try new styles xx

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  44. Gorgeous cad Chrissy! Love the background paper.

    I know why I think it is hard to make a card for a man. I can't find the perfect image. So the perfect solution for me was to not use an image. :)

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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Thanks,
Chrissie