Saturday, May 8, 2010

Masculine Get Well

A very dear friend of our family's was suddenly taken very ill and hospitalised recently. He is now back home again and doing very well. He has a fabulous sense of humour and I wanted to give him a 'get well with a grin' - and turned to this great stamp set by Lisa Johnson.

As it turns out Moxie Fab World is hosting a chair challenge at the moment called "Three Cheers for Chairs" - to use chairs in a creative way.

Well, I think Lisa did the thinking for me - but here is my take :0)


I tried to keep the card fairly simple and masculine - our friend is a real manly guy. I used a scor-bug on the background, embossed the white writing and used a row of buttons threaded with jute as the only decoration.

I wanted the sofa to look a little shabby - so made hatch marks on it. It's also not meant to look as inviting and comfy as a sofa can be. In fact - it's downright BORING! It is popped up on 3D dots to help highlight it - but only outlined in a grey Copic, to give it some shape. All this so it contrasts with the sofa and message......


Materials: Cardstock, Stamps, Ink, Twine - Papertrey Ink; Deckle and Rectangle Dies - Spellbinders; Alphabet Dies - Provo Craft; Scor-Tool and Scor-Bug; Versamark; Embossing Powder - Stampendous; Pearls - Kaiser; Corner Rounder and 3D Dots  - EK Success; Copic Marker

.....on the inside. Which was the funkiest image of the sofa included in the set :0) The decorative pillow has also been stamped with a woodgrain pattern that gives it a bit of a corduroy feel to it!

I'm hoping that he'll catch the play on words - we all think about a couch day as a day of relaxing. We're hoping he'll do that - but also 'make like a couch' and 're-cover' too :0)

Thanks for stopping in! (And thanks to Ted Mattos for all of his advice in the PTI forum and his blog about what men do and don't like on their cards So far on his blog he has Part 1 and Part 2 :0)

Hope you have some lovely weekend plans on the go - and a Very Happy Mother's Day for tomorrow, to all you Mums out there!

13 comments:

Ted said...

Lovely card, Nerina...er...I mean handsome! ;) I'm glad my suggestions helped. You did a wonderful job. Love the buttons! :)

Noora said...

Love this card!! its masculine and not boring...the sofa, the buttons, the colors..its beautiful!

Sue Ann said...

I think it is perfect!!! The buttons on the twine rock!!

Karen B. said...

I think you did a fantastic job with the masculine feel, really like the pillow detail!

Stacy Milford said...

super cute! Love that row of buttons!

Amy said...

This is so cute how you made the couch look "sick" and inside was a beautiful couch! Cool idea!

Aimes said...

Oooh a great guy card Nerina! Loving your humour with the dull couch magically transformed into a gorgeous one!
I hope your friend feels much better now!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

peggysue said...

Super sweet and I love the grey background and row of buttons. Looks marvelous!

Sharron said...

Great guy card--love your choice of colors and the buttons! And what fun to have a different funky couch with the sentiment for the inside.

Jennifer Carter said...

That is so cute!! You did a fabulous job!

Terri said...

Very cute. Great guy card too. Love the play on words. I bet your friend will get a bit kick out of it!

Cath said...

Hey Nerina! Thanks for entering the Three Cheers for Chairs Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE it! Great colors, great job making it manly, and I love the buttons strung along bottom!