Friday, February 20, 2015

The Male Room: Challenge 04 - Create Your Own Background

I received a wonderful, unexpected gift from my friend Annette a few weeks ago.  She saw some washi tape, ribbon, and twine that looked like "me" - and bought it as a gift!  How sweet is that?!?!

I saw The Male Room Challenge, and realized that Annette had anticipated my needs for this project!
I used a textured piece of gold foil paper, and layered gold and turquoise washi tape as stripes.  I mounted it on a piece of SU! paper, and added a a hand cut tag from the DCWV Winter in the Woods Stack mounted a another piece of the turquoise paper.  I also added Krylon gold leafing to the edges and gold and silver leafing to the berries on the tag.  The turquoise and gold polka dot ribbon is also a gift from Annette.  I love this!!  Non-traditional colors and a CAS design make a great masculine card!  I am blessed to have such a wonderful friend!!  I think my mother would have loved this card in her favorite colors.  I miss her so.....


  1. This card is stunning. I love how you made your backdrop for this darling little tag. I always love to see Krylon edging on a card or tag. It really makes things stand out nicely. I'm sorry you are missing your Mom, but I'm sure she knows you made this card, in these colors, with her in your mind and more importantly in your heart.

  2. That is one GORGEOUS card! Love the colors and the layers of Washi tape. Fabulous.

  3. I do like the colours here - the way you've used the washi tape and textured foil paper is just super. Great background. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

  4. Can't get any better then dots and stripes for a background! :) Thanks for joining in at TMR!

  5. fantastic background paper, love the washi tape stripes, perfect for a masculine card. Thanks for joining us at The Male Room
    Louise xx