Recently a forum was created by Ivanka Lentke for card makers who used to post on "Cuppas and Cards" and part of the fun is a monthly "challenge" sketch. When I started on "Cuppas and Cards" I leaned towards masculine themed cards and decide to do the same for my first response to the challenge sketch. The January challenge sketch was simple and perfect for a masculine themed card ... so here's my interpretation of it.
I started with two complimentary embossed papers from "K&Company/E.K. Success": one being a copper colored version and the other being a multi colored version of the same image. To accentuate the fact that these papers were complimentary I matched the design and pattern at the joint line. The joint line was covered with a 3/8" wide strip of texture ivory paper (The Paper Company). I used the same textured ivory paper to die-cut a decorative tag with the "Spellbinder Fancy Label" set. The card's edges and the ivory paper were lightly antiqued using Coffee Bean ink from "Inkadinkado". To complete the card I added a sticker text from "Mrs. Grossman's" and two small rub-on flourishes from "American Crafts" to the decorative tag. There you have it: my first challenge entry of 2012!