Monday, March 19, 2007

Manly Elegance?

Sorry for not posting over the weekend... between St. Patricks Day and a couple of workshops it was really busy!!
I needed to get away from the green colors for my manly cards, so I want with the grey distressed paper from Scarlett's Letter - this pack has become my favorite! I was originally going to do just black, white and grey - but I ended up adding Burgundy for a little color.
The stamped images are embossed with black ep and are from theCarte Postale set from the Winter Mini. I added the black/white ribbon under the images - I felt this was a pretty masculine ribbon.
QUESTION...... How does this picture look? Does the white cloth and tan wall background look okay, or should I go back to a previous background? I used to use white as the backdrop. I need to play around a bit more I think. Any photo suggestions would be welcome!! You can either leave a comment or email me at
BASIC GREY UPDATE - For those of you who have ordered the Basic Grey paper packs - they will be here on Wednesday and shipped on Thursday or Friday! I am also placing an order with Fancy Pants and am putting together a bundle of their supplies - check out their website at!


tina werner said...

great card... carte postale is one of my fav's!

re: background... to tell you the truth, I don't even notice the background... I'm so busy oggling over your wonderful cards, the background just seems to disappear. Sorry I'm not much help in this department ;)

Anonymous said...

Gosh, I guess I have never put that much thought into a background. I am always looking at the main event. Your cards all look wonderful!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Beth said...

Either background works. Love all your work.

Cher said...

I like your tan background and your card is awesome.

doverdi said...

I have to agree with the others that have could stick the card on a cardboard box and I still would notice the background. I am too busy admiring your cards to pay attention to the background. lol Ok...back to the love it. Another nice manly card!

Anonymous said...

The tan background is really nice. The card stands out FABULOUSLY. What a great manly card.

Leslie (leslierich) said...

Very manly in an elegant kind of way! As far as the background goes, I like the color!

Anonymous said...

Who looks at the background. I can't take my eyes off of your beautiful creations!


April Hall said...

I love this card! The black just makes it "pop"!

mnhyrkas at SCS said...

I think the background would depend on what card you are photographing. In your manly cards, the tan background is perfect- like a worn leather chair!
The white is nice for your bright colors and gives a softer look.

Linda Deline said...

I think the background adds to the card... at least in the picture. Great card!! I love it. Keep up the good work. God bless. Linda D.


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