Friday, 14 October 2016

Just For the Men

Every two weeks our Team is set a challenge to design a card around a particular theme and who ever takes part is given the chance to win a small prize; the current theme is 'Just for the Men'.

Now this really was a challenge for me as it was not 'male themed', but specifically 'for the men'; I have no stamps in my arsenal that could possibly be described as 'for men'. It has taken me until almost the deadline, which is tomorrow, to come up with an idea, but finally it hit me. What I think of as the B sides of the Halloween Nights Speciality Designer Papers are not particularly Halloween themed, but with a colour palette of Basic Black, Basic Grey, and Pumpkin Pie, particularly when you add the colours from the other items in the suite (Perfect Plum and Old Olive), you start to get a masculine feel to them.

With this in mind I then designed this card, pulling in a fairly generic greeting from the Scenic Saying stamp set for the front of the card.

It may not have motorbikes or trains all over it, but I think from the supplies I had available, it makes a really good card, particularly for a teenager.

If nothing else, it confirms that themed paper can be used in a generic, non-themed way, which is great as it means you can still indulge in the wonderful Designer Series Papers that Stampin' Up! are so well know for, even if you only have a very few projects for that theme. There isn't one of the double sided papers in the Halloween pack that could not be used in a generic way. Brilliant!

What do you think about the card? It was great fun to put together and only took a few minutes once I got going.