Masked & Masculine

I'm not one to use a lot of techniques, but I find of the techniques I do use, masking is my favorite.  Especially when it comes out perfectly, as this did not hence the strip of navy paper :) 

My inspiration seems funny when I look at it now, this weeks Mood Board Monday.

How I got from lace, buttons and flowers to a masculine card is beyond me.  I think I pulled out Country Charm because of that little plaid pinking square?  Who knows!  But once I started stamping the strips it just feel like a guy card to me. 

What's your favorite technique?  Are you a technique junkie or do you steer clear of them like me?

Stamps:  Country Charm, Label Layers 4 (Wplus9 Design Studio)
Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral (SU!)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy (SU!)
Accessories:  Label Layers 4 die (Wp9), Corner Rounder (CM)


Dawn said...

Girl, I don't know how you got there, but I LOVE that you did! That's what it's all about, take from it what you want and leave the rest. I absolutely love this!

Kristie Goulet said...

Your card turned out awesome Mo! Love that you went with a masculine card for this one. :)

Lynn said...

I love the bold stripes Maureen. I'm miserable at masking...I try it regularly but never quite succeed!

Jen W. said...

I love the twists and tuns that inspiration can take - you can totally see how it was inspired by the photo despite the fact that it went in a more masculine direction. Very cool. :)

I am not much of a technique person unless fussy cutting counts as a technique. That's one I do a lot of and I'm usually pretty good at it. I love the look of masking but I have yet to come close to mastering it!

maria f. said...

Ha - the strip of navy paper! I can relate. This is great. I love how the little peeks of white show through between some of the stripes. Made me think airmail immediately.