I have the hardest time with masculine cards. If you are a follower of my blog or have seen my gallery at sb.com, you know I'm more into the frilly, feminine stuff. Flowers, lace, pastels/soft colors, etc. I also have a difficult time with the clean and simple style. The word "simple" refers to the lack of embellishment and layering way more than the difficulty level, in my opinion. I find those CAS cards extremely difficult to do. I just want to throw more and more embellishments at them.
Today, I had a bit of free time before picking up my mom to head out to an auction to support the JDRF. I decided that I should try a CAS card with a more masculine theme. Um, yeah. This sucker drove me nuts. I think it turned out okay, though. Judge for yourself:
Now I'm off to hopefully win some good stuff at this auction. I've never been to a quarter auction and have no clue what that even means, so wish me luck! If you're there, you can identify me as the short, chubby one, looking around like I have no clue what in the heck is going on!!! LOL
Oh, yeah. I almost forgot. This card is for the Simon Says Stamp challenge to make a masculine card. I'm glad to see I could find a challenge for it, too!
Edited to add: this card is also for the CES Clean and Simple challenge. Thanks to Vicky for telling me about it!