Saturday, June 15, 2013

Catered Crop: For the Boys

The current challenge at Catered Crop is "For the Boys" - we are supposed to show our masculine side.

In my world, I am surrounded by men and boys.  When I started stamping, I had young sons who actually enjoyed getting cards, and my husband has saved everything that I have given him.  So my stash of masculine images is quite extensive. I went a couple of different directions today.

My first card relies on a masculine image and a bold sentiment...

Congrats

Isn't this guy a charmer?  Check out his blue eyes!!

Congrats Robot Close-Up

If you aren't comfortable with masculine cards, Linda at Catered Crop has not only curated a Pinterest board full of inspiration, but has also provided eight tips and hints!!  A couple of them caught my eye and I thought I would give it a try.  She mentions the current trend of geometric shapes - arrows, stars, chevrons - that they can be masculine or feminine.  She also talks about a simple color palette change.  I put those two ideas together to show you how right she is!!

Feminine...with trendy arrows.

My Whole World feminine

Masculine...exactly the same in every way except color.

My Whole World masculine

It works!!!

Head over to Catered Crop and check out all of the inspiration, tips and hints - then join in!!  I'd love to see what you create.

Robot Congrats
  • Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps Bot Time
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Taken with Teal
  • Ink: Memento Black, Copics
  • Accessories: Sizzix Sizzlit Congrats Die, Ranger Glossy Accents, Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder, various glitter pens
You're My Whole World
  • Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps Good Point, Words to Live By
  • Paper: Papertrey Summer Sunrise, Stampin' Up Island Indigo
  • Ink: Papertrey Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry, Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice; Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade
  • Accessories: misc buttons and twine

10 comments:

jessica said...

Adorable cards Kim!!! GREAT clean and simple designs!!
Thanks for sharing and I hope you have an AWESOME weekend!!

Kara said...

the little robot is so cute and I LOVE you arrow cards!

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute robot card. Love both of the arrow cards!

Kristie Goulet said...

Your robot is so cute and your arrow cards are amazing. So fun how just the change of colors can make it either masculine or feminine. Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

I hadn't been by to visit is so long and wanted to see if the fires were near to you. I'm so glad they aren't.

I love this robot card and how you've pieced him. How fun! And it's amazing how big a difference color can make to the same design!

Kristi said...

These made me smile! Love that cute little robot!

Linda McClain said...

Kim - You are amazing, as always. I love, love, love all three of your cards. Love the color swaps.

mypapercraftworld said...

This little robot is adorable, Kim ... love how you've 'dressed' him with chest lights, blue eyes, glossy accents and stickles. These arrow cards are so brilliant ... love the colours in each one ... such inspiration! Anita :)

cm said...

Catching up on some of your fabulous cards and wow - what a treasure here! How cute (ummm, dashing) that robot is with his quirky look and bits of bling. Sweet! The other two are excellent, in both versions! Inspiration,+++
As for Castle - Nathan Fillion is from my home city of Edmonton. I had the honour of teaching with Nathan's dad years ago; like father, like son - delightful and quite hilarious! I remember the couple of times when Nathan visited (during his soap opera role days), the line of girls floating behind him was waaaayyyy too cute! He is a charmer for sure; boy-next-door handsome and a totally 100% nice guy!

Jackie said...

The robot card is cute but I LOVE the graphic, fun look of the arrow cards!!!