Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Masculine #3 - Navy - Congratulations

Going to the market........probably on someone's back porch.


"To some blind souls, all cats are much alike. To a cat lover, every cat from the beginning of time has been utterly and amazingly unique."                                                                            ---------------Jenny de Vries

Hi, Friends......

I'm back with yet another card for the MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge - Masculine card with Navy Blue.  As I mentioned, I got super-inspired by this combination and had a lot of fun making this series of relatively unadorned cards!!!    




This time I used a new "Congratulations" embossing folder from my Darice - Phrases 3 Pack with that fabulous Core'dinations Heavy Weight cardstock I talked about here.   LOVE!!!!  I really noticed the difference in weights when I used my diagonal stripes embossing folder for the navy blue background.  It nearly cut through the blue cardstock.......and in fact a small corner tore off which I had to repair.  I didn't have any hint of that problem happening on my previous card using the heavy weight white.




To add a bit of shimmer, I had to use some of my favorite metallic color - GOLD!!  I placed a narrow strip from the DCWV Foiled Cardstock, which I got for 50% off at JoAnn's recently because it was dinged up a bit on the edges.  (Hey, it was already 40% off and so I told them I would buy this slightly damaged one if they would come down to 50% off.  They did!  Yay!!) Jennifer McGuire recommended this foiled cardstock on her site recently, saying a little goes a long way.  So instead of cutting a huge chunk to completely surround my greeting, I used one little slice.  Thanks, Jennifer!  I love the more restrained look for this masculine card.  

That's all for now.  I will switch gears a little bit for my next card as I help usher in Autumn.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #230 - Masculine - Navy
2.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
3.  Word Art Wednesday Challenge #151 - Anything Goes with an Encouraging Sentiment
4.  Pile it On Challenge #38 - Shiny 

5.  City Crafter Challenge Week #230 - Focus on Sentiment

18 comments:

  1. Three......you've been a busy lady I love blue so this is a success for me ...............Thanks for playing with us at marks Finest Papers......Lis

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    1. Thank you, Lis. This navy blue has really appealed to me this week, too!!

      <3
      Janis

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  2. Simply lovely ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Ros!!!

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      Janis

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    1. Thank you so much!!! It's a really different style for me, but I enjoyed designing it.

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      Janis

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  4. Beautiful CAS card!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, Charlene!!!

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      Janis

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  5. CAS at it;s best and it;s gorgeous. And chic! Thank you so much for joiing us at CCCB!

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    1. I appreciate your kind words and you stopping in, Stella!!

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      Janis

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  6. Ooooh, this is really striking. That embossed sentiment is so classy looking with the gold foil edging! I know what you mean about some card stock weights barely handling the embossing folders because I have had some end up in tatters after embossing. I had seen embossing folders with sentiments on them but never considered getting any...but now that I've seen this beauty I've changed my mind!

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    1. Thank you, Karen!! I'm glad to know my experience with the embossing folders cutting through is not just me!! It would be nice if Core'dinations put out their heavy-duty cardstock in a few other basic colors, too! Maybe I will write them about that.

      I, too, wasn't sure about the sentiment embossing folders, but since they were on such a good sale....I took a chance. Glad I did. The others in this set are more flourish-y, so I used this one with the more masculine font for my card. It looks like a card to send to someone who has just received their Masters or Ph.D. .....something very dignified! :)

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      Janis

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  7. Great card, I love the colour combo you have chosen.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

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    1. Thank you so much, Jo!! I am glad you stopped by!!

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      Janis

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  8. This is wonderful, Janis! Thanks so much for sharing with us and have a blessed week!
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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    1. Thank you for stopping in to see the blogs that enter the challenge. That's a ton of hopping!!! I appreciate your kind and encouraging words!!!

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      Janis

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  9. WONDERFUL CAS card!!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO!!
    Hope to see you again!
    Have a GREAT day!

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    1. Thank you, Bethie!!! That is so sweet of you to stop by!

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      Janis

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THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your kind words encourage me so very much!!!

Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis