03 April 2016

The Paper Players: Western

Hi there!

We have a wonderful new challenge at The Paper Players  this week! Laurie is our hostess and she has an exciting theme challenge:

                                                            

The perfect opportunity for me to make a masculine card... however... if you visit the challenge blog you will see more inspiration from the team in a variety of styles and takes... not only masculine!


Cowboy birthday card

A close up of the focal point:

Cowboy birthday card

I think this is the first time I made a masculine card I really really like!

The background is once again from The Pixel scrapper. The cowboy hat is a free clipart image, traced in the Silhouette studio to create cutting lines.

The sentiment is my own creation using the font bleeding cowboy. Awesome font perfect for the occasion!

Final touches 3 copper brads and a piece of twine, because every cowboy needs a rope!

You are welcome to use my sentiment :

happy birthday sentiment for masculine cards

I used inspiration from 3 other challenges to create my card:

Freshly made sketches  ~ Layout

Less is more ~ white space but not white

The male room challenge ~ magic/fantasy (because in my world, a cowboy is a fantasy figure ;)


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Thanks for visiting me today!
Have a great week.

Hannelie

36 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Oh this looks a fun challenge. Fabulous masculine card, love the kraft with the black. Such a fun layout and theme, gorgeous text you've made and all finished off with the three copper brads. (and of course the piece of cowboy twine!! x). I'm liking this one very much xx

Dotty Jo x said...

Great card, love the western feel! Jo x

Esther said...

This is fabulous, Hannelie! I love the restrained colour scheme and the use of elements is brilliant. A great CAS example. Well done!

Keti's Projects said...

What a fun card. I love your lasso ;-) and kraft paper. Hugs, Keti

Cheryl W. said...

My BIL would love this card - he's a bit of a cowboy. He raises cattle, owns and rides horses and ALWAYS wears a cowboy hat. Wonderful masculine card, Hannelie.

stampwithsandy said...

FAbulous card, Hannelie! I love the kraft with the black, and that lasso is just perfect!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the Kraft and black for the western theme! The font is fabulous and I love how you tied the rope! Cool card!

Viv's Visuals said...

Terrific masculine card Hannelie - and thank you so much for the sentiment!

laurie said...

Your color combo is perfect for the theme, and I love the rope and hat! That font IS perfect!

have a rootin' tootin' Sunday!

Claire Broadwater said...

I love the black and kraft combo! This is the perfect masculine Western card! Have a great week, My Friend! XX

Jen Mitchell said...

Fantastic man-card! I love the background and the lasso is fabulous!

Geri said...

Oh my goodness...it's been awhile since I've seen brads in action! They are PERFECT for your 'mighty fine' cowpoke themed card! Love the Pixel Scrapper background (very versatile) and love the font!

Anita in France said...

So cool, Hannelie ... love that tied lasso ... such brilliant detailing! Hugs, Anita :)

Patti said...

Heeheehee Awesome! guy card!! Love that font!! thank you for offering it!

Patti

Susan said...

Terrific and fun masculine card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Such amazing inspiration, beauty and elegance at every turn of your cards Hannelie. Love this and despite the masculine theme it's still got that superb chic elegant look about it. Thanks for sharing at Less is More this week. Sarah

Rose said...

I always struggle with masculine cards but yours is fabulous. Love your use of the twine & brads with the kraft.

Celeste Goff said...

What an awesome masculine card! I adore anything on kraft so this is right up my alley!

Jen Brum said...

What a fun card! I love that hat and rope! It looks tied by a professional cowboy! The card looks so amazing done in Kraft and black! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

HJ said...

What a fun, masculine card. The one part I love best is the rope!! Of course the cowboy hat is fun too, but the rope really makes it. I love the font as well. TFS

Marjan Küppers said...

Knap gedaan, erg leuk die fishtail met lasso en cowboyhoed! Mooie kaart, Hannelie!

Chrissie said...

This is terrific Hannelie, I used this same hat and font for a western styled card some time ago!
It looks wonderful and the rope is the perfect touch!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Nance Leedy said...

Couldn't agree more about your fantasy figure and I can just imagine the hunk that would wear this great hat. It is possible for a masculine card to be elegant and this is it. Rugged and refined too--great card!

Sid said...

Loving your card design !!

Gisela said...

Way too cute. The "rope" circle is the perfect touch. Great card.

baileyrosy.com said...

Gorgeous, love the Kraft the beautiful font and the touch of texture on this beauty.

Marie

Joanne James said...

Fab CAS card Hannelie - love the addition of the brads and rope and great use of non-white space.

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is such a fabulous masculine card! Cool colours and cool image. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Such a great card. Karen x

LeAnne said...

What a great take on the Western theme....that font is amazing!!! Simple yet effective and a great neutral color palette as well!

Liz said...

Brilliant masculine card. The addition of the 'rope' is a perfect finishing touch.

Liz - LIM Guest Designer xx

Neets B said...

Kraft is the perfect choice for this fab masculine card, Hannelie. Love the design and the way you've tied the twine is genius.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Petra Swart said...

Joe, vrou, ek sou nie geweet het watter kant toe met so 'n tema nie, maar jy het dit eenvoudig perfek hanteer en 'n skitterende kaartjie gemaak!!! Sjoe, dit lyk pragtig - mal oor daai strepe, die hoed, die absoluut gepaste font van die sentiment, die baie slim en oulike brads en natuurlik die oulike tou wat jy jou cowboy gegee het!!!! Baie oulik en baie oorspronklik gedoen!!! Volpunte!!!!
Groete

colleen begley said...

This is a really cute masculine card! I've always liked the look of black and kraft together.

Deborah Frings said...

I really like your card and a cowboy most certainly is a fantasy figure. Stephen King created the cowboy Roland Deschain in the Dark Tower series, which is fab. Super layout and great colours. Thanks so much for playing along with our Magic/Fantasy challenge at The Male Room! Deborah, DT.

Mel C said...

Wonderful card and HB, thank you!