August 14, 2019

Couple of CAS masculine cards!

Hope you are having a lovely day! My day has been a bit eventful. Yesterday I went to my local indian shop. My nearest local indian shop is about 12 kms away. I bought my indian groceries, loaded the bags in my car, came home, put things away and went about doing my regular work at home. Until…., when my husband came home at night, turned the TV on to watch some cooking shows. Thats when I told him about my trip to indian shop and that I bought some paneer (indian cottage cheese) to make curries and parathas. At this time, I did not remember putting the paneer in the fridge. What??? I was not sure if I put them in the fridge and I forgot, or I still have a bag in the car boot which I have forgotton to bring inside!!! So I check the fridge, no paneer and the car boot, nothing there either. I panicked. Did I leave a bag behind? I have never forgotton anything in a shop in my life. Couldn’t sleep at night. Had a long wait this morning for the shop to open. Turned out I had left a bag behind. Unbelievable! I could not come to terms with it. When I went to the shop this morning to pick it up and it was not a small bag. It was a huge bag. How did I leave such a big bag behind is beyond my comprehension still. Thankfully they had kept my big bag of groceries and put the cool stuff in the fridge. I am still confused about what happened that I forgot a big bag. Cannot recall. Hope this kind of forgetting is one off. But surely an experience for me. Thanks for putting up with my rant.

Hello and Welcome, I am Gayatri. Today I have a set of masculine card which are clean and simple in style. All products used are from Simon Says Stamp. So here they are:

Frog cards

Frog Cards closeup1

Frog Cards closeup

I really didn’t know what to do with the Peeking Talking Frog die that I have from Simon Says Stamp. I love the die but what do I do with it? So I looked up inspirations using this die. I saw what Laura Bassen did with these kind of dies. She is a master of ink blending and her cards are gorgeous. One of her cards using these kind of dies were using strips of cardstock on the background. I was so inspired by it and wanted to give it a go. So my cards are heavily inspired by this card by Laura Bassen. Thank you very much for the inspiration, Laura!

I decided to do earthy colours inspired by interior design colour trend. I picked Teal, Deep Green, Burnt Orange, Mustard Yellow, Stone and Cream colour combo. My card base is Stone cardstock from Simon. The card front panel is Cream cardstock and so is Peeking Talking Frog die cut. For the strips of cardstock behind, I used the teal, orange, yellow and stone. I used four different dies from Sentiment Label dies from Simon to diecut all these coloured cardstock.

I butted different sizes of coloured cardstock strip vertically on one panel and horizontally on the other and glued them down. The panels are die cut using second die from Nested Rectangle die set also from Simon.

Peeking Talking Frog die cuts are my focal images. One die cut I made into a square and for the other, I used a stitched circle die to give a bit more detail. I adhered these using foam adhesives. Googly eyes adds interest to the frog die cuts. Sentiments are from Tiny Words Birthday stamp set. I stamped them using black ink on the leftover strips of yellow diecuts, trimmed and adhered as shown. I mounted the completed panel on the stone card base using craft foam. That is it. No embellishing. Surprise! I know. I always embellish. This is very unlike me.

Here are the photos of the individual cards and closeups.

Card #1

Frog Card #2a

Frog Card #2 closeup1

Frog Card #2 closeup

Card #2

Frog Card #1

Frog Card #1 closeup1

Frog Card #1 closeup2

Really love the clean and simple design. The colours makes a big impact. Now I want to make more of the clean and simple design cards. Lol! All the supplies used to make these cards are listed below.


Thank you very much to stopping by and have a lovely rest of the day!

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