This week over on The Challenge blog, we have a Masculine Challenge Inspiration picture.
My eye was immediately drawn to the map on the wall. I based the rest of my card off of that image.
I stamped the map image from Concord and 9th's Map Love onto a light blue piece of cardstock using a soft brown ink. I wanted to replicate the look of the map for this piece. In order to highlight it, I cut a card panel from white cardstock and then cut focal point using a circle die. I adhered my original map piece behind the panel to draw more attention to it. I heat embossed the sentiment at the bottom in gold in an echo of the hinges on the trunk in the front of the picture. Keeping with the more masculine look, I tied some hemp twine around the card to break up the white space left on the panel. I adhered the whole thing with some craft foam to a navy blue card base (again echoing the trunk). I decided to skip any other embellishments for this one. I always feel like adding to many sparkly items like sequins or pearls makes a card feel more feminine. I left it simple with the gold sentiment and that's enough sparkle for me for once!
I think this card would make a great Graduation card. Too bad all the boys in my family are still in Elementary School!