Monday, January 14, 2013

FMS68 & FM92

This card is all about texture and pattern, inspired by The Friday Mashup this week.  The challenge was to use three or more colors from the inspiration picture and also use different patterns.  I chose Island Indigo, Early Espresso and Sahara Sand.  I also used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #92.  

I felt like these were masculine colors and patterns, so I made a male birthday card.  The chevron and stripes embossing folders, plus the ribbon, thread and brads bring in the texture.  I mixed patterned papers from the Mocha Morning and Festival of prints paper packs.

Here's a list of supplies....
Stamps: On Your Birthday
Paper: Vanilla, Early Espresso Core'dinations, Island Indigo, Festival of Prints DP, Mocha Morning DP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Build a Brad, Linen Thread, Early Espresso ribbon, Stripe and Chevron EF


  1. Oh, I love the pattern mixing on the vertical panel! Such a great way to create a masculine card! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  2. There's nothing like a man-card with lots of texture! Great mix of colors too! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Embossing the patterned paper adds such a lot of visual interest! I love your pattern-coordinated brads, too--they remind me of the studs on a western shirt.

  4. Great masculine card with wonderful texture and patterns!

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  5. This does look like a perfect masculine card. Love the chevron sanding. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  6. Great masculine card!! You've combined embossing with your patterns so well! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

  7. This is such a snazzy guy birthday card! Great combination of patterns and textures! The distressed chevron background is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup!

  8. Wow - such a great masculine card! I love all the patterns and textures in this one, and the colours are fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup.