Sunday, March 20, 2011

sLiM week 7 - Masculine

I'm totally enjoying the Simply Less is More challenges by Chrissie and Mandi. The blog itself is worth visiting because (1) these ladies always have a tutorial (who can resist learning something new?) and (2) there are plenty of inspirational cards. Moreover, this has got to be the friendliest community ever. Many visit others AND leave comments as well. My stats definitely prove that the biggest traffic come from the Simply Less is More blog (thank you ladies).

Week 7 is on masculine cards. Here's my take on it. Though I had fun making it, I'm not really happy with the final product - doesn't seem quite right. So, any constructive feedback would be welcome. How would you do it differently? Maybe I'll have another go. Father's day is not for a while yet but at least this is done. It's the earliest masculine one I have to do.




All products are from Stampin Up.

stamps: Punch Bunch, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
ink: black, Cherry Cobbler (sponged on + Stampin Write)
paper: Jolly Holiday DSP
punch: 1 3/4" circle (used as template around the owl), Owl, Word Window

If you look closely, the tie is actually an origami one, mounted on with dimensionals and a glue dot. It started off as a 1"x1" (or 2.5cm square). It was so tiny! Folded up, it's even tinier. :-) The owl was stamped directly on the card. The sentiment was stamped (with the feet), punched out then adhered to the card.

It is clean and simple and almost OLC. Too CAS?

33 comments:

  1. I think this one really rocks!
    That tie is the business! The whole thing is great, I wouldn't alter a thing!
    Thanks for your lovely kind words about our blog and thanks also for a great submission!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. FABULOUS card for Fathers Day

    Kathyk

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  3. What a great card. Love the little owl, the tie is a great addition. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

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  4. Love this little owl stamp, and the tie is fabulous!

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  5. This is fantastic! i love the tie such a brilliant idea!

    Ali x

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  6. hi Mayln
    This is super ...great little owl....a real fun card...thanks for your comment on my card
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxx
    enjoy your day x
    can you take your word verifaction off please instructions are on my blog x

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  7. Brilliant! really shows that less is more

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  8. I think this is a fab card. I love the owl, his tie is super and you;ve chosen great colours. Jo x

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  9. I love the owl with the tie, Great card
    Fiona P

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  10. Cute owl, great tie. I wouldn`t change a thing.
    Lynne xxx

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  11. What a super duper card. How many people are going to be CASing that tie! The only suggestion I have is that you could pop the owl on a branch and leave the sentiment at the bottom, but really it's fab as it is. xx

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  12. That owl looks so cute with his tie! Love this card,
    Diane xx

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  13. I LOVE owls, they are so cute, and this little fella, is fab for a masculine card!
    kelly xx

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  14. What a cool card! Love the tie on the owl!!

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  15. Great card, love the owl especially his tie

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  16. Love the image and cute tie and rounded edges, wouldn't change a thing :O) Viv xx

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  17. I think it's perfect as it is. Love the owl image. Sue.x

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  18. Hi again Malyn
    This is just super!
    Love the tie on the owl
    PERFECTION
    Thanks so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  19. Love the tie on the owl. How cute is that?!! Also his little waist coat. x

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  20. I think your card is just fab as it is and that owl is so cool. The tie is a great addition too. Can't wait for that punch to arrive in the uk next month x

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  21. Love the little owl image, so cute.
    jenjoy x

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  22. Honestly I wouldn't change a thing about it, it's perfect!! I love his little tie :)
    Kerry x

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  23. Totally terrific card and so love that tie. Brilliant. Annette x

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  24. I just love that owl and his tie is fabulous!
    great card

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  25. Fabulous card! That owl is so cute with his terrific tie! Love it! Lynne x

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  26. it's not "too" CAS, it's perfect CAS!! well done!x
    http://ya-dla-joie.over-blog.com

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  27. This is sooooo adorable! Love the way you did the tie--he looks so spiffy!

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  28. Love the owl stamp and I love the way you added dimension to his tie! Tracey x

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