Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tuning In

This super simple masculine card I'm sharing today fits 3 current challenges--CAS-ual Friday's masculine card challenge, the new sketch on the Clean and Simple Stamping blog, and the Lawnscaping embossing challenge.  It may be simple, but like lots of cardmakers, I tend to have a hard time with masculine cards, and I really like how this one turned out.  The mix of neutral colors and patterns looks great!

Can you find the embossing on here?  If you said the television screen, you're right!  After stamping the TV image from Lawn Fawn's Stay Tuned set in brown and gray inks, I made a reverse mask and stamped the narrow chevron from the Chevron Backdrops set on the screen in silver ink, then heat embossed the lines to create my own version of a retro test pattern.  You don't see those very often anymore--LOL!

The television image is cut out and placed on a panel of grid patterned paper using a dimensional dot.  The set's "tuning in to say hi" sentiment is stamped next to the image in brown ink.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Lawn Fawn Stay Tuned and Chevron Backdrops stamp sets, Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa and London Fog inks, My Mind's Eye Sweet Caroline-Dilly Dally 6x6 paper pad, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, and  Whisper White cardstock, Crystal Clear embossing powder (Stampin' Up!); Encore Silver ink (Tsukineko)


  1. Great CAS card!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping. xx Tamara

  2. Love the monochromatic color palette. Great card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  3. That was so clever to mask those chevrons on the TV. A super, fabulous card. So glad you could join us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Lori - this is too cute! I definitely struggle with masculine cards, but your's is awesome! I love the embossing on the TV. Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. This image is so darn cute Lori, I really like your design.

  6. So cute! I always love to see what you come up with for our challenges- you're so creative :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. Love your design Lori! Thank you so much for joining us at Lawnscaping!


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